Fowler grouped with Love, Walker at Shriners


The PGA Tour stays out west this week, heading to Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Here are four featured groups to keep an eye on during the first two rounds at TPC Summerlin (all times ET):

Rickie Fowler, Davis Love III, Jimmy Walker10:23 a.m. Thursday, 3:08 p.m. Friday

Fowler is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 5, and he will making his first start in Las Vegas since 2010. He will be joined by Love, who returns to the desert 19 years after losing to a fresh-faced Tiger Woods in a playoff, and Walker, who is still looking for his first top-10 finish since the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship in May.

Brandt Snedeker, Brooks Koepka, Hunter Mahan10:33 a.m. Thursday, 3:18 p.m. Friday

This group includes three players who are all making their second start of the season, with Snedeker's T-17 finish in Napa the best of the bunch. Koepka challenged last year in Vegas, finishing T-4, while Mahan hopes to get back on track after missing the Tour Championship for the first time in the FedEx Cup era.

Webb Simpson, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley3:08 p.m. Thursday, 10:23 a.m. Friday

This trio of major winners will headline the late/early wave, as good friends Dufner and Bradley get another chance for quality time. It's somewhat surprising that the most recent victory from these three was Simpson's win at this event in 2013, as Dufner and Bradley both remain in extended victory droughts. Simpson tends to flourish at TPC Summerlin, though, with a pair of T-4 finishes to go along with his win.

Emiliano Grillo, Charley Hoffman, Ryan Moore3:18 p.m. Thursday, 10:33 a.m. Friday

Last week's winner is getting right back out there, and he'll be joined by a pair of Vegas locals. Hoffman played at UNLV and still calls Sin City home, with three top-10 finishes in 10 prior starts at TPC Summerlin. Moore also played at UNLV, won this event in 2012 and enters off a T-10 finish last week at Silverado.