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PGA - Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
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DATES: Thursday, October 21st through Sunday, October 24th
SITE: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
COURSE ARCHITECT: Bobby Weed and Fuzzy Zoeller (1992)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 7,224
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 408 yds10 - Par 4 420 yds
2 - Par 4 469 yds11 - Par 4 448 yds
3 - Par 4 473 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 3,611 Yds36 3,613 Yds
 
Annual:  28th
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Sunday -- 5-8 p.m. (et),
Defending Champion:  Martin Laird
Runner-Up:  Chad Campbell, George McNeill
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:  $4,300,000
Shares:  1st Place - $774,000; 2nd Place - $464,400; 3rd Place - $292,400
 
2009 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Martin Laird *265Charley Hoffman267
Chad Campbell265Seven players at268
George McNeill265
Jim Furyk266
Jeff Klauk266

* - Won in Playoff

 
Past Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
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
Player2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Martin Laird------------------------T-47Won
Chad Campbell------mcT-62---T-67T-16T-74T-3T-2
George McNeill---------------------WonT-15T-2
Charley Hoffman------------------T-5mcT-156th
Rickie Fowler---------------------------T-7
Hunter Mahan------------mcmc------T-24T-14
Brian GaymcT-13mcmcT-11T-47T-44T-59mcT-27
Troy Matteson------------------WonmcmcT-27
John Mallinger---------------------mcT-3T-38
Daniel Chopra------------T-62T-12T-2T-44T-15T-47
Nathan Green------------------T-83mcmcT-47
Charles Howell IIImcT-20T-6T-18mc5thmcmcT-10T-54
Stuart ApplebymcT-29T-2WonT-23T-58---------T-58
Jeev Milkha Singh---------------------------T-62
Cameron Beckmanmc6thmc---T-52mc---T-3mcT-69
Marc Turnesa------------------------Wonmc
Davis Love IIIT-40T-4---------T-12------T-6mc
Nick Watney---------------T-6mcT-59T-36mc
Rocco MediateT-27mc---wdmc---T-56mcwdmc
Anthony Kim---------------------------mc
Bob EstesmcWonmcT-55T-11mcT-68mcT-15---
Alex Prugh------------------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Nick Watney
Darkhorse - John Senden
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Bo Van Pelt) - Finished tied for 2nd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Joe Durant) - Finished tied for 27th
 
NOTES:
The PGA Tour travels to Las Vegas this week as the 2010 season begins to wind down with the fourth event of the Fall Series. Five of the top-50 players in the world are expected to compete at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - Hunter Mahan (14), Anthony Kim (21), Nick Watney (27), Rickie Fowler (31) and Charley Hoffman (46). Mahan is playing for the first time since losing the clinching match of the Ryder Cup to Graeme McDowell, as Europe defeated the United States. Fellow American Ryder Cup teammate Fowler is also in the field. Fowler made his professional debut at this event last year and finished tied for seventh.

A total of 10 players in the field won at least one PGA Tour event in 2010: Ryan Palmer (Sony Open in Hawaii); Cameron Beckman (Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya); Mahan (Waste Management Phoenix Open, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational); Derek Lamely (Puerto Rico Open); Kim (Shell Houston Open); Matt Bettencourt (Reno-Tahoe Open); Bill Lunde (Turning Stone Resort Championship); Arjun Atwal (Wyndham Championship); Hoffman (Deutsche Bank Championship); Rocco Mediate (Fry's.com Open).

Last year, Martin Laird birdied the third playoff hole to defeat George McNeill and Chad Campbell and win this event. Laird rolled in an 11-foot par putt on the 18th hole in regulation to close a round of three-under 68. That put him into a playoff with McNeill, who was already in the clubhouse. Campbell, playing alongside Laird, two-putted from 50 feet for par. That got Campbell into the extra session as the three ended at 19-under-par 265 and it was back to No. 18 to start the playoff. On the first extra hole, McNeill missed the green, but got up and down for par. Campbell and Laird both two- putted for their pars and they headed to the 17th at the TPC Summerlin. On the par-three 17th, Laird and Campbell both hit their tee shots over the green, while McNeill's stopped 20 feet short of the hole. Laird chipped within two feet, then Campbell played his to four feet. After McNeill missed his birdie try, Campbell dropped out of the playoff as he missed his short par putt. McNeill and Laird tapped in for par and they moved back to No. 18 for the third extra hole. Both players missed the fairway, then McNeill pulled his approach nearly into the pond left of the green. Laird's approach stopped 12 feet from the hole. With one foot standing in the pond, McNeill chipped his third shot onto the green. From about 17 feet, McNeill missed his par-saving putt, then watched Laird shut the door. Laird drained his 12-footer for birdie and his first PGA Tour title.

Laird became the ninth 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) and Marc Turnesa (2008). 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.

The Scotsman Laird became the sixth international winner of this event, joining Denis Watson (South Africa), Greg Norman (Australia), Tataurangi (New Zealand), Stuart Appleby (Australia) and Stolz (2004).

In 2008, Turnesa fired rounds of 62-64-69-68 to collect his first PGA Tour win. 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 McNeill in 2007. Turnesa held at least a share of the lead following every round.

After taking a five-stroke lead into the final round in 2007, 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 23-under-par 264. McNeill also won the PGA Tour's Qualifying Tournament in 2006.

In 2006, Matteson posted a three-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 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.

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 seven 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 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, and Paul Goydos and Appleby became the fourth and fifth members in 2010.

This event has been played on 12 different courses during its 27 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 2002.

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 $4.3 million, with the winner receiving $774,000.

The PGA Tour moves to Malaysia next week for the inaugural CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia at The MINES Resort & Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur.

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As of October 20, 2010, at 01:49 PM ET