Golf News for Tuesday, September 30, 2008 | Tournaments
Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open commitments
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Many players from the Tour Championship field have already committed to compete at the 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open which runs Oct. 13 – 19 at TPC Summerlin. The Tour Championship field is made up of the top 30 players in the FedExCup standings and is the final event of the PGA Tour Playoffs.
Briny Baird, Ken Duke, Dudley Hart, Ryuji Imada, Hunter Mahan, Billy Mayfair, Carl Pettersson, Kevin Sutherland, D.J. Trahan and Mike Weir are among those from the Tour Championship field who have committed to tee it up next month at the 26th annual Las Vegas TOUR stop. With the event less than three weeks away, tournament officials expect more top 30 players to commit to play in Las Vegas.
"Having so many of the top 30 players in the FedExCup standings already committed to our event is thrilling," said Gary Davis, chairman of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. "It is gratifying to see the players responding to our efforts to make the Las Vegas tournament a must on the Fall Schedule. Our mission of putting on a quality tournament that offers great enjoyment to the players while supporting a wonderful charity is truly being recognized."
Designated event parking is located on the west side of Durango between Washington and Vegas Drive. Dedicated courtesy shuttles will be running all day from the lot to TPC Summerlin, October 13-19. Daily and weeklong tickets are on sale now at www.jtshrinersopen.com or by calling 702-873-1010 and event day tickets can be purchased at the gate.
About the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:
The 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open kicks off a five-year commitment between the two parties to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas. The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals and Timberlake to act as Title Sponsor and Host (respectively) promises to create a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A host of well-known golfers and celebrities will participate in the competition to help support the Shriners Hospitals' mission, while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Join the fun Oct. 13 - 19 at TPC Summerlin where both the serious and casual golf fan will applaud as some of the best players in golf combined with Las Vegas-style entertainment are showcased. The viewing is unsurpassed at THE HILL, a 22,000-square-foot luxury entertainment pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes, granting stunning views of the course, Las Vegas skyline and Red Rock Canyon.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN:
1680 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134, 702-873-1010, www.jtshrinersopen.com.