Vegas Format Reduced to 72 Holes

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Las Vegas Invitational organizers say they will cut the PGA Tour event from 90 holes to 72 and change one of the courses that will be played.
 
The Tournament Players Club at Summerlin and TPC Canyons will remain in the rotation, and the Bear's Best course will replace Southern Highlands.
 
The tournament is scheduled for Oct. 7-10.
 
Golfers will play Bear's Best and the Canyons once each and Summerlin twice, with the final round at Summerlin.
 
The tournament will retain its pro-am format, and amateurs will play the first three days. The final round will be for professionals only.
 
Tournament chairman John Sullivan said the event went to a 72-hole format to accommodate PGA Tour players who are competing in the American Express Championship, which is being held the previous week in Kilkenny, Ireland.
 
Bear's Best is a collection of 18 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus.
 
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