It’s a tournament with a great cause.
Shriners Hospitals For Children are there for those in need and this one pulls at everyone’s heart strings.
Good news for everyone is that the event at TPC Summerlin has a pretty good field, all things considered.
This is, after all, the cross-over portion of the season. A lot of guys are on vacation but there are some really good names on hand this week in Las Vegas.
You have Jordan Spieth, fresh off his negotiations with the PGA Tour. Jordy is showing up at a fall event for the first time in three years, thanks to his mortal sin of not getting in enough events last year. He was one short.
Rickie Fowler’s in town, so is Tony Finau, fresh off his playoff loss to Xander Schauffele at the WGC event in Shanghai.
Add Players champ Webb Simpson and you have five players from the U.S. Ryder Cup team, not that that is a great thing considering the result in France.
Bryson DeChambeau, now a top 10 talent, will make his first appearance since the Ryder Cup.
Then there’s the distance attraction — Cameron Champ. He has supersonic distance — proved it last week in Mississippi, winning the Sanderson Farms Championship. Bad news for everyone else is he has a quality short game to go with that marvelous length.
Patrick Cantlay is the defending champion. Gary Woodland is in the field as well.
Then there’s the newly-crowned PGA Tour Rookie Of The Year. Aaron Wise will get a lot of congrats and back-slaps from his fellow players this week.
Overall, a really good field for a fall event.