Weekend Preview — PGA Tour — Shriners Hospitals for Children Open — TPC Summerline — Las Vegas, Nevada —
More than two dozen players open the weekend within four spots of the four co-leaders at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.
TPC Summerlin yielded more low scores Friday including Rickie Fowler’s 6-under-65. Fowler, the best-ranked player in the field at No. 5 in the Official World Golf Ranking, enters the weekend at T-27.
Chad Campbell, Tyler Aldridge, Morgan Hoffmann and Brett Stegmaier share the overnight lead at 10-under.
A host of players headlined by Jimmy Walker and Brendon de Jonge are 9-under, while former Shriners champion Kevin Na (2011), David Heard, Ryan Palmer and Jason Bohn are T-10 at 8-under and just two back.
Na, who was a runner-up last week in the season opener, could be the favorite at this point. He ranks second in Greens In Regulation this week and first in Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green.
Only five players older than 40 won on the PGA Tour last season.
At 41, Campbell is trying to breakthrough for his first win since 2007 With a pair of
8th-place finishes and 11th-place efforts last season, he is 243rd in the world rankings.
Other Golf News:
- Lydia Ko posted a 5-under-67 in round three of the Fubon LPGA Taiwain Championship to overtake the lead. Ko, now 13-under and with a four-shot lead, would return to Rolex Rankings No. 1 with a victory.
- Justin Rose is tied through 54 holes with Lucas Bjerregaard at the European Tour’s Hong Kong Open at 15-under overall. Rose posted 64 Saturday, while
Bjerregaard fired a 63. The pair are four ahead of Anirban Lahiri, a Presidents Cup International team member with two European Tour wins this year. Matthew Fitzpatrick, Y.E. Yang and Patrick Reed are all in the Top 10.
- Rose is 7th in the world rankings and 5th in the Race to Dubai standings. This week in the last regular-season event on the European Tour before the four-tournament The Final Series.