Collin Morikawa leads strong field at 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

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2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

TPC at Summerlin
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
8-11 October 2020 
Collin Morikawa will head into this week's 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas as the top ranked player in the field. 
Collin Morikawa
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The reigning PGA Championship winner has enjoyed a meteoric rise of late and heads into this week's event at TPC Summerlin occupying fifth spot in the latest world rankings, a place above U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau. 
In total, 18 of the top 40 golfers in the world will be in Las Vegas this week to create the strongest Shriners Hospitals Open field in 32 years.

"I’m just trying to win at the end of the day. That mindset of trying to win every week is there. If I finish second or miss the cut, we didn’t get the job done," said Morikawa in the build up to this week's PGA Tour event. 

“It’s just how much can I learn. I learn a lot from missed cuts, so having a couple missed cuts is going to put me on my toes to really figure out what I need to be a little more consistent on and kind of give myself a chance to win coming down nine holes on Sunday.”
Bryson DeChambeau
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World No. 37 Kevni Na is the defending champion following his second victory at the event last October. Patrick Cantlay will also be in the field following back-to-back runners-up finishes in Las Vegas which was preceded by victory in 2017. 

Last five Shriners Hospitals for Children Open winners:

2019 - Kevin Na (-23)
2018 - Bryson DeChambeau (-21)
2017 - Patrick Cantlay (-9)
2016 - Rod Pampling (-20)
2015 - Smylie Kaufman (-16)

TPC at Summerlin course info: 

Locations: Las Vegas Nevada
Established: 1991
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Length: 6,634 m
Course record: 260 Ryan Moore (2012)
                         260 Webb Simpson (2013)

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Published: 10/08/2020