Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
|Location||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Course(s)||TPC at Summerlin|
|Length||7,255 yards (6,634 m)|
|Organized by||Shriners Hospitals for Children|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||260 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)
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. Tiger Woods recorded his first PGA Tour victory at Las Vegas in October 1996, in a playoff over 1993 champion Davis Love III. The format was changed to 72 holes in 2004.
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. 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.
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. 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. The tourney moved to late March in 1985, to early May in 1986, then to mid-October in 1990. 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 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.
|Year||Winner||Score||To par||Margin of
|Shriners Hospitals for Children Open|
|2020||Martin Laird (2)||261||-23||Playoff|| Austin Cook
|2019||Kevin Na (2)||261||−23||Playoff||Patrick Cantlay||1,188,000||6,600,000|
|2018||Bryson DeChambeau||263||−21||1 stroke||Patrick Cantlay||1,260,000||7,000,000|
|2017||Patrick Cantlay||275||−9||Playoff|| Alex Čejka
|2016||Rod Pampling||264||−20||2 strokes||Brooks Koepka||1,188,000||6,600,000|
|2015||Smylie Kaufman||268||−16||1 stroke|| Jason Bohn
|2014||Ben Martin||264||−20||2 strokes||Kevin Streelman||1,116,000||6,200,000|
|2013||Webb Simpson||260||−24||6 strokes|| Jason Bohn
|Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open|
|2012||Ryan Moore||260||−24||1 stroke||Brendon de Jonge||810,000||4,500,000|
|2011||Kevin Na||261||−23||2 strokes||Nick Watney||792,000||4,400,000|
|2010||Jonathan Byrd||263||−21||Playoff|| Martin Laird
|2009||Martin Laird||265||−19||Playoff|| Chad Campbell
|2008||Marc Turnesa||263||−25||1 stroke||Matt Kuchar||738,000||4,100,000|
|Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children|
|2007||George McNeill||264||−24||4 strokes||D. J. Trahan||720,000||4,000,000|
|2006||Troy Matteson||265||−23||1 stroke|| Daniel Chopra
|Michelin Championship at Las Vegas|
|2005||Wes Short Jr.||266||−21||Playoff||Jim Furyk||720,000||4,000,000|
|2004||Andre Stolz||266||−21||1 stroke|| Harrison Frazar
|Las Vegas Invitational|
|2003||Stuart Appleby||328||−31||Playoff||Scott McCarron||720,000||4,000,000|
|Invensys Classic at Las Vegas|
|2002||Phil Tataurangi||330||−29||1 stroke|| Stuart Appleby
|2001||Bob Estes||329||−30||1 stroke|| Tom Lehman
|2000||Billy Andrade||332||−28||1 stroke||Phil Mickelson||765,000||4,250,000|
|Las Vegas Invitational|
|1999||Jim Furyk (3)||331||−29||1 stroke||Jonathan Kaye||450,000||2,500,000|
|1998||Jim Furyk (2)||335||−25||1 stroke||Mark Calcavecchia||360,000||2,000,000|
|1997||Bill Glasson||340||−20||1 stroke|| David Edwards
|1996||Tiger Woods||332||−27||Playoff||Davis Love III||297,000||1,650,000|||
|1995||Jim Furyk||331||−28||1 stroke||Billy Mayfair||270,000||1,500,000|
|1994||Bruce Lietzke||332||−28||1 stroke||Robert Gamez||270,000||1,500,000|
|1993||Davis Love III||331||−29||8 strokes||Craig Stadler||252,000||1,400,000|
|1992||John Cook||334||−26||2 strokes||David Frost||234,000||1,300,000|
|1991||Andrew Magee||329||−31||Playoff||D. A. Weibring||270,000||1,500,000|
|1990||Bob Tway||334||−26||Playoff||John Cook||234,000||1,300,000|||
|1989||Scott Hoch||336||−24||Playoff||Robert Wrenn||225,000||1,250,000|
|Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational|
|1988||Gary Koch||274[a]||−14||1 stroke|| Peter Jacobsen
|1987||Paul Azinger||271[a]||−17||1 stroke||Hal Sutton||225,000||1,250,000|||
|1986||Greg Norman||333||−27||7 strokes||Dan Pohl||207,000||1,150,000|||
|1985||Curtis Strange||338||−17||1 stroke||Mike Smith||171,000||950,000|||
|1984||Denis Watson||341||−15||1 stroke||Andy Bean||162,000||900,000|||
|Panasonic Las Vegas Pro Celebrity Classic|
|1983||Fuzzy Zoeller||340||−18||4 strokes||Rex Caldwell||135,000||750,000|||
- Shortened to 72 holes due to weather.
Tournament record scores
Five round tournament
The first 21 events (1983–2003) were scheduled for 90 holes.
- −31 Stuart Appleby (2003)
- −31 Scott McCarron (2003)
- −31 Andrew Magee (1991)
- −31 D. A. Weibring (1991)
Four round tournament
The event switched to a 72-hole format in 2004.
- −25 Marc Turnesa (2008)
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