It’s an annual tradition since 1983 for the PGA Tour to stop in Vegas and part of that tradition is a host of locals and former UNLV golfers to play. This year is no different and here are those playing.
Former UNLV golfers include 2012 Shriners Children’s Open winner, Ryan Moore; member of the 1998 NCAA championship team, Charley Hoffman; Harry Hall (pictured); Las Vegas-born Taylor Montgomery, most recently finishing third in the Fortinet Championship; 2020 Olympian Garrick Higgo and Kurt Kitayama, member of the Academic All Mountain West team for three consecutive years with three professional wins.
Hoffman and Moore are members of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame.
Las Vegas-based golfers in the tournament field include longtime PGA TOUR professional Scott Piercy; Maverick McNealy, Stanford University graduate and creator of Birdies for Education, raising money for education non-profits; 2010 Big Ten champion David Lipsky; Doug Ghim, former top-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and Justin Suh, 2018 PAC-12 Player of the Year, recently earning full status for the 2022–23 PGA TOUR.
The 2022 Shriners Children’s Open brings the FedExCup to TPC Summerlin as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 39th consecutive year in this weeklong charitable tournament. Defending champion, Sungjae Im will be one of the many top golfers in the world that will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Children’s from Oct. 3 – 9 at TPC Summerlin. For more information, please visit www.shrinerschildrensopen.com.