2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Primer

Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka putts on the 14th green during the final round of the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open on Nov 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

It’s hard to believe, but the PGA Tour is already in the fourth week of the wrap-around portion of its 2019-20 season as golf’s traveling circus treks to Las Vegas for the 37th annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Contested at TPC Summerlin, the field in Sin City will be headlined by world No. 1 Brooks Koepka, alongside the tournament’s two most recent winners and world Nos. 7 and 10 in Patrick Cantlay (2017) and Bryson DeChambeau (2018), respectively.

In total, seven of the world’s top-20 ranked players will be teeing it up this week including Tony Finau (13), Webb Simpson (14), Adam Scott (17), and Gary Woodland (18).


The Skinny

Tournament: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Dates: Oct. 3-6, 2019
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Course: TPC Summerlin
Distance: Par 71, 7255 yards
Architect: Bobby Weed
Format: 144 players, 72 holes/36-hole cut, stroke play
Purse: $7,000,000
Winning Share: $1,260,000
FedExCup/OWGR Points: 500/54
Defending Champion: Bryson DeChambeau
Other Marquee Players: Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay, Tony Finau, Webb Simpson, Adam Scott, Gary Woodland, Hideki Matsuyama, Phil Mickelson


TV & Online

All rounds broadcast by GOLF Channel
Rd 1: Thu 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Rd 2: Fri 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Rd 3: Sat 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Rd 4: Sun 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Online: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Wikipedia


Tournament History

Shriners Hospitals For Children Open at TPC Summerlin
A general view of the 15th hole during the first round of the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open at TPC Summerlin on October 16, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images

The PGA Tour’s yearly excursion in Las Vegas once had a reputation for big payouts, as the event regularly drew impressive fields by offering one of the largest purses on Tour. First teeing off in 1983, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open has the distinction of being the first Tour event to offer a purse in excess of $1 million – doing so in 1984, its second edition.

Originally, a five-round tournament, the inaugural 1983 title was captured by 10-time PGA Tour winner Fuzzy Zoeller.

Over the years, notable winners of the Sin City event include Curtis Strange, Greg Norman, Paul Azinger, Davis Love III, Bob Tway, and three-time champ Jim Furyk, who’s the only player to win the tournament multiple times.

Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk hits his putt at the 9th green during the first round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open held at TPC Summerlin on Oct 15, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV. Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR

Perhaps its most notable winner, however, was Tiger Woods, who won notched victory No. 1 of his illustrious 80-win career in Vegas, way back in 1996, defeating Davis Love III in a playoff as a then 20-year-old.

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open has always contested its tournament in the Las Vegas area, but originally rotated between several area courses, before settling on TPC Summerlin as the permanent host venue in 2008. From 2008-2012, the tournament was notable for including the name of superstar entertainer Justin Timberlake in its title. Timberlake, an avid golf fan, was a tournament sponsor and host during that time.

History: Recent Winners

2018: Bryson DeChambeau
2017: Patrick Cantlay
2016: Rod Pampling
2015: Smylie Kaufman
2014: Ben Martin
2013: Webb Simpson
2012: Ryan Moore
2011: Kevin Na

History: Records

Wins
3 – Jum Furyk (1995, 1998-99)

Low Score
260 (-24): Ryan Moore (2012); Webb Simpson (2013)

Low Round
59 (Chip Beck – Sunrise GC)
60 (JJ Henry, Rod Pampling – TPC Summerlin)


Defending Champion

Bryson DeChambeau Wins Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin
Bryson DeChambeau celebrates an eagle on the 16th in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, NV. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Bryson DeChambeau shot a 5-under par 66 at TPC Summerlin to claim victory at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

DeChambeau, who entered Sunday’s final round tied for the lead, finished his fourth day in Las Vegas with just one bogey offset by five birdies and one tournament-clinching eagle on the 16th hole en route to a final score of 21-under par, one clear of defending champion Patrick Cantlay.

Final Top 5

Pos-Player-Top Par (Final Rd)
1. Bryson DeChambeau -21 (-5)
2. Patrick Cantlay -20 (-6)
3. Sam Ryder -19 (-9)
4. Rickie Fowler -17 (-8)
4. Abraham Ancer -17 (-5)
4. Robert Streb -17 (-3)


Full Field: World Rank & Odds

Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka tees off on the first tee during the final round of the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open on Nov 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

The field in Las Vegas is headlined by three of the world’s top-10 ranked players in Brooks Koepka (No. 1), Patrick Cantlay (7) and Bryson DeChambeau (10).

Other top-20 ranked players in the field include Tony Finau (13), Webb Simpson (14), Adam Scott (17), and Gary Woodland (18).

Several former major winners will also be top follows, including: Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley, Lucas Glover, and Jim Furyk.

Cameron Champ
Cameron Champ hits a tee shot on the 3rd hole during the third round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin on Nov 3, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Finally, a foursome of young-gun tour winners will also tee it up: Cameron Champ (Safeway Open), Joaquin Niemann (Greenbrier), Collin Moriwaka (Barracuda), and Matthew Wolff (3M Open).

Top-5 Betting Favorites

1. Brooks Koepka (8-1)
2. Patrick Cantlay (11-1)
3. Bryson DeChambeau (16-1)
4. Adam Scott (18-1)
5. Webb Simpson (20-1)

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open | TPC Summerlin | Las Vegas, NV | Oct. 3-6, 2019

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