On The Range Blog - October 3


On The Range Talent
Host: Gary Williams (Golf Channel)
Analyst: Bill Harmon (Swing Coach & Caddie for Jay & Bill Haas)
Analyst: Billy Kratzert (4-time PGA TOUR winner)

This Week’s Event
Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
TPC Summerlin - Las Vegas, Nevada
Defending Champion: Kevin Na

Featured Player
Davis Love III
-2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain
-1993 J.T. Shriners Hospitals winner
-20 career PGA TOUR wins
-106th on 2012 PGA TOUR Money List
-Caddie: Jeff Weber
-Swing Coach: Bob Toski

Course Survey
TPC Summerlin
Par 71 - 7,243 yards

-Driving: It’s important to drive the ball both straight and long at TPC Summerlin. The past 3 winners have finished Top 10 in the field in Total Driving. It consistently ranks as one of the longest driving courses on the PGA TOUR, last year ranking 3rd easiest with an average of 306.0 yards.

-Bunker Play: TPC Summerlin may have the toughest bunkers to play from on the PGA TOUR. Last season it ranked the toughest in Proximity to Hole from Sand at 12’0”. It has ranked in the Top 4 toughest each of the past 6 seasons.

-Birdies: You have to make a lot of birdies to win at TPC Summerlin. It has ranked 1st or 2nd in Total Birdies each of the 4 years since becoming the tournament’s exclusive course. Last year Kevin Na finished 1st in Birdie Average at 6.75 per round, finishing 23-under.

-Putting: Last season Kevin Na ranked T1 in Putts Per Round and 3-Putt Avoidance, 5th in Putting Average and 6th in Stroked Gained-Putting en route to victory. 

Featured Tee Times
Coverage begins Thursday 3:30PM ET on Golf Channel

Thursday - 3:03PM ET
Scott Stallings, Kyle Stanley, Johnson Wagner

Thursday - 3:13PM ET
Kevin Na, Davis Love III, Jason Day

Thursday - 3:22PM ET
Angel Cabrera, Jhonattan Vegas, Bill Lunde

Next Show - October 10
Frys.com Open
Wednesday 8PM ET