Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

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Shriners Hospitals
for Children Open
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open logo.png
Tournament information
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada
Established1983; 38 years ago (1983)
Course(s)TPC at Summerlin
Par71
Length7,255 yards (6,634 m)
Organized byShriners Hospitals for Children
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$7,000,000
Month playedOctober
Tournament record score
Aggregate260 Ryan Moore (2012) (72 holes)
260 Webb Simpson (2013) (72 holes)
328 Stuart Appleby (2003) (90 holes)
328 Scott McCarron (2003) (90 holes)
To par−25 Marc Turnesa (2008) (72 holes)
−31 Andrew Magee (1991) (90 holes)
−31 D. A. Weibring (1991) (90 holes)
−31 Stuart Appleby (2003) (90 holes)
−31 Scott McCarron (2003) (90 holes)
Current champion
Scotland Martin Laird
Location Map
TPC at Summerlin is located in the United States
TPC at Summerlin
TPC at Summerlin
Location in the United States
TPC at Summerlin is located in Nevada
TPC at Summerlin
TPC at Summerlin
Location in Nevada

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour in Nevada. Founded 38 years ago in 1983, it is the fourth event of the Tour's 2019–20 wrap-around season and is played annually in October in Las Vegas. It is currently held at the TPC 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 victory 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]

In 2007 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.[5] The following year Fry's Electronics, chief presenting sponsor in 2006 and 2007, 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.[6][7]

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.[8][9] 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.[10] The tourney moved to late March in 1985,[11] to early May in 1986,[12] then to mid-October in 1990.[13] 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 2019, only two players have won multiple titles at Las Vegas: Jim Furyk won three times, in 1995, 1998, and 1999; Kevin Na won two times, in 2011 and 2019.

In the 2010 tournament, Jonathan Byrd made a hole in one on the fourth hole of a three-man sudden-death playoff to win.[14]

Course layout[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 408 469 492 450 197 430 382 239 563 3,610 420 448 442 606 168 341 560 196 444 3,625 7,255
Par 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 35 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 71

