John Daly

John Daly

September 20, 2007–Some of the greatest golfers in the world are coming to Las Vegas for the PGA Tour’s 25th annual Fall Tournament taking place October 11 – 14 at Las Vegas golf courses TPC Summerlin and TPC Canyons. At the 2007 Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children spectators will cheer on some of the best golfers on the PGA TOUR. Leading the field is 2006 Champion Troy Matteson returning to defend his title. The field is also scheduled to include Davis Love III, John Daly, Lee Janzen, Mark Calcavecchia, Tom Lehman, Rich Beem, Lucas Glover, and international stars Jesper Parnevik and Shigeki Maruyama. The players will be competing for a $4 million purse, with the winner taking home $720,000.

The above listed golfers have a long list of accomplishments including Davis Love III – 19 PGA Tour wins including one major championship; John Daly – 5 PGA Tour wins in his career including two major championships; Lee Janzen – 8 PGA Tour wins in his career including two major championships; Mark Calcavecchia – 13 PGA TOUR title including one major championship; Tom Lehman – 5 PGA Tour wins including one major championship; Rich Beem – 3 PGA Tour wins in his career, including one major championship; and Lucas Glover – 1 PGA TOUR win and 2007 Presidents Cup Captain’s Selection.

The FRYS.COM OPEN benefiting the Shriners Hospitals for Children is part of the PGA TOUR’S Fall Series and brings some of the top players from the world of professional golf to Las Vegas. Past Winners include Greg Norman (1986), and Tiger Woods (1996), and the event is celebrating the 25th year of PGA Tour golf in Las Vegas.

"We are thrilled with the participation we are seeing from some of the best ball-strikers on the PGA TOUR," says Gary Davis, Chairman of the Open. "They love to come to Las Vegas because we have much to offer them in the way of spectacular Las Vegas golf courses, lively crowds and plenty of entertainment and dining options for their friends and families once tournament play has concluded."

The Open continues a long history of professional golf in Las Vegas. The tournament was the first in PGA TOUR history to offer a $1 million purse and the first non-major tournament to offer a $5 million purse.  

For Amateur Golfers, The Pro-Am portion of the tournament allows them direct access to these talented professionals as they are paired one-on-one with Pros for 2 days of golf competition at TPC Canyons and TPC Summerlin, two of the city’s premier golf courses. A limited number of positions are still available for this years event and if interested please contact 702-873-1010.New for the spectators this year is the chance to watch the tournament from “The Hill” – a luxury 22,000 square foot entertainment pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes and granting a panoramic view of the course, Las Vegas skyline and Red Rock Canyon.  In true Vegas fashion, guests will receive an incredible hospitality experience.  Some of the city’s hottest nightclubs and finest restaurants will be enhancing the tournament experience.  Guests can enjoy a lively and comfortable atmosphere resplendent with seating areas, tables and large plasma screen televisions for keeping up with all of their sporting interests.  The Hill promises to be the best seat in town for the hardcore golf fan or the casual spectator.  This year also features the excitement of a Hole-in-One Ferrari sweepstakes at the 17th hole on Sunday.  The Ferrari is valued at $350,000 and if a PGA TOUR Player makes a hole-in-one on Sunday’s round a lucky spectator will drive it home.

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