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PGA Tour Betting: Timberlake to host JT Shriners Hospital Open

The final Fall Series has arrived. As of 2013, it will cease to exist. Next season will conclude with the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Shortly thereafter, the new wraparound 2013-14 schedule will commence. Are you confused? I am, and will miss the Fall Series which I always enjoyed – watching players coming down the stretch with their job on the line.

This week's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open begins what has been an annual home stretch for PGA TOUR members to chase goals established early in the year. The primary focus of the next few weeks will center on the edge of the bubble at No. 125 on the money list, for everyone inside it is fully exempt for next year. However, there are plenty of players who need a great week to secure their job for next year.

There is plenty on the line in the coming weeks; the top 30 in earnings at the end of the season are exempt into the Masters. The top 70 are granted tee times at both the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard and the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance, while the top 80 get into the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

While there are other methods to qualify for those tournaments, the mere existence of the exemptions offers enough of a target to keep one's head in the game, and that can translate into some momentum during the offseason.

Players will have to take it deep this week if they want to be in the mix. TPC Summerlin ranked as the easiest track on tour last year – with big greens and somewhat slow greens, the field can be aggressive and shoot some really low scores.

Nearly perfect weather is forecast for the tournament. Gradually decreasing high temperatures will bottom out in the 80s by Sunday. Winds may be strongest on Thursday, but moderate at worst. This all leads to low scores and you can expect close to 20-under par to be the winning score.

The final Fall Series has arrived. As of 2013, it will cease to exist. Next season will conclude with the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Shortly thereafter, the new wraparound 2013-14 schedule will commence. Are you confused? I am, and will miss the Fall Series which I always enjoyed – watching players coming down the stretch with their job on the line.

This week's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open begins what has been an annual home stretch for PGA TOUR members to chase goals established early in the year. The primary focus of the next few weeks will center on the edge of the bubble at No. 125 on the money list, for everyone inside it is fully exempt for next year. However, there are plenty of players who need a great week to secure their job for next year.

There is plenty on the line in the coming weeks; the top 30 in earnings at the end of the season are exempt into the Masters. The top 70 are granted tee times at both the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard and the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance, while the top 80 get into the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

While there are other methods to qualify for those tournaments, the mere existence of the exemptions offers enough of a target to keep one's head in the game, and that can translate into some momentum during the offseason.

Players will have to take it deep this week if they want to be in the mix. TPC Summerlin ranked as the easiest track on tour last year – with big greens and somewhat slow greens, the field can be aggressive and shoot some really low scores.

Nearly perfect weather is forecast for the tournament. Gradually decreasing high temperatures will bottom out in the 80s by Sunday. Winds may be strongest on Thursday, but moderate at worst. This all leads to low scores and you can expect close to 20-under par to be the winning score.

Ryan Moore

Moore crafted his outstanding amateur career while at UNLV. He h been on a roll and has posted top 25s in half of his six starts here. After a relatively quiet but fruitful regular season, he ended the FedExCup Playoffs with three straight top 10s. Moore makes a ton of birdies which will bode well this week in Vegas.

Scott Piercy

The local native and resident was the last man into the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Strong season included a victory and 12 other top 25s. He has top 15s in two of his last three starts at TPC Summerlin and home cooking can’t hurt. Look for the long-hitting Piercy to be in the mix with nine holes to play on Sunday.

Moore crafted his outstanding amateur career while at UNLV. He h been on a roll and has posted top 25s in half of his six starts here. After a relatively quiet but fruitful regular season, he ended the FedExCup Playoffs with three straight top 10s. Moore makes a ton of birdies which will bode well this week in Vegas.

Scott Piercy

The local native and resident was the last man into the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Strong season included a victory and 12 other top 25s. He has top 15s in two of his last three starts at TPC Summerlin and home cooking can’t hurt. Look for the long-hitting Piercy to be in the mix with nine holes to play on Sunday.