The PGA Tour returns to Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open after a three-event swing through Asia. Here’s the key info for this week’s event.
Golf course: Located about 10 miles west of downtown Las Vegas, TPC Summerlin opened in 1991 and was designed by Fuzzy Zoeller and Bobby Weed. It will play as a par 71 (35-36) at 7,255 yards. This is the 27th consecutive year that the course has hosted for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Purse: $7 million, an increase of $200,000 over last year and an increase of $2.5 million since 2012
TV schedule (all times Eastern): Golf Channel, Thursday-Saturday, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Live streaming: Click here to watch the action. Thursday-Saturday, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Notables in the field: Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau, Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Jim Furyk, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, Cameron Champ
Last year: Patrick Cantlay defeated Alex Cejka and Whee Kim with a par on the second playoff hole to earn his first career PGA Tour win.
• The winner of this event receives a two-year PGA Tour exemption, 500 FedExCup points, and invitations to the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions, Players, Masters, and PGA Championship.
• Only one player has won this tournament more than once: three-time champion Jim Furyk (1995, 1998, 1999).
• In the field this week are six of the top 25 in the Official World Golf Ranking, seven major champions, eight previous winners of this event and five members and the captain of the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
• Tiger Woods earned his first professional win here in 1996. Woods beat Davis Love III with a par on the first playoff hole.
• Last year with the wind playing a major role, TPC Summerlin ranked as the 10th most difficult course on the 2017-2018 PGA Tour as players averaged 71.54 per round – nearly two strokes more per round than in 2016.
• The course record at TPC Summerlin is 60 by J.J. Henry in the 1st round in 2013 and Rod Pampling in the 1st round in 2016. The tournament record is still the 59 shot by Chip Beck in the third round in 1991 at Sunrise Golf Club.
Stats and information provided by the Golf Channel editorial research unit