The PGA Tour travels 1,600 miles west from Jackson, Mississippi, to set up camp in Las Vegas.
The Shriners Children's Open is the first of two successive tournaments to be staged in the western state of Nevada and will once again take place at TPC Summerlin.
Laid out approximately 2,700 feet above sea level, TPC Summerlin is currently celebrating its 30-year anniversary.
Situated in the shadows of Red Rock Canyon, the course has Bentgrass greens that are larger than the Tour average, as well as generously wide Bermuda grass fairways.
On the tee
Half of the world's top-30 are taking part this week, even if most members of America's triumphant Ryder Cup team remain out of action.
Many of the higher-ranked pros are making their first tournament appearance since the Tour Championship, including Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka.
Although the course appears to be perfectly set-up for the longer-hitters, many of the Tour's shorter drivers have performed well here in the past.
With regards to this group, Webb Simpson is a former champ, while Kevin Na will be chasing his third victory at TPC Summerlin.
The 38-year-old Na makes his first start of the new season, having already won twice during 2021.
Another player whose driving prowess exists in the 290-yard range is Mexican Abraham Ancer.
The world No 12, who secured a breakthrough victory at the WGC St Jude Invitational in August, has posted a brace of top-four finishes at TPC Summerlin, from five previous visits.
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And sticking with mid-range drivers, Korea's Si Woo Kim is playing solidly right now.
Still only 26, Kim tied-eighth at TPC Summerlin 12 months ago, and has opened the new PGA Tour season with a brace of top-12 finishes.
If you're seeking a longer hitter who putts solidly then Jason Kokrak could be your man this week.
The world No 28 doesn't have a great record at this course but he did taste victory in Nevada last autumn and has recently completed the best season of his career by far.
Co-designed by Fuzzy Zoeller and Bobby Weed, TPC Summerlin has been a PGA Tour regular since 1992.
Initially one of three layouts to co-host this event, it later became one of two, before assuming exclusive rights in 2008.
Sand is more of an issue than greenside water which only comes into play on four holes - including each of the last three.
Surrounded by rugged desert terrain, TPC Summerlin is a low-scoring venue that offers plenty of birdie opportunities.
It is one of the easier venues for hitting greens in regulation on the PGA Tour, therefore having a hot putter is essential.
On 10 of the 13 occasions in which TPC Summerlin has been sole host of this event, the winning 72-hole total has been 264 or less.
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