PGA Tour
PGA - Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
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DATES: Thursday, October 15th through Sunday, October 18th
SITE: T-P-C at Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
COURSE ARCHITECT: Bobby Weed and Fuzzy Zoeller (1992)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 7,223
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 408 yds10 - Par 4 420 yds
2 - Par 4 469 yds11 - Par 4 448 yds
3 - Par 4 472 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 3,610 Yds36 3,613 Yds
 
Annual:  27th
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Sunday -- 4-7 p.m. (et),
  Thursday/Sunday -- 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.(et) -
  replay
Defending Champion:  Marc Turnesa
Runner-Up:  Matt Kuchar
Tournament Record (90 holes):  328 (Stuart Appleby, Scott McCarron, 2003)
Tournament Record (72 holes):  263 (Marc Turnesa, 2008)
54-Hole Record:  194 (Harrison Frazar, Bob May, Jim Furyk, 1999;
  Steve Flesch, Scott Verplank, 2003)
36-Hole Record:  125 (Tom Lehman, 2001)
Course Record:  61 (Davis Love III, 2001)
18-Hole Record:  59 (Chip Beck, 1991 - Sunrise Golf Club)
Total Purse:  $4,200,000
Shares:  1st Place - $756,000; 2nd Place - $453,600; 3rd Place - $285,600
 
2008 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Marc Turnesa263Tim Herron267
Matt Kuchar264Davis Love III267
Michael Allen266Tom Pernice, Jr.268
Chad Campbell266Scott Sterling268
John Mallinger266Five players at269
 
Past Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
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
Player1999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Marc Turnesa---------------------------Won
Matt Kuchar---------mc---mc---------2nd
Chad Campbell---------mcT-62---T-67T-16T-74T-3
Michael Allen---------------mcT-35T-75T-76T-3
John Mallinger------------------------mcT-3
Tim HerronmcT-22mcmcT-55------mcT-14T-6
Davis Love III---T-40T-4---------T-12------T-6
Charles Howell III---mcT-20T-6T-18mc5thmcmcT-10
Chris DiMarcomcT-5T-13T-16T-33------T-51---T-10
Brad Adamonis---------------------------T-10
George McNeill------------------------WonT-15
Daniel Chopra---------------T-62T-12T-2T-44T-15
Charley Hoffmanmc------------------T-5mcT-15
Ryan Moore------------------T-16T-85T-54T-24
Hunter Mahan---------------mcmc------T-24
Robert Garrigus---------------------T-75T-3T-36
Nick Watney------------------T-6mcT-59T-36
Woody AustinT-37T-60T-25mcT-6T-37wdwd---T-36
Ben Crane---------T-19T-62T-15T-16T-2T-38T-53
Steve FleschT-32T-9T-13mcT-6mcmcT-51---T-72
Vaughn Taylor---------------------------T-78
Cameron Beckmanmcmc6thmc---T-52mc---T-3mc
Brian GayT-44mcT-13mcmcT-11T-47T-44T-59mc
Troy Matteson---------------------Wonmcmc
Nathan Green---------------------T-83mcmc
Rory Sabbatinimc73rdT-25thT-9---T-47------mc
Stephen Ames9thmc74thmcT-43------------mc
Rocco MediatemcT-27mc---wdmc---T-56mcwd
Jim FurykWonT-17mc4thT-13T-112ndT-16------
Stuart Appleby---mcT-29T-2WonT-23T-58---------
Tim Clark---------mc------------------
Anthony Kim------------------------------
Jeev Milkha Singh------------------------------
David Toms------------------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Jim Furyk
Darkhorse - Leif Olson
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (United States) - Won The Presidents Cup
Last Week's Darkhorse (NA) - NA
 
NOTES:
The PGA Tour travels to Las Vegas this week as the 2009 season begins to wind down with the second event of the Fall Series. Nine of the top-50 players in the world are expected to compete at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Jim Furyk (8), Anthony Kim (23), Hunter Mahan (25), David Toms (29), Nick Watney (32), Tim Clark (38), Brian Gay (36) and Rory Sabbatini (45). Furyk, Kim and Mahan were members of the victorious United States Presidents Cup team last week. Furyk was 2-2-1 in the competition, while Kim was 3-1 and Mahan was 2-1-1. In addition, Tim Clark from the International squad was 2-2-1.

