Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Tournament information
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Established 1983
Course(s) TPC at Summerlin
Par 71
Length 7,223 yards (6,605 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $6.0 million
Month played October
Tournament record score
Aggregate see below
To par see below
Current champion
United States Webb Simpson

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is a golf tournament that is second event in the FedEx Cup for the PGA Tour. It is played annually in October in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tournament is held at the TPC at Summerlin.

The event has been known by other titles, which are shown in the Winners section below. In 2013, the purse was its highest ever for the Las Vegas event at $6 million, and in 2012, it was $4.5 million, with an $810,000 first prize. In 2002, under a previous sponsor, the purse was $5.0 million ($900,000 to champion). The tournament was founded in 1983 and until 2003, it was played over five rounds over several other courses. When created in 1983, the event had the highest purse on tour at $750,000.[1] Tiger Woods recorded his first PGA Tour win there in 1996.

The tournament announced that the Shriners Hospitals for Children would take over the operations of the tournament, and that the Las Vegas Founders, a volunteer group, would no longer be involved with the event. Fry's Electronics, chief presenting sponsor in 2006 and 2007, also ended their association with the event, choosing to concentrate on a second tournament in Arizona that it was already sponsoring. On November 12, 2007, the PGA Tour announced that Justin Timberlake would become host of the tournament, and also announced the event's new name. Timberlake, an avid golfer who plays to a 6 handicap, played in the celebrity pro-am and hosted a benefit concert during the week of the tournament.[2]

This event became the first PGA Tour event in history to offer a total prize purse of more than $1 million. A tradition at the tournament is presenting the trophy to the champion while two showgirls are a part of the pomp and circumstance.

In its 30-year history, the Las Vegas PGA Tour event has been hosted by numerous courses before settling at its current venue, TPC Summerlin. Past venues include: TPC at the Canyons (now TPC Las Vegas), Bear's Best Golf Club, Southern Highlands Golf Club, Desert Inn Country Club (now the Wynn Golf & Country Club), Las Vegas Country Club, Las Vegas Hilton Country Club (now Las Vegas National Golf Club), Sunrise Golf Club, Spanish Trail Golf & Country Club, Showboat Country Club (now Wildhorse Golf Club), Dunes Country Club and Stallion Mountain Golf Club. Several of these courses are no longer operational.

Winners[edit]

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children

Frys.com Open

Michelin Championship at Las Vegas

Las Vegas Invitational

Invensys Classic at Las Vegas

Las Vegas Invitational

Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational

Panasonic Las Vegas Pro Celebrity Classic

Tournament record scores[edit]

As a five round tournament[edit]

Aggregate

To-par

As a four round tournament[edit]

Aggregate

To-par

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radosta, John (January 3, 1983). "PGA Tour Preview 1983; Under A New Format, Scramble Resumes For Money". The New York Times. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Timberlake to host PGA Tour's Las Vegas event in '08". ESPN. Associated Press. November 12, 2007. Retrieved November 13, 2007. 

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