Shriners Hospitals For Children Open Winners and History
The Shriners Hospitals For Children Open began life in 1983 as the Las Vegas Pro Celebrity Classic, when it was noted for the largest purse on Tour and the assistance of Vegas showgirls in presenting the trophy. Tiger Woods won his first PGA TOUR event there in 1996. The Tournament also was the first to offer a purse of more than $1 million.
Through the years, the Shriners Open has operated under nine different names, including the Las Vegas Invitational, The Invensys Classic, The Michelin Championship, the Frys.Com Open and the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital For Children Open.
Timberlake was the tournament’s host from 2008 to 2012. He participated in the pro-am and also held a benefit concert during tournament week.
The Shriners Open is played at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
Throughout most of the tournament’s history, the event was played over five rounds at a variety of courses, including the TPC at the Canyons (now TPC Las Vegas), Bear’s Best Golf Club, Southern Highlands Golf Club, Desert Inn Country Club (now the Wynn Golf & Country Club), Las Vegas Country Club, Las Vegas Hilton Country Club (now Las Vegas National Golf Club), Sunrise Golf Club, Spanish Trail Golf & Country Club, Showboat Country Club (now Wildhorse Golf Club), Dunes Country Club and Stallion Mountain Golf Club.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 hospitals offering pediatric care. It specializes in orthopedic, burn and spinal cord rehabilitation. I can’t imagine a better charity.
The Shriners are more formally known as Shriners International. The fraternity was established in 1870 and is based on the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. The Shriners have approximately 350,000 members worldwide and are other than their hospital work are perhaps best known for the red fezzes worn by members.
Among the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open Winners are Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Curtis Strange, Davis Love III and Jim Furyk. A complete list of Shriners Hospitals For Children Winners follows:
Shriners Hospitals For Children Open Winners
|Shriners Hospitals for Children Open|
|2018 - 2019||Bryson DeChambeau||263||-21||1 Stroke|
|2016 - 2017||Rod Pampling||264||-16||1 stroke|
|2015-2016||Smylie Kaufman||268||-16||1 stroke|
|2015||Ben Martin||264||-20||2 strokes|
|2014||Webb Simpson||260||-24||6 strokes|
|Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open|
|2012||Ryan Moore||260||-24||1 stroke|
|2011||Kevin Na||261||-23||2 strokes|
|2008||Marc Turnesa||263||-25||1 stroke|
|Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children|
|2007||George McNeill||264||-24||4 strokes|
|2006||Troy Matteson||265||-23||1 stroke|
|Michelin Championship at Las Vegas|
|2005||Wes Short, Jr.||266||-21||Playoff|
|2004||Andre Stolz||266||-21||1 stroke|
|Las Vegas Invitational|
|Invensys Classic at Las Vegas|
|2002||Phil Tataurangi||330||-29||1 stroke|
|2001||Bob Estes||329||-30||1 stroke|
|2000||Billy Andrade||332||-28||1 stroke|
|Las Vegas Invitational|
|1999||Jim Furyk (3)||331||-29||1 stroke|
|1998||Jim Furyk (2)||335||-25||1 stroke|
|1997||Bill Glasson||340||-20||1 stroke|
|1995||Jim Furyk||331||-28||1 stroke|
|1994||Bruce Lietzke||332||-28||1 stroke|
|1993||Davis Love III||331||-29||8 strokes|
|1992||John Cook||334||-26||2 strokes|
|Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational|
|1988||Gary Koch||274*||-14||1 stroke|
|1987||Paul Azinger||271*||-17||1 stroke|
|1986||Greg Norman||333||-27||7 strokes|
|1985||Curtis Strange||338||-17||1 stroke|
|1984||Denis Watson||341||-15||1 stroke|
|Panasonic Las Vegas Pro Celebrity Classic|
|1983||Fuzzy Zoeller||340||18||4 strokes|
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