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PGA - Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
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DATES: Thursday, October 16th through Sunday, October 19th
SITE: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
COURSE ARCHITECT: Bobby Weed and Fuzzy Zoeller (1992)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 7,255
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 408 yds10 - Par 4 420 yds
2 - Par 4 469 yds11 - Par 4 448 yds
3 - Par 4 492 yds12 - Par 4 442 yds
4 - Par 4 450 yds13 - Par 5 606 yds
5 - Par 3 197 yds14 - Par 3 168 yds
6 - Par 4 430 yds15 - Par 4 341 yds
7 - Par 4 382 yds16 - Par 5 560 yds
8 - Par 3 239 yds17 - Par 3 196 yds
9 - Par 5 563 yds18 - Par 4 444 yds
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35 3,630 Yds36 3,625 Yds
 
Annual:  32nd
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Sunday -- 5-8 p.m. (et),
  - Thursday/Sunday -- 8:30-11:30 p.m. (et) - replay
Defending Champion:  Webb Simpson
Runner-Up:  Jason Bohn, Ryo Ishikawa
Tournament Record (90 holes):  328 (Stuart Appleby, Scott McCarron, 2003)
Tournament Record (72 holes):  260 (Ryan Moore, 2012; Webb Simpson, 2013)
54-Hole Record:  194 (Harrison Frazar, Bob May, Jim Furyk, 1999;
  Steve Flesch, Scott Verplank, 2003; Martin Laird, 2010;
  Jonas Blixt, Ryan Moore, Brendon de Jonge, 2012;
  Webb Simpson, 2013)
36-Hole Record:  125 (Tom Lehman, 2001)
18-Hole Record:  59 (Chip Beck, 1991 - Sunrise Golf Club)
Course Record:  60 (J.J. Henry, 2013)
Total Purse:  $6,200,000
Shares:  1st Place - $1,116,000; 2nd Place - $669,600; 3rd Place - $421,600
 
2013 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Webb Simpson260Chesson Hadley268
Jason Bohn266Charles Howell III268
Ryo Ishikawa266Troy Matteson268
Charley Hoffman267Three players at269
Luke Guthrie268
 
Past Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2013Webb Simpson (260) -- Jason Bohn, Ryo Ishikawa
2012Ryan Moore (260) -- Brendon de Jonge
2011Kevin Na (261) -- Nick Watney
2010*Jonathan Byrd (263) -- Martin Laird, Cameron Percy
2009*Martin Laird (265) -- Chad Campbell, George McNeill
2008Marc Turnesa (263) -- Matt Kuchar
2007George McNeill (264) -- D.J. Trahan
2006Troy Matteson (265) -- Daniel Chopra, Ben Crane
2005*Wes Short, Jr. (266) -- Jim Furyk
2004Andre Stolz (266) -- Harrison Frazar, Tag Ridings, Tom Lehman
2003*Stuart Appleby (328) -- Scott McCarron
2002Phil Tataurangi (330) -- Stuart Appleby, Jeff Sluman
2001Bob Estes (329) -- Tom Lehman, Rory Sabbatini
2000Billy Andrade (332) -- Phil Mickelson
1999Jim Furyk (331) -- Jonathan Kaye
1998Jim Furyk (335) -- Mark Calcavecchia
1997Bill Glasson (340) -- David Edwards, Billy Mayfair
1996*Tiger Woods (332) -- Davis Love III
1995Jim Furyk (331) -- Billy Mayfair
1994Bruce Lietzke (332) -- Robert Gamez
1993Davis Love III (331) -- Craig Stadler
1992John Cook (334) -- David Frost
1991*Andrew Magee (329) -- D.A. Weibring
1990*Bob Tway (334) -- John Cook
1989*Scott Hoch (336) -- Robert Wrenn
1988#Gary Koch (274) -- Peter Jacobsen, Mark O'Meara
1987#Paul Azinger (271) -- Hal Sutton
1986Greg Norman (333) -- Dan Pohl
1985Curtis Strange (338) -- Mike Smith
1984Denis Watson (341) -- Andy Bean
1983Fuzzy Zoeller (340) -- Rex Caldwell

* - Won in Playoff

# - Rain Shortened

Note:Formerly called Justin Timberlake Hospitals for Children Open (2008-12),
Frys.com Open (2006-07), Michelin Championship at Las Vegas (2004-05), Las Vegas Invitational (2003), Invensys Classic at Las Vegas (2000-02), Las Vegas Invitational (1989-99), Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational (1984-88), Panasonic Las Vegas Pro-Celebrity Classic (1983).

Top Contenders in the Field
Player2004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Webb Simpson---------------mcT-4------Won
Jason BohnT-23------------T-14---T-49T-8T-2
Ryo Ishikawa---------------------------T-2
Ryan Moore---T-16T-85T-54T-24T-7---mcWonT-9
Jimmy Walker------------mcmcmc---T-10T-12
Robert Garrigus------T-75T-3T-36T-47T-58T-16T-22T-23
Vijay Singh------------------------T-36T-23
Stuart ApplebyT-23T-58---------T-58mc---mcT-23
John Huh------------------------T-13T-30
Chad Campbell---T-67T-16T-74T-3T-2T-28T-23T-54T-36
Nick Watney---T-6mcT-59T-36mcT-62ndT-10T-48
George McNeill---------WonT-15T-2T-14mcT-36T-62
Kevin Nawd---T-24T-19T-15---T-45WonT-22mc
Billy Horschel---------------------T-16------
Steven Bowditch------mc------------T-23------
Sang-Moon Bae------------------------------
Hideki Matsuyama------------------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Hideki Matsuyama
Darkhorse - Martin Laird
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Jimmy Walker) - Finished 63rd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Chesson Hadley) - Finished tied for 57th
 
NOTES:
The PGA Tour travels to Las Vegas this week for the second event of the 2014-15 season. Six of the top 40 players in the world are expected to compete -- Billy Horschel (13), Hideki Matsuyama (19), Jimmy Walker (21), Webb Simpson (33), Kevin Na (34) and Graham DeLaet (39).

