Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals
for Children Open is a golf
tournament in the Fall Series of the
PGA Tour. It is played annually in
October in Las Vegas, Nevada. The
tournament is held at the TPC at
Summerlin and from 2008 will be
hosted by recording star Justin
event has been known by other
titles, which are shown in the
Winners section below. In 2009, the
purse will be $4,200,000, with a
$756,000 first prize. In 2002, under
a previous sponsor, the purse was
$5,000,000 ($900,000 to champion),
and has never been as high since.
The tournament was founded in 1983.
Until 2003, this tournament was
played over five rounds over several
other courses. Tiger Woods recorded
his first PGA Tour win here in 1996.
tournament announced that the
Shriners Hospitals for Children
would take over the operations of
the tournament, and that the Las
Vegas Founders, a volunteer group,
would no longer be involved with the
event. Fry's Electronics, chief
presenting sponsor in 2006 and 2007,
also ended their association with
this event, choosing to concentrate
on a second tournament in Arizona
that it was already sponsoring. On
November 12, 2007, the PGA Tour
announced that Timberlake would
become host of the tournament, and
also announced the event's new name.
Timberlake, an avid golfer who plays
to a 6 handicap, will play in the
celebrity pro-am and host a benefit
concert during the week of the
event became the first PGA Tour
event in history to offer a total
prize purse of more than $1 million.
A tradition at the tournament is
presenting the trophy to the
champion while two showgirls are a
part of the pomp and circumstance.