Las Vegas Golf Champions

 Las Vegas has a long and deep professional golf history. The inaugural PGA Tour Tournament of Champions was played in 1953 at the Desert Inn Country Club and the LPGA Tour hosted the LPGA Championship, a Major, at Stardust Country from 1961-66. And the Senior PGA Tour played many events in Las Vegas golf over the years. The biggest names in golf have won championships in Las Vegas including Paul Azinger, Las Vegas’ own Jim Colbert, Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Nancy Lopez, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Lorena Ochoa, Arnold Palmer, Annika Sorenstam, Karrie Webb, Mickey Wright, and Tiger Woods, who won the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational. That championship was Tiger’s first victory on the PGA Tour.

PGA Tour

Tournament of Champions at Desert Inn Country Club, 1953-66; Stardust Country Club 1967-68

1953 Al Besselink 280

1954 Art Wall Jr. 278

1955 Gene Littler 280

1956 Gene Littler 281

1957 Gene Littler 285

1958 Stan Leonard 275

1959 Mike Souchak 281

1960 Jerry Barber 268

1961 Sam Snead 273

1962 Arnold Palmer 276

1963 Jack Nicklaus 273

1964 Jack Nicklaus 279

1965 Arnold Palmer 277

1966 Arnold Palmer 283

1967 Frank Beard 278

1968 Don January 276

Sahara Invitational

1962-68 Paradise Valley Country Club; 1969 Sahara Valley Country Club; 1970-72 Paradise Valley Country Club; 1973-76 Sahara Valley Country Club

1962    Tony Lema               270

1963    Jack Nicklaus           276

1964    R.H. Sikes              275

1965    Billy Casper            269

1966    Jack Nicklaus           282

1967    Jack Nicklaus           270

1968    Chi Chi Rodriguez       274

1969    Jack Nicklaus           272

1970    Babe Hiskey             276

1971    Lee Trevino             280

1972    Lanny Wadkins           273

1973    John Mahaffey           271

1974   Al Geiberger            273

1975   Dave Hill               270

1976   George Archer           271

 

Panasonic Las Vegas Pro Celebrity Classic

The following Las Vegas golf courses have hosted: Bear’s Best Las Vegas, Desert Inn Country Club, Dunes Country Club, Las Vegas Country Club, Las Vegas National Golf Club, Paradise Valley Country Club, Southern Highlands Golf Club, Spanish Trail Golf and Country Club, Sunrise Country Club. TPC Las Vegas, TPC Summerlin, and Tropicana Country Club.

1983 Fuzzy Zoeller 340 (90 holes)

Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational

1984 Denis Watson 341

1985 Curtis Strange 338

1986 Greg Norman 333

1987 Paul Azinger 271 (72 holes)

1988 Gary Koch 274

 

Las Vegas Invitational

1989 Scott Hoch 336 (90 holes)

1990 Bob Tway 334

1991 Andrew Magee 329

1992 John Cook 334

1993 Davis Love III 331

1994 Bruce Lietzke 332

1995 Jim Furyk 331

1996 Tiger Woods 332

1997 Bill Glasson 340

1998 Jim Furyk 335

1999 Jim Furyk 331

1996 Tiger Woods 332
1996 Tiger Woods 332

Invensys Classic at Las Vegas

2000 Billy Andrade 332

2001 Bob Estes 329

2002 Phil Tataurangi 330

 

Las Vegas Invitational

2003 Stuart Appleby 328

 

Michelin Championship at Las Vegas

2004 Andre Stolz 266 (72 holes)

2005 Wes Short Jr. 266

 

Frys.com Open

2006 Troy Matteson 265

 

Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children

2007 George McNeill 264

 

Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

2008 Marc Turnesa 263

2009 Marin Laird 265

2010 Jonathan Byrd 263

2011 Kevin Na 261

 

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

2013 Webb Simpson 260

2014 Ben Martin 264

2015 Smylie Kaufman 268

2016 Rob Pampling 264

2017 Patrick Cantlay, 275

2018 Bryson DeChambeau, 263

2019 Kevin Na, 261

2020 Martin Laird, 261

Shriners Children’s Open
2021 Sunjae Im, 260

2022 Tom Kim, 260

2023 Tom Kim, 264

CJ Cup at Shadow Creek
2020 Jason Kokrak, 268

CJ Cup at The Summit
2021 Rory McIlroy, 263

Senior PGA Tour (PGA Tour Champions)

