The PGA Tour heads to Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Here's what You Oughta Know heading into the fifth event of the 2016-17 season. (Stats courtesy of the Golf Channel research department.)
• Smylie Kaufman is the defending champion. He shot a final-round 61 last year to win, and it was the lowest winning score on the PGA Tour in three years.
• Brooks Koepka is still looking for his first win in 2016 after several close calls last season.
FedEx St. Jude Classic: T-2
PGA Championship: T-4
Wake Forest: 11
Coastal Carolina: 10
2016 RBC Canadian Open: T-2
’16 Quicken Loans National: T-3
2015 WM Phoenix Open: T-5 (amateur)
’15 Mayakoba Classic: T-10 (amateur)
• At No. 18, PGA champion Jimmy Walker is the highest-ranked player in the field this week. Walker joined Tiger Woods and Mickelson as just the third player to hold the lead or co-lead through all four rounds of the PGA Championship over the last 20 years.
• Since his win at the Web.com Tour’s DAP Championship, Bryson DeChambeau has hit a rough stretch in his last few starts:
Bridgestone Open (Japan): WD
Safeway Open: Cut
Nationwide Children’s: Cut
Albertsons Boise Open: Cut
DAP Championship: Won