PGA Las Vegas Invitational

Formerly the invitational PGA tournament is now once again known as the Las Vegas Invitational. This PGA event is part of the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. In case you were wondering, Frys is a specialty store that sells electronic equipment such as computers, software and computer supplies. They sponsored the tournament in 2006 and 2007.

This invitational is annually played in October (dates vary) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tournament is played either at the TPC at Summerlin or the TPC at the Canyons. If you’re a golf fan, you might consider planning your Las Vegas vacation around this event. The 2008 tournament will be hosted by Justin Timberlake and called Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

This year the tournaments purse was about $4,000,000 with $720,000 going to the winner of the tournament.

George McNeill won the 2007 Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Troy Matteson won the Open in 2006.

They first began playing this PGA tournament in 1983; back then it was a 5 round tournament played on several courses. Now it’s a 4 round tournament on one course.

Tiger Woods had his first win at this invitational, at least his first recorded PGA tour win. This was in 1996.

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