With the professional golf landscape in seemingly continual upheaval, the Shriners Children’s Open plays its first event since the PGA Tour performed a makeover. The field doesn’t include as many stars as previously, but a strong contingent of golfers with strong Vegas ties will represent Oct. 12-15 at TPC Summerlin.
The golfers with strong Vegas golf ties are Ryan Moore (UNLV), Isaiah Salinda (Monday qualifier who lists Las Vegas as residence), Joseph Bramlett (resident), Justin Suh (resident), Taylor Montgomery (resident, UNLV), Harry Hall (resident, UNLV), Charley Hoffman (UNLV), David Lipsky (resident), Scott Piercy (resident), Doug Ghim (resident), and Garrick Higgo (UNLV). This list is based on most up-to-date info available and is fluid.
Each of the golfers is playing for better positioning in the 2024 PGA Tour schedule and hometown pride. Even with so many players, several who live in Vegas aren’t playing include Collin Morikawa and Kurt Kitayama.
“I love those guys and those guys are great,” said Taylor Montgomery. “They’ve had a pretty busy season. I can see where they’re coming from on not playing, but it would be nice to see them out here and playing in the tournament. I love competing against all my friends and stuff. But I don’t feel any like this is my tournament or anything like that. It’s nice to have a fundamental where you aren’t sleeping in a hotel room.”