The 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open kicks off Thursday, Oct. 17, and the excitement surrounding the second stop on the 2013-14 season schedule has golf fans at a fever pitch.
With last season concluding just a few weeks ago and this season already kicking off, fans don't have a chance to catch their breath.
This is all the vital information everyone needs to enjoy the tournament that benefits such a great cause.
All stats via PGATour.com.
Where: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas
When: Oct. 17 through Oct. 20
Watch: Golf Channel
Live Stream: PGA Tour Live
Full Day 1 Tee Times (via PGATour.com)
|1||6:55 a.m.||Driscoll, James||Harman, Brian||Kokrak, Jason|
|2||7:04 a.m.||Hearn, David||Stuard, Brian||Hicks, Justin|
|3||7:14 a.m.||Matteson, Troy||MacKenzie, Will||Wi, Charlie|
|4||7:23 a.m.||Laird, Martin||Huh, John||Sabbatini, Rory|
|5||7:33 a.m.||Henley, Russell||Stallings, Scott||Howell III, Charles|
|6||7:42 a.m.||McNeill, George||Ogilvy, Geoff||Allenby, Robert|
|7||7:52 a.m.||Austin, Woody||Gainey, Tommy||Yang, Y.E.|
|8||8:01 a.m.||Perez, Pat||Barnes, Ricky||Flores, Martin|
|9||8:11 a.m.||Romero, Andres||Estes, Bob||Tringale, Cameron|
|10||8:20 a.m.||Turnesa, Marc||Claxton, Will||Knox, Russell|
|11||8:30 a.m.||Peterson, John||Gardiner, Scott||Svoboda, Andrew|
|12||6:55 a.m.||Ames, Stephen||Immelman, Trevor||Adams, Blake|
|13||7:04 a.m.||Crane, Ben||Jacobson, Freddie||Garrigus, Robert|
|14||7:14 a.m.||de Jonge, Brendon||Matsuyama, Hideki||Blanks, Kris|
|15||7:23 a.m.||Johnson, Zach||Moore, Ryan||Love III, Davis|
|16||7:33 a.m.||Walker, Jimmy||Watney, Nick||Cabrera, Angel|
|17||7:42 a.m.||Ernst, Derek||Henry, J.J.||Wilson, Mark|
|18||7:52 a.m.||Beljan, Charlie||Na, Kevin||Byrd, Jonathan|
|19||8:01 a.m.||O'Hair, Sean||Bohn, Jason||McGirt, William|
|20||8:11 a.m.||Palmer, Ryan||Chalmers, Greg||Hahn, James|
|21||8:20 a.m.||Ishikawa, Ryo||Hurley III, Billy||Koepka, Brooks|
|22||8:30 a.m.||Loar, Edward||Swafford, Hudson||Littrell, Don|
|23||11:30 a.m.||Reavie, Chez||Senden, John||Overton, Jeff|
|24||11:39 a.m.||Baird, Briny||Lingmerth, David||Teater, Josh|
|25||11:49 a.m.||Hoffman, Charley||Lunde, Bill||Campbell, Chad|
|26||11:58 a.m.||English, Harris||Merrick, John||DeLaet, Graham|
|27||12:08 p.m.||Reed, Patrick||Simpson, Webb||Toms, David|
|28||12:17 p.m.||Potter, Jr., Ted||Curtis, Ben||Vegas, Jhonattan|
|29||12:27 p.m.||Kirk, Chris||Glover, Lucas||Appleby, Stuart|
|30||12:36 p.m.||Duval, David||Levin, Spencer||Hoffmann, Morgan|
|31||12:46 p.m.||Guthrie, Luke||Van Aswegen, Tyrone||Putnam, Michael|
|32||12:55 p.m.||Collins, Chad||Wilkinson, Tim||Reifers, Kyle|
|33||1:05 p.m.||Hadley, Chesson||Martin, Ben||Penner, Kevin|
|34||11:30 a.m.||Molder, Bryce||Goydos, Paul||Smith, Chris|
|35||11:39 a.m.||Steele, Brendan||Jones, Matt||Lee, Richard H.|
|36||11:49 a.m.||Maggert, Jeff||Stadler, Kevin||Summerhays, Daniel|
|37||11:58 a.m.||Duke, Ken||Stanley, Kyle||Clark, Tim|
|38||12:08 p.m.||Brown, Scott||Piercy, Scott||Pettersson, Carl|
|39||12:17 p.m.||Frazar, Harrison||Singh, Vijay||Weir, Mike|
|40||12:27 p.m.||Slocum, Heath||Villegas, Camilo||Langley, Scott|
|41||12:36 p.m.||Coceres, Jose||Davis, Brian||Compton, Erik|
|42||12:46 p.m.||Aragon, Alex||Noh, Seung-Yul||Garnett, Brice|
|43||12:55 p.m.||Kisner, Kevin||Prugh, Alex||Gonzales, Andres|
|44||1:05 p.m.||Cauley, Bud||Todd, Brendon||Homa, Max|
Prediction and Preview
The field at the 2013 Shriners tournament is not as stacked as many of the other major events on tour, but there is still plenty of legitimate talent vying for the right to hoist the trophy at the second event of the 2013-14 season.
Golf fans are always on the lookout for big-name stars and how they are performing. With players like Zach Johnson, Angel Cabrera and Webb Simpson all adorning the field, this is the perfect opportunity for an unproven talent to steal the spotlight and make a name for himself.
The stage has been set for 21-year-old sensation Hideki Matsuyama to win this tournament.
With a third-place finish in last week’s Frys.com Open and solid play at the Presidents Cup, Matsuyama has proved he is one of the best prospects in the sport. Add his ability to stay calm under pressure, and this week’s tournament is Matsuyama’s chance to thrive.
The pursuit of his first PGA Tour victory won’t be easy, as defending champion Ryan Moore is also in the field and playing well, but the fact that Matsuyama has shown the consistency needed to finish in the top 30 in the world rankings proves he is ready for the big time.
Look for Matsuyama to get his first PGA Tour win and begin a dream season.
Predicted Winner: Hideki Matsuyama