Former UNLV Rebel. golfer and Las Vegas golfer Adam Scott, who when he was playing at UNLV practiced at Las Vegas golf courses like Shadow Creek, TPC at The Canyons, Rio Secco Golf Club and TPC Summerlin, among others, jump started his 2007 PGA Tour season with a runner-up finish at the Mercedes Championship.
Scott got off to a shaky start, giving up 7 shots to eventual champion Vijay Singh, but then rallied with three straight rounds in the sixties for finish at 12-under par and win $630,000.
The runner-up finish comes after a 2006 season-ending win at the TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola.
Scott led the group of Las Vegas golfers who were teeing it up in the season's first event.
Troy Matteson, who won the PGA Tour event, the FRYS.com Open, played in Las Vegas in 2006, to earn his spot in the Mercedes field, finished tied for eleventh at five-under par, earning $145,000.
Jim Furyk, a three-time winner of the FRYS.com Open, finished even par in Hawaii and in eighteenth place. Furyk is the all time leading money for PGA Tour events played in Las Vegas.
Dean Wilson, a fairly new resident to Las Vegas, stuggled in the opener, but earned $55,000 with his second-to-last place finish.