PGA Tour
PGA - Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
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DATES: Thursday, October 4th through Sunday, October 7th
SITE: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
COURSE ARCHITECT: Bobby Weed and Fuzzy Zoeller (1992)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 7,243
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 3 156 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 3,613 Yds
 
Annual:  30th
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Sunday -- 4-7 p.m. (et),
Defending Champion:  Kevin Na
Runner-Up:  Nick Watney
Tournament Record (90 holes):  328 (Stuart Appleby, Scott McCarron, 2003)
Tournament Record (72 holes):  261 (Kevin Na, 2011)
54-Hole Record:  194 (Harrison Frazar, Bob May, Jim Furyk, 1999;
  Steve Flesch, Scott Verplank, 2003; Martin Laird, 2010)
36-Hole Record:  125 (Tom Lehman, 2001)
Course Record:  61 (Davis Love III, 2001; Tag Ridings, 2004; Hunter Haas, 2011)
18-Hole Record:  59 (Chip Beck, 1991 - Sunrise Golf Club)
Total Purse:  $4,500,000
Shares:  1st Place - $810,000; 2nd Place - $486,000; 3rd Place - $306,000
 
2011 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Kevin Na261Tim Herron267
Nick Watney263Spencer Levin267
Tommy Gainey266Carl Pettersson267
Paul Goydos266Jhonattan Vegas267
David Hearn267Six players at268
 
Past Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
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 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
Player2002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Kevin Na------wd---T-24T-19T-15---T-45Won
Nick Watney---------T-6mcT-59T-36mcT-62nd
Scott Piercy---------T-58T-44mc---T-14T-28T-10
Kyle Stanley---------------------T-27---T-10
Robert Garrigus------------T-75T-3T-36T-47T-58T-16
Chad CampbellmcT-62---T-67T-16T-74T-3T-2T-28T-23
Nathan Green------------T-83mcmcT-4770thT-34
Bob EstesmcT-55T-11mcT-68mcT-15---T-41T-40
Cameron Beckmanmc---T-52mc---T-3mcT-69T-6T-73
George McNeill---------------WonT-15T-2T-14mc
Troy Matteson------------WonmcmcT-27mcmc
Ryan Moore---------T-16T-85T-54T-24T-7---mc
Davis Love III---------T-12------T-6mcT-28---
Marc Turnesa------------------WonmcT-50---
Fredrik Jacobson---------------------T-24mc---
Stuart ApplebyT-2WonT-23T-58---------T-58mc---
Jason Day------------------T-24---------
John Huh------------------------------
Vijay Singh------------------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Ryan Moore
Darkhorse - John Huh
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (United States) - Lost to Europe
Last Week's Darkhorse (NA) - NA
 
NOTES:
The PGA Tour travels to Las Vegas this week as the 2012 season begins to wind down with the first event of the Fall Series. Two of the top 30 players in the world are expected to compete at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - Las Vegas resident Nick Watney (21) and Jason Day (29). Watney won the first event of the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup at The Barclays. He finished fourth on the FedExCup points list.

United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III is also in the field. Love will be trying to move on from his team's epic defeat at the Ryder Cup, where they lost to Europe, 14 1/2 - 13 1/2, after holding a 10-6 lead heading into Sunday's singles matches. Love's best finish this year was a tie for third at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June.

Casey Martin is playing this week on a sponsor's invitation. Martin played in his first PGA Tour event since 2005 at the U.S. Open in June, where he missed the cut. Martin is currently the head coach of the University of Oregon's men's golf team.

A total of seven players in the field won at least one PGA Tour event in 2012 - Johnson Wagner (Sony Open in Hawaii), Kyle Stanley (Waste Management Phoenix Open), John Huh (Mayakoba Golf Classic), George McNeill (Puerto Rico Open), Scott Stallings (True South Classic), Scott Piercy (RBC Canadian Open), and Watney (The Barclays).

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 $100,000 from last year to $4.5 million, with the winner receiving $810,000.

This event has been played on 12 different courses during its 29 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, Las Vegas resident Kevin Na finally picked up his first PGA Tour title in his 211th career start. Na fired rounds of 67-63-66-65 to beat Watney by two strokes. He finished at 23-under-par 261, breaking the tournament's scoring record of 263, which had been posted four times previously.

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), McNeill (2007), Marc Turnesa (2008) and Martin Laird (2009). Short, who was 41 when he won in 2005, became the second player over 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.

In 2010, Jonathan Byrd aced the fourth playoff hole to defeat Laird and Cameron Percy. After the trio decided to play one more hole in the fading light, Byrd teed off first on the par-three 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 Nationwide Tour's leading money winner in 2005.

Furyk, a three-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 tournaments (nine of them were 90-hole events). The 2001 tournament was the only time he missed the cut and finished over par (one-over).

In 2004, the tournament became just a four-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 Love. 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, and Paul Goydos and Appleby became the fourth and fifth members in 2010.

The PGA Tour moves to California next week for the Frys.com Open at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, where Bryce Molder captured the 2011 title.

10/02 20:09:21 ET

As of October 2, 2012, at 08:09 PM ET