Horschel is coming off an outstanding run at the end of the 2013-14 season. He won the last two playoff events to capture the FedExCup. Horschel also shared second place at the second playoff event. Matsuyama won his first PGA Tour title at the Memorial Tournament in June. He finished tied for third last week at the season-opening Frys.com Open.

This tournament was the first in PGA Tour history to offer a $1 million purse and the first non-major tournament to offer a $5 million purse. The purse increased $200,000 from last year to $6.2 million, with the winner receiving $1,116,000.

This event has been played on 12 different courses during its 31 years in Las Vegas. Those courses include Las Vegas Country Club, Showboat Country Club, Sunrise Golf Club, Spanish Trail Country Club, Las Vegas Hilton Country Club, Tropicana Country Club, Desert Inn Country Club, Dunes Country Club, Bear's Best, Southern Highlands, TPC Las Vegas and TPC Summerlin, which has hosted a PGA Tour event every year since 1992.

Last year, Webb Simpson carded rounds of 64-63-67-66 as he rolled to a 6-shot win over Jason Bohn and Ryo Ishikawa. Simpson, who earned his fourth career victory on the PGA Tour, finished the tournament at 24-under-par 260. His total of 260 tied Ryan Moore (2012) for the 72-hole tournament record. Seven of Simpson's last eight rounds at TPC Summerlin have been at 67 or better.

In 2012, Moore opened with a course record-tying 61 and carded four rounds in the 60s to win by one shot over Brendon de Jonge. Moore, who won for the second time on the PGA Tour, finished at 24-under 260. The Las Vegas resident set the tournament's 72-hole scoring record with his total of 260. Kevin Na established the old mark of 261 in 2011.

In 2011, Na, a Las Vegas resident, finally picked up his first PGA Tour title in his 211th career start. Na fired rounds of 67-63-66-65 to beat Nick Watney by two strokes. Na became the 10th player to capture his first career title at this event, joining Jim Furyk (1995), Tiger Woods (1996), Phil Tataurangi (2002), Andre Stolz (2004), Wes Short, Jr. (2005), Troy Matteson (2006), George McNeill (2007), Marc Turnesa (2008) and Martin Laird (2009). Short, who was 41 when he won in 2005, became the second player the age of 40 to win in Las Vegas. Bruce Lietzke was the oldest when he won at 43 in 1994. Short captured this event in his 27th career start.

Jonathan Byrd aced the fourth playoff hole to defeat Laird and Cameron Percy in 2010. After the trio decided to play one more hole in the fading light, Byrd teed off first on the par-3 17th. His tee ball bounced hard and rolled 10 feet directly into the hole for the ace. After some congratulatory handshakes, Percy and Laird had to hole out to extend the playoff to Monday. Both went at the flag on the left side and both hit the ball in the water. The ace marked the first hole-in-one to end a playoff in PGA Tour history. The last time an eagle won a playoff was in 2004 at Doral when Craig Parry holed out from the fairway to beat Scott Verplank.

After taking a 5-stroke lead into the final round in 2007, only a 3-putt bogey at the last hole stopped McNeill from winning by the same margin. McNeill closed with a 5-under 67 to claim his first PGA Tour title at 23-under-par 264. McNeill also won the PGA Tour's Qualifying Tournament in 2006.

In 2006, Matteson posted a 3-under 69 in the final round to collect his first PGA Tour victory. He finished at 22-under-par 265 and won by a stroke over Ben Crane and Daniel Chopra. Matteson was the Web.com Tour's leading money winner in 2005.

Furyk, a 3-time winner (1995, 98-99), is the only player to win this event back-to-back and on multiple occasions. He is the all-time money leader at $2,314,418 in earnings. In his career in Las Vegas, Furyk is a whopping 260- under in 14 events (nine of them were 90-hole events). The 2001 tournament was the only time he missed the cut and finished over par (1-over).

In 2004, the tournament became just a 4-day, 72-hole event, down from 90 holes the first 21 years. Stolz posted a 5-under 67 in the final round in 2004 to earn his first PGA Tour victory. He finished at 21-under-par 266 and won by a stroke over Harrison Frazar, Tag Ridings and Tom Lehman.

When Woods won in 1996, he became the first player since Phil Mickelson in 1991 to win on the PGA Tour after receiving a sponsor's exemption. Woods' win came in a playoff over Davis Love III. Overall, there have been eight playoffs in tournament history.

Chip Beck owns the 18-hole record when he carded a 59 back in October of 1991. During the round, Beck had 13 birdies and no bogeys and sank a 3-foot putt on the final hole to become the second player to break 60, joining Al Geiberger. David Duval joined the sub-60 crowd in 1999; Paul Goydos and Stuart Appleby became the fourth and fifth members in 2010; and Furyk joined the club in 2013.

The PGA Tour moves to Georgia next week for The McGladrey Classic at the Seaside Course in Sea Island, where Chris Kirk captured the title last year.

10/14 17:29:22 ET

As of October 14, 2014, at 05:30 PM ET

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