The Shriners Hospital for Children Open heads back to the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas this October 3-6 for the 36th edition of the tournament. The event benefits the Shriners’ network of 22 non-profit hospitals offering comprehensive treatment for children throughout the US. The tournament looks to have a strong field, as the nascent PGA Tour looks to heat up before the winter break.
2018 Champion Bryson DeChambeau
The 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open was a dramatic event that came down to the wire. As the tournament headed into the final 9 holes, fours golfers remained tied for first. Momentum was with 2017 champion Patrick Cantlay, whose steady performance looked ready to seal him back-to-back championships. Instead, Cantlay hit a bogey on the 17th hole to allow an opening for the unconventional Bryson DeChambeau. That’s not to say it was easy for DeChambeau. It took a 55+ foot putt on the 16th hole for eagle to put him in the lead. DeChambeau held his nerve on the final 2 holes to claim what was his 4th win in a year.
DeChambeau has yet to taste victory again since his performance last year, and he will be eager to return to winning ways this weekend in Las Vegas. Patrick Cantlay returns the course where he has had so much joy, looking to become the first multiple winner since Jim Furyk claimed wins in 1995, 1996 and 1998. Furyk will also be teeing off this year after a very respectable T17 finish at last week’s Safeway Open. Fellow veteran Phil Mickelson will also be in Vegas looking for his first win of the season. Brooks Koepka plays his first event of the new season and will be seen as one of the pre-tournament favorites. Las Vegas residents and former champions Ryan Moore and Kevin Na will be among the local favorites as the PGA Tour heads to the desert.
Fans unable to take in the action in purpose can enjoy television coverage on the Golf Channel. Television coverage is provided Thursday and Friday, 4-8pm ET, and Saturday and Sunday 5-8pm ET. Coverage of featured groups will also be streaming on PGA Tour Live on Thursday and Friday. Radio coverage of all 4 rounds is featured on PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM satellite radio and streaming online at PGATour.com.