The PGA Tour returns to the U.S. this week with the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and plenty of big names will be walking the fairways in Las Vegas. Here’s a look at some of the marquee, early-round tee times at TPC Summerlin where Jordan Spieth headlines the field as he looks to rebound from a disappointing season (all times ET):
10:30 a.m. Thursday, 3:05 p.m. Friday: Jordan Spieth, Cameron Champ, Aaron Wise
Spieth is making his first stroke-play start since barely falling short of a Tour Championship berth for the first time in his career. It’s the first of two straight starts for Spieth, and he’ll play the first two rounds with two of the Tour’s more promising prospects: Champ, who drives it miles and just notched his first career win Sunday in Mississippi, and Wise, who Tuesday was named Rookie of the Year following a season that included an appearance at East Lake.
10:40 a.m. Thursday, 3:15 p.m. Friday: Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Kevin Tway
Last year Cantlay battled difficult weather conditions to earn his first career win in a three-man playoff at TPC Summerlin. He’s back this week to defend that title, playing alongside DeChambeau who at No. 6 in the world is the highest-ranked player in the field. Rounding out the trio will be Tway, who got his first win earlier this month at the season opener in Napa.
Full-field tee times from the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
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3:05 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Friday: Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar
Fowler and Simpson are teeing it up for the first time since the Ryder Cup, having both notched top-10 finishes at the Tour Championship to end last season. Fowler has cracked the top 25 in each of his three prior appearances in Vegas, while Simpson won the event back in 2013. Kuchar was an assistant, not a player, in Paris, and he’s making his first Tour start since bowing out of the playoffs at TPC Boston over Labor Day weekend.
3:15 p.m. Thursday, 10:40 a.m. Friday: Tony Finau, Ryan Moore, Kevin Na
Finau came achingly close to his second career win last week in China, coughing up a three-shot lead in the final round before losing in a playoff to Xander Schauffele. He’ll look to rebound after a long flight home, and will begin that effort alongside a pair of Vegas residents. Moore starred at UNLV during his college days and won this event in 2012, while Na’s victory in 2011 served as his lone triumph on Tour until he got back in the winner’s circle this summer at The Greenbrier.