The Shriners Open has become a birdie festival at TPC Summerlin, where the past three champions needed a first-round 60 (Rod Pampling last year), a final-round 61 (Smylie Kaufman in 2016) and a third-round 62 (Ben Martin in 2014) to have a chance.
Former UNLV star Ryan Moore showed up at TPC Summerlin on Wednesday with the shiny, gold Ryder Cup to share with media and fans.
Bobby Locke was a golf pro from South Africa whose nicknames were “Old Baggy Pants” and “Old Muffin Face.” He also coined the expression “Drive for show, putt for dough.”
Colt Knost, who has more than $4.2 million in lifetime earnings on the PGA Tour, finished in second place Tuesday in the Major Series of Putting All-Pro Championship Match Play event.
Bubba Watson was so frustrated with his game that he shut down his schedule in August and wasn’t planning to rejoin the PGA Tour until early February. But the Oct. 1 shootings in Las Vegas inspired him in a sense to cut short his hiatus.
Four players from the HSBC Champions in Shanghai have entered Las Vegas — Patrick Cantlay, Tony Finau and the tour’s two Chinese members, Marty Dou and Zhang Xinjun.
Former UNLV golfer A.J. McInerney received a sponsor’s exemption into this week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open after the tournament learned he had survived the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting.
The PGA Tour announced the Shriners Open pairings for Thursday and Friday at the TPC Summerlin.
John Cook won 11 times on the PGA Tour, including the PGA Tour’s 1992 Las Vegas Invitational at TPC Summerlin, but he may have never seen anything like the Major Series of Putting.
Scott Piercy enters his 10 th PGA Tour season with an impressive professional resume that includes three PGA Tour victories and more than $15 million in earnings.