The Las Vegas stop once had the largest purse on the PGA Tour. Here’s a few other things you may not have known about the event

First things first. The Las Vegas stop on the PGA Tour will always be foremost remembered for being the location of Tiger Woods’ first victory as a professional.

The date was Oct. 6, 1996, and a young Woods, six weeks after winning a third consecutive U.S. Amateur title, quickly lived up to the hype in Sin City, defeating Davis Love III in a playoff to claim his first oversized check.

Woods would go on to win 81 more times on the PGA Tour but would make only one other visit to Las Vegas. He returned in 1997 to defend his title but ended up tied for 37th.

Here is a look at a few other things you may not have known about the PGA Tour stop in Las Vegas.

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By: Todd Kelly
Title: The Las Vegas stop once had the largest purse on the PGA Tour. Here's a few other things you may not have known about the event
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/lists/5-things-to-know-shriners-childrens-open-pga-tour-las-vegas-1983/
Published Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2022 11:00:38 +0000

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