2016 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open LogoThe PGA Tour heads to Las Vegas to play the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Played at the TPC Summerlin labelled by Golf Digest as one of “Americas best” golf courses, the Shriners will once again be an opportunity for you to build your fantasy golf bankroll.

2016 Shriners Open Tourney Preview

This year's tournament is moved to the beginning of November and because the daylight hours are shorter, the field is only 132 PGA Tour golfers. Defending champion Smylie Kaufman has committed to play as has Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell and Hunter Mahan. You will also see the new rookies taking over the field so do some research if you are going to take a shot at the BIG money in DraftKings $200K Birdie Contest. You can walk away with a check for $15,000 and play for free if you are new to DraftKings and join below! Click the link, make a 1st deposit of $5 or more and take advantage of our Free Contest Signup BONUS! We are affiliate partners with DraftKings, read further down the page for more details.

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Dates - November 3rd – November 6th, 2016

Prize Pool - $6,600,000

First Place - $1,400,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

Examining the Shriners Open Golf Course

Name of Course - TPC Summerlin

Where is TPC Summerlin? - Las Vegas, NV

TPC Summerlin - Las Vegas

Par - 71

Yards - 7223

Slope Rating - 137

Year Built - 1991

Designed by - Bobby Weed and Fuzzy Zoeller

Past Shriners Open Champions

Smylie Kaufman Shriners Defending ChampionSmylie Kaufman2016 - Smylie kaufman

 

Ben Martin2015 - Ben Martin

 

Webb Simpson2014 - Webb Simpson

 

Ryan Moore2013 - Ryan Moore

 

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Info - Trends, Tidbits

  • In 1984 the Shriners became the first PGA Tour event to offer a prize pool exceeding $1 million dollars
  • Traditionally the trophy is presented to the champion with two Vegas showgirls
  • Only one golfer has won multiple times in Las Vegas - Jim Furyk won 3 times (1995, 1998, and 1999)
  • From 1983 – 2003 the Tournament was a 5 round tourney
  • For 5 years was called the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

2016 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Fantasy Golf Info

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Why You Need Expert Picks For The Shriners Open

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