Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

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Shriners Hospitals
for Children Open
Tournament information
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Established 1983; 31 years ago (1983)
Course(s) TPC at Summerlin
Par 71
Length 7,235 yards (6,616 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
(90 holes, 1983–2003)
Prize fund $6.2 million
Month played October
Tournament record score
Aggregate see below
To par see below
Current champion
United States Ben Martin
TPC at Summerlin is located in United States
TPC at Summerlin
TPC at 
Summerlin
Location in the United States

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour in Nevada. Founded 31 years ago in 1983, it is the second event in the FedEx Cup and is played annually in October in Las Vegas. It is currently held at the TPC at Summerlin, west of central Las Vegas at an approximate average elevation of 2,700 feet (820 m) above sea level.

Known by various titles, it was originally played over five rounds (90 holes) over several other courses. When created in 1983, it had the highest purse on tour at $750,000.[1] Tiger Woods recorded his first PGA Tour at Las Vegas in October 1996, in a playoff over 1993 champion Davis Love III.[2][3] The format was changed to 72 holes in 2004.[4]

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. Entertainer Justin Timberlake was the host of the tournament for five years, 2008 through 2012. 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.[5][6]

The inaugural tournament in 1983 had a then-record official purse of $750,000 and Fuzzy Zoeller took the 135,000 winner's share at Las Vegas Country Club in mid-September.[7][8] In 1984, it became the first PGA Tour event in history to offer a purse exceeding a million dollars: champion Denis Watson won $162,000 from a prize pool of $1,122,500.[9] The tourney moved to late March in 1985,[10] to early May in 1986,[11] then to mid-October in 1990.[12] A tradition at the tournament is presenting the trophy to the champion while two showgirls are a part of the pomp and circumstance.[3]

In its history, the Las Vegas 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.

Through 2014, only one player has won multiple titles at Las Vegas: Jim Furyk won three times, in 1995, 1998, and 1999.

Course layout[edit]

Main article: TPC at Summerlin
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 408 469 472 450 197 430 382 239 563 3,610 420 448 442 606 168 341 560 196 444 3,625 7,235
Par 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 35 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 71

Source:[13]

Winners[edit]

Season Date Player Country Score To par Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($)
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
2015 Oct 19, 2014 Ben Martin  United States 264 −20 1,116,000 6,200,000
2014 Oct 20, 2013 Webb Simpson  United States 260 −24 1,080,000 6,000,000
Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
2012 Oct 7, 2012 Ryan Moore  United States 260 −24 810,000 4,500,000
2011 Oct 2, 2011 Kevin Na  United States 261 −23 792,000 4,400,000
2010 Oct 24, 2010 Jonathan Byrd  United States 263 −21 774,000 4,300,000
2009 Oct 18, 2009 Martin Laird  Scotland 265 −19 756,000 4,200,000
2008 Oct 19, 2008 Marc Turnesa  United States 263 −25 738,000 4,100,000
Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children
2007 Oct 14, 2007 George McNeill  United States 264 −24 720,000 4,000,000
Frys.com Open
2006 Oct 15, 2006 Troy Matteson  United States 265 −23 720,000 4,000,000
Michelin Championship at Las Vegas
2005 Oct 16, 2005 Wes Short, Jr.  United States 266 −21 720,000 4,000,000
2004 Oct 10, 2004 Andre Stolz  Australia 266 −21 720,000 4,000,000
Las Vegas Invitational
2003 Oct 12, 2003 Stuart Appleby  Australia 328 −31 720,000 4,000,000
Invensys Classic at Las Vegas
2002 Oct 13, 2002 Phil Tataurangi  New Zealand 330 −29 900,000 5,000,000
2001 Oct 14, 2001 Bob Estes  United States 329 −30 810,000 4,500,000
2000 Oct 15, 2000 Billy Andrade  United States 332 −28 765,000 4,250,000
Las Vegas Invitational
1999 Oct 17, 1999 Jim Furyk (3)  United States 331 −29 450,000 2,500,000
1998 Oct 18, 1998 Jim Furyk (2)  United States 335 −25 360,000 2,000,000
1997 Oct 26, 1997 Bill Glasson  United States 340 −20 324,000 1,800,000
1996 Oct 6, 1996 Tiger Woods[2]  United States 332 −27 297,000 1,650,000
1995 Oct 15, 1995 Jim Furyk  United States 331 −28 270,000 1,500,000
1994 Oct 23, 1994 Bruce Lietzke  United States 332 −28 270,000 1,500,000
1993 Oct 24, 1993 Davis Love III  United States 331 −29 252,000 1,400,000
1992 Oct 11, 1992 John Cook  United States 334 −26 234,000 1,300,000
1991 Oct 13, 1991 Andrew Magee  United States 329 −31 270,000 1,500,000
1990 Oct 14, 1990 Bob Tway[12]  United States 334 −26 234,000 1,300,000
1989 Apr 30, 1989 Scott Hoch  United States 336 −24 225,000 1,250,000
Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational
1988 May 8, 1988 Gary Koch[14]  United States 274^ −14 250,000 1,388,889
1987 May 3, 1987 Paul Azinger[15]  United States 271^ −17 225,000 1,250,000
1986 May 4, 1986 Greg Norman[11]  Australia 333 −27 207,000 1,150,000
1985 Mar 24, 1985 Curtis Strange[10]  United States 338 −17 171,000 950,000
1984 Sep 23, 1984 Denis Watson[9]  Zimbabwe 341 −14 162,000 900,000
Panasonic Las Vegas Pro Celebrity Classic
1983 Sep 28, 1983 Fuzzy Zoeller[7][8]  United States 340 −15 135,000 750,000
  • ^ weather-shortened to 72 holes[14][16]