Las Vegas Senior Classic

Desert Inn Country Club 1986-1995; TPC Summerlin 1994-1996; TPC Canyons and TPC Summerlin 1997-2001

1986 Bruce Crampton 206

1987 Al Geiberger 203

 

General Tire Las Vegas Classic

1988 Larry Mowry 204

1989 Charles Coody 205

 

Las Vegas Senior Classic

1990 Chi Chi Rodrieguez

1991 Chi Chi Rodriguez

1992 Lee Trevino

1993 Gibby Gilbert

1994 Raymond Floyd

1995 Jim Colbert

1996 Jim Colbert

 

Las Vegas Senior Classic presented by TruGreen ChemLawn

1997 Hale Irwin

1998 Hale Irwin

1999 Vicente Fernandez

2000 Larry Nelson

 

Las Vegas Senior Classic

2001 Bruce Fleisher

 

LPGA Tour

LPGA Championship (Major) at Stardust Country Club

10/13/1963:LPGA Championship Award.(Photo by Cook and English)

 

1961 Mickey Wright 287

1962 Judy Kimball 282

1963 Mickey Wright 294

1964 Mary Mills 278

1965 Sandra Haynie 279

1966 Gloria Ehret 282

 

LPGA Tour Sealy LPGA Classic at the Desert Inn Country Club

1971 Sandra Palmer

1972 Betty Berfeindt

 

LPGA Tour Sealy-Faberge Classic at the Desert Inn Country Club

1973 Kathy Cornelius

 

Desert Inn Classic at Desert Inn Country Club

1974 Joanne Carner

 

LPGA Tour National Pro-Am at Desert Inn Country Club and Paradise Valley Country Club

1980 Donna Caponi

 

LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am at Desert Inn Country Club and Las Vegas Country Club

1981 Donna Caponi

 

J&B Scotch Pro-Am at Desert Inn Country Club

1982 Nancy Lopez

1983 Nancy Lopez

1984 Ayako Okamoto

1985 Patty Sheehan

 

Desert Inn LPGA International, at Desert Inn Country Club

1990 Maggie Will

1991 Penny Hammel

1992 Dana Dorman

 

Las Vegas LPGA at Canyon Gate, at Canyon Gate Country Club

1993 Trish Johnson

 

LPGA Tour Takefuji Classic at Las Vegas Country Club

2003 Candie Kung 204

2004 Cristie Kerr 209

2005 Wendy Ward 278

2006 Lorena Ochoa 197

 

ITT LPGA Tour Championship

1996 Karrie Webb 272

1997 Annika Sorenstam 277

 

LPGA Tour PageNet Championship

1998 Laura Davies

1999 Se Ri Pak 276

 

Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge (LPGA Tour vs. PGA Tour vs. Champions Tour)

1996 PGA Tour: Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Payne Stewart

1997 PGA Tour: Fred Couples, Tom Lehman, Phil Mickelson

1998 Senior PGA Tour: Hale Irwin, Gil Morgan, Larry Nelson

1999 Senior PGA Tour: Hale Irwin, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson

2000 PGA Tour: Notah Begay III, Rocco Mediate, Phil Mickelson

2001 PGA Tour: Mark Calcaveccia, Fred Couples, John Daly

2002 PGA Tour: Rich Beem, John Daly, Jim Furyk

2003 PGA Tour: Mark Calcaveccia, John Daly, Peter Jacobsen,

2004 LPGA Tour: Juli Inkster, Cristie Kerr, Grace Park

2005 Champions Tour: Jay Haas, Hale Irwin, Craig Stadler

2006 PGA Tour: Stewart Cink, Zach Johnson, Scott Verplank

2007 LPGA Tour: Natalie Gulbis, Cristie Kerr, Morgan Pressel

2008 Champions Tour: Fred Funk, Jay Haas, Nick Price

 

Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play – Shadow Creek

2021 Ally Ewing

2022 Ji Eun-hee

2023 Pajaree Anannarukarn

2022 Ji Eun-hee
2022 Ji Eun-hee

 

2023 Pajaree Anannarukarn
2023 Pajaree Anannarukarn

 

T-Mobile LPGA Match Play Presented by MGM Rewards – Shadow Creek

2024 Nelly Korda

 

LIV Golf League – LV Country Club

2024 Dustin Johnson