Action Report: Bettors Favoring Ludvig Aberg Ahead of Shriners Children’s Open

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Ludvig Aberg of Sweden drives during the second round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament at Detroit Country Club, Friday, June 30, 2023, in Detroit.
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Oct 11, 2023, 11:58 AM

The PGA Tour will continue its fall swing with the Shriners Children’s Open from TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas this week.

When it comes to golf betting at the BetMGM online sportsbook for the event, bettors really like Ludvig Aberg.

As of Wednesday, he’s pulling in a whopping 37.9% of the handle on 7.7% of the tickets. Both are the highest of any player in the field.

While this will be his 14th PGA Tour event, he’s already logged five top-25 finishes and lost in a five-man playoff last week at the Sanderson Farms Championship. 

Aberg also went 2-2 at the Ryder Cup last month to get the attention of casual golf fans who may not have known him beforehand. Playing his collegiate golf at Texas Tech, he finished the PGA Tour University rankings last year, which earned him full PGA Tour status. He made his pro debut at the RBC Canadian Open. 

The 24-year-old has +1200 odds to win, which are the second-best in the field. 

J.T. Poston is also a popular pick, drawing the second-highest handle (10.2%) on the second-most tickets (7.5%).

He enters in solid form, logging five straight top-25 finishes, including two top-10 finishes, which go back to the summer.

Expect a ton of birdies to be made, as the winning score at this event has been 21-under or better each of the last five years. 

Aberg, Poston (+3000) and Adam Schenk (+3000) are BetMGM’s biggest liabilities.

Current Handle & Tickets

Handle

  1. Ludvig Aberg – 37.9%
  2. J.T. Poston – 10.2%
  3. Si Woo Kim – 7.7%
  4. Adam Schenk – 5.3%
  5. Tom Kim – 3.9%

Tickets

  1. Ludvig Aberg – 7.7%
  2. J.T. Poston – 7.5%
  3. Adam Schenk – 6%
  4. Tom Hoge – 5.8%
  5. Si Woo Kim – 5.2%

Kim, who has the best odds to win at +1100, as the defending champion, is drawing 3.9% of the tickets on 5% of the tickets.

Schenk is drawing plenty of action in his first event since finishing T-9 at the Tour Championship.

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”