Scheduled to make his professional debut this week is 2008 College Player of the Year, Rickie Fowler. The Oklahoma State standout was the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world. He has competed in three PGA Tour events, missing two cuts (U.S. Open and Travelers Champ) and placing 58th at the FBR Open.

A total of 11 players in the field won at least one PGA TOUR event in 2009: Michael Bradley (Puerto Rico Open); Gay (Verizon Heritage and St. Jude Classic); Nathan Green (RBC Canadian Open); Jerry Kelly (Zurich Classic of New Orleans); Matt Kuchar (Turning Stone Resort Championship); Ryan Moore (Wyndham Championship), Rory Sabbatini (HP Byron Nelson Championship); Slocum (The Barclays); Bo Van Pelt (U.S. Bank Championship); Watney (Buick Invitational); and Mark Wilson (Mayakoba Golf Classic).

Last year, Marc Turnesa fired rounds of 62-64-69-68 to collect his first PGA Tour win at this event. He finished with a tournament-record score of 25- under-par 263 for a one-shot victory over Matt Kuchar. The old mark of 264 was set by George McNeill in 2007. Turnesa held at least a share of the lead following every round.

Turnesa rallied with a 22-foot birdie putt on the ninth in the final round. He trailed by one at that point, but a five-footer for birdie at the 11th and a 13-footer for birdie at 12 gave him a share of the lead alongside Kuchar at 24-under. Turnesa nearly aced the par-three 14th as his ball stopped within a foot of the hole. He kicked that in for birdie and the lead. After a pair of pars, Turnesa sank a 10-footer for birdie at 17 to take a two-shot cushion heading to the last hole. Turnesa found a greenside bunker at 18 and two- putted for bogey to claim a one-shot win.

Turnesa became the eighth player to capture his first career title at this event, joining Furyk (1995), Tiger Woods (1996), Phil Tataurangi (2002), Andre Stolz (2004), Wes Short, Jr. (2005), Troy Matteson (2006) and McNeill (2007). 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 player to win here, when he won at 43 in 1994. Short captured this event in his 27th career start.

In 2007, after taking a five-stroke lead into the final round, only a three- putt bogey at the last hole stopped McNeill from winning by the same margin. McNeill closed with a five-under 67 to claim his first PGA Tour title at this event at 23-under-par 264. McNeill also won the PGA Tour's Qualifying Tournament in 2006. McNeill was the only player in the field to shoot four rounds in the 60s (66-64-67-67) as he won by four over D.J. Trahan.

In 2006, Matteson posted a three-under 69 in the final round to collect his first PGA Tour victory at this event. He finished at 22-under-par 265 and won by a stroke over Ben Crane and Daniel Chopra at the TPC at Summerlin. Matteson was the Nationwide Tour's leading money winner in 2005 as he won twice and set that circuit's single-season record for earnings.

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 this event with $2,129,619 in earnings. In his career in Las Vegas, Furyk is a whopping 242-under in 13 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 five-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. The Australian Stolz became the fifth international winner of this event, joining Denis Watson (South Africa), Greg Norman (Australia), Tataurangi (New Zealand) and Stuart Appleby (Australia)

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 six playoffs in tournament history.

Chip Beck owns the 18-hole record during this event when he carded a 59 back in October of 1991. During the round, Beck had 13 birdies and no bogeys and sank a three-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 at the Bob Hope Classic.

This event has been played on 12 different courses during its 26 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, and Southern Highlands, TPC Las Vegas and TPC Summerlin.

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 $4.2 million, with the winner receiving $756,000.

The celebrity players expected to participate this year include Oscar de La Hoya, Greg Maddux, Daniel Negreanu, Kevin Dillon, Alice Cooper, Kenny G, George Lopez, Alfonso Ribeiro, Chris Kirkpatrick, Josh Kelley and Phil Hellmuth.

The PGA Tour moves to Arizona next week for the Frys.com Open in Scottsdale, which will be played at Grayhawk Golf Club's Raptor Course, designed by Tom Fazio. Cameron Beckman captured the event in 2008.

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As of October 13, 2009, at 05:31 PM ET