Shriners Children's Open R3 Highlights & Final Round Preview

Shriners Children’s Open R3 Highlights & Final Round Preview

Moving Day well and truly lived up to its name during this year’s Shriners Children’s Open R3.

Following a dramatic day a trio of players lead the way – Lanto Griffin, Adam Hadwin, and last year’s winner, Tom Kim. Despite the tie at the top, we are in for a thrilling finish with seventeen golf players separated by just three strokes. 

PGA Tour Odds

62’s the order of the day as Kim puts himself in pole position to defend his title

Tom Kim headed into his third round flying under the radar but that all changed after a stunning eighteen holes. The highest-ranked player in the field and the defending champion, Kim lit up TPC Summerlin with a superb display of iron play and putting. 

In a blistering front nine, Kim picked up six shots which included an eagle on the par 5 ninth hole. His momentum wouldn’t stop with the South Korean picking up a further four strokes on his back nine. 

Other significant movers were Adam Hadwin and Callum Tarren. 

Hadwin’s round of 63 propelled him up the leaderboard and into a share of the lead. The Canadian was unlucky not to have won the Rocket Mortgage Classic a few months ago and will hope to go one place better here. 

Tarren joined Kim by posting a 62. The Englishman has yet to win on the PGA Tour, but his fine exploits will see him start today just two strokes behind.  

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Thanks to his superb golf yesterday, Tom Kim has been positioned as the favorite for victory. The defending champion, Kim clearly has a liking for TPC Summerlin and he showed that to full effect as he blitzed his way around the course. 

Hot on the heels of Kim is Adam Hadwin. A Tour stalwart, surprisingly Hadwin has just the one win which came all the way back in 2017. During that six-year drought, he has posted numerous runner up finishes. As experienced as they come, Hadwin will be hoping that today can be the day when he finally pieces it all together. 

Lanto Griffin has found himself in contention all week and managed to maintain his position at the top of the leaderboard.

Griffin had to battle for his third-round 68 but crucially didn’t record a single dropped shot. Whilst he may not have the scoring power of Kim, his consistency could give him a chance of winning a first PGA title since 2019. 

Other names to keep an eye on today are Taylor Pendrith and J.T Poston. 

Pendrith is now a regular inside the top 100 and has shot two successive rounds of 65. Clearly hitting the ball great, he has given himself a great chance of winning his first PGA event and will start today just one stroke behind the leaders.

J.T Poston is one shot further back and has two strokes to find. The American would have been in the lead had it not been for a disastrous triple bogey on the par 5 sixteenth. Still, very much in the reckoning, he will hope to put that mishap behind him and fire himself back up the leaderboard and to a first title of the year. 

2023 Shriners Children’s Open Odds

Player Golf Odds from JazzSports 
Tom Kim +250
Adam Hadwin +400
Lanto Griffin+800
K.H Lee+1000
J.T Poston +1400
Taylor Pendrith +1400
Adam Svensson+1500
Vince Whaley +1500
Callum Tarren+2500
Cameron Davis +2500
Beau Hossler+4000
Alex Noren +5000
Chesson Hadley +5000
Isaiah Salinda +5000
Nick Taylor +5000
Joel Dahmen +5000
Ryan Moore +6000
Luke List +7500
Field (any other)+600

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