Low-scoring desert venue
Arguably the poorest field in tournament history
With the big cats away, Tom Kim can play
• Just five tournaments remain on this year's official PGA Tour schedule;
• Co-designed by Fuzzy Zoeller and Bobby Weed, TPC Summerlin was opened in 1991, and has been a PGA Tour regular for 31 years;
• Initially one of three layouts to co-host this event, it later became one of two, before assuming exclusive rights in 2008;
• Summerlin was built to the west of Las Vegas city centre, close to Death Valley and in North America's driest desert - called Mojave.
• TPC Summerlin is a low-scoring layout where 11 of the most recent 13 PGA Tour events have yielded winning totals of 20-under-par or greater;
• And over the last four instalments (2019-22), the average 72-hole total for golfers finishing inside the top-10 is 264.53;
• Laid out approximately 2,700 feet above sea level, TPC Summerlin is located in the shadows of Red Rock Canyon;
• The course has Bentgrass greens that are significantly larger than the Tour average, as well as generously wide Bermuda grass fairways;
• 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 offers plenty of birdie opportunities and is one of the easier venues for hitting greens in regulation. Therefore, having a hot putter will be essential this week.
Lowest 10 At TPC Summerlin (2017-22)
Average .... (Rounds)
66.69: Matthew NeSmith (16)
66.75: Adam Hadwin (16)
67.67: Robby Shelton (12)
67.72: Si Woo Kim (18)
67.77: Martin Laird (22)
67.86: Adam Schenk (22)
67.89: Webb Simpson (18)
68.00: Chesson Hadley (22)
68.06: Andrew Putnam (18)
68.17: Tom Hoge (18)
Min. No. of Rounds = 10
Only those entered this week are included in table
TPC Summerlin Top Tips: Four To Watch
Ludvig Aberg 12/113.00: The confident young Swede is on a roll. Won on the DP World Tour in early September, was a member of Europe's triumphant Ryder Cup team in Rome, and lost a play-off on the PGA Tour on Sunday. Probably requires just a handful of points to make certain of his Tour Card for 2024.
Tom Hoge 33/134.00: Has a respectable history at TPC Summerlin, where he tied-fourth 12 months ago.
Tom Kim 12/113.00: The defending champion is easily the highest-ranked pro teeing-up. He has played pretty well since the start of July.
Aaron Rai 45/146.00: The fast-improving Englishman certainly seems settled on the PGA Tour as runner-up at Wentworth last month and is a decent each-way shout this week.
MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut
Note: List Contains Leading Reserves