Source:[15]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($) Ref.
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
2020 Scotland Martin Laird (2) 261 -23 Playoff United States Austin Cook
United States Matthew Wolff
1,260,000 7,000,000
2019 United States Kevin Na (2) 261 −23 Playoff United States Patrick Cantlay 1,188,000 6,600,000
2018 United States Bryson DeChambeau 263 −21 1 stroke United States Patrick Cantlay 1,260,000 7,000,000
2017 United States Patrick Cantlay 275 −9 Playoff Germany Alex Čejka
South Korea Kim Meen-whee
1,224,000 6,800,000
2016 Australia Rod Pampling 264 −20 2 strokes United States Brooks Koepka 1,188,000 6,600,000
2015 United States Smylie Kaufman 268 −16 1 stroke United States Jason Bohn
Germany Alex Čejka
United States Patton Kizzire
United States Kevin Na
United States Brett Stegmaier
United States Cameron Tringale
1,152,000 6,400,000
2014 United States Ben Martin 264 −20 2 strokes United States Kevin Streelman 1,116,000 6,200,000
2013 United States Webb Simpson 260 −24 6 strokes United States Jason Bohn
Japan Ryo Ishikawa
1,080,000 6,000,000
Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
2012 United States Ryan Moore 260 −24 1 stroke Zimbabwe Brendon de Jonge 810,000 4,500,000
2011 United States Kevin Na 261 −23 2 strokes United States Nick Watney 792,000 4,400,000
2010 United States Jonathan Byrd 263 −21 Playoff Scotland Martin Laird
Australia Cameron Percy
774,000 4,300,000
2009 Scotland Martin Laird 265 −19 Playoff United States Chad Campbell
United States George McNeill
756,000 4,200,000
2008 United States Marc Turnesa 263 −25 1 stroke United States Matt Kuchar 738,000 4,100,000
Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children
2007 United States George McNeill 264 −24 4 strokes United States D. J. Trahan 720,000 4,000,000
Frys.com Open
2006 United States Troy Matteson 265 −23 1 stroke Sweden Daniel Chopra
United States Ben Crane
720,000 4,000,000
Michelin Championship at Las Vegas
2005 United States Wes Short Jr. 266 −21 Playoff United States Jim Furyk 720,000 4,000,000
2004 Australia Andre Stolz 266 −21 1 stroke United States Harrison Frazar
United States Tom Lehman
United States Tag Ridings
720,000 4,000,000
Las Vegas Invitational
2003 Australia Stuart Appleby 328 −31 Playoff United States Scott McCarron 720,000 4,000,000
Invensys Classic at Las Vegas
2002 New Zealand Phil Tataurangi 330 −29 1 stroke Australia Stuart Appleby
United States Jeff Sluman
900,000 5,000,000
2001 United States Bob Estes 329 −30 1 stroke United States Tom Lehman
South Africa Rory Sabbatini
810,000 4,500,000
2000 United States Billy Andrade 332 −28 1 stroke United States Phil Mickelson 765,000 4,250,000
Las Vegas Invitational
1999 United States Jim Furyk (3) 331 −29 1 stroke United States Jonathan Kaye 450,000 2,500,000
1998 United States Jim Furyk (2) 335 −25 1 stroke United States Mark Calcavecchia 360,000 2,000,000
1997 United States Bill Glasson 340 −20 1 stroke United States David Edwards
United States Billy Mayfair
324,000 1,800,000
1996 United States Tiger Woods 332 −27 Playoff United States Davis Love III 297,000 1,650,000 [2]
1995 United States Jim Furyk 331 −28 1 stroke United States Billy Mayfair 270,000 1,500,000
1994 United States Bruce Lietzke 332 −28 1 stroke United States Robert Gamez 270,000 1,500,000
1993 United States Davis Love III 331 −29 8 strokes United States Craig Stadler 252,000 1,400,000
1992 United States John Cook 334 −26 2 strokes South Africa David Frost 234,000 1,300,000
1991 United States Andrew Magee 329 −31 Playoff United States D. A. Weibring 270,000 1,500,000
1990 United States Bob Tway 334 −26 Playoff United States John Cook 234,000 1,300,000 [13]
1989 United States Scott Hoch 336 −24 Playoff United States Robert Wrenn 225,000 1,250,000
Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational
1988 United States Gary Koch 274[a] −14 1 stroke United States Peter Jacobsen
United States Mark O'Meara
250,000 1,388,889 [16]
1987 United States Paul Azinger 271[a] −17 1 stroke United States Hal Sutton 225,000 1,250,000 [17]
1986 Australia Greg Norman 333 −27 7 strokes United States Dan Pohl 207,000 1,150,000 [12]
1985 United States Curtis Strange 338 −17 1 stroke United States Mike Smith 171,000 950,000 [11]
1984 Zimbabwe Denis Watson 341 −15 1 stroke United States Andy Bean 162,000 900,000 [10]
Panasonic Las Vegas Pro Celebrity Classic
1983 United States Fuzzy Zoeller 340 −18 4 strokes United States Rex Caldwell 135,000 750,000 [8][9]
  1. ^ a b Shortened to 72 holes due to weather.

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Sources:[18][19]

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. ^ Shriners Hospital to back PGA tourney in Las Vegas
  6. ^ "Timberlake to host PGA Tour's Las Vegas event in '08". ESPN. Associated Press. November 12, 2007. Retrieved November 13, 2007.
  7. ^ Carp, Steve (October 1, 2012). "Las Vegas PGA Tour stop looks to future". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Zoeller pockets $135,000 in pro-celebrity classic". The Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon. wire services. September 19, 1983. p. 2B.
  9. ^ a b "Zoeller collects $135,000 check for Vegas win". Spokane Chronicle. Associated Press. September 19, 1983. p. 20.
  10. ^ a b "Denis Watson captures his third tourney of the year". Gainesville Sun. Florida. Associated Press. September 24, 1984. p. 1B.
  11. ^ a b "Strange cashes in birdie putt for $171,000 Vegas jackpot". Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. March 25, 1985. p. C8.
  12. ^ a b "Norman easy winner in Panasonic tourney". Palm Beach Post. wire services. May 5, 1986. p. B11.
  13. ^ a b "Tway takes playoff in Las Vegas". Ocala Star-Banner. Florida. Associated Press. October 15, 1990. p. 3C.
  14. ^ "Byrd hits the jackpot in Las Vegas". Golf.com. Associated Press. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  15. ^ "Course: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open". PGA Tour. 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  16. ^ White Jr., Gordon S. (May 9, 1988). "Koch jumps on money list". The Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon. p. 2B.
  17. ^ "Azinger wins Las Vegas golf". The Pittsburgh Press. May 4, 1987. p. D2.
  18. ^ "Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - Past Winners". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  19. ^ "Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - Winners per Year". Golf Observer. Retrieved October 23, 2014.

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