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Sources:[17][18]

Tournament record scores[edit]

Five round tournament[edit]

The first 21 events (1983–2003) were scheduled for 90 holes.
Aggregate

To-par

Four round tournament[edit]

The event switched to a 72-hole format in 2004.
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. ^ a b Dohrmann, George (October 7, 1996). "Woods triumphs at Love's expense". The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). pp. 1B, 5B. 
  3. ^ a b Myers, Alex (October 17, 2013). "Throwback Thursday: Tiger Woods and two Las Vegas showgirls?". Golf Digest. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Las Vegas Invitational goes to 72-hole format". Lodi News-Sentinel (California). Associated Press. May 19, 2004. p. 14. 
  5. ^ "Timberlake to host PGA Tour's Las Vegas event in '08". ESPN. Associated Press. November 12, 2007. Retrieved November 13, 2007. 
  6. ^ Carp, Steve (October 1, 2012). "Las Vegas PGA Tour stop looks to future". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Zoeller pockets $135,000 in pro-celebrity classic". The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon). wire services. September 19, 1983. p. 2B. 
  8. ^ a b "Zoeller collects $135,000 check for Vegas win". Spokane Chronicle. Associated Press. September 19, 1983. p. 20. 
  9. ^ a b "Denis Watson captures his third tourney of the year". Gainesville Sun (Florida). Associated Press. September 24, 1984. p. 1B. 
  10. ^ a b "Strange cashes in birdie putt for $171,000 Vegas jackpot". Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. March 25, 1985. p. C8. 
  11. ^ a b "Norman easy winner in Panasonic tourney". Palm Beach Post. wire services. May 5, 1986. p. B11. 
  12. ^ a b "Tway takes playoff in Las Vegas". Ocala Star-Banner (Florida). Associated Press. October 15, 1990. p. 3C. 
  13. ^ "Course: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open". PGA Tour. 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b White Jr., Gordon S. (May 9, 1988). "Koch jumps on money list". The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon). p. 2B. 
  15. ^ "Azinger wins Las Vegas golf". The Pittsburgh Press. May 4, 1987. p. D2. 
  16. ^ "Brown retains lead inLas Vegas tourney". Wilmington Morning Star (North Carolina). May 1, 1987. p. 2B. 
  17. ^ "Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - Past Winners". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - Winners per Year". Golf Observer. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°11′17″N 115°17′53″W / 36.188°N 115.298°W / 36.188; -115.298