FRYS.COM OPEN BRINGS THE PGA TOUR TO LAS VEGAS FOR THE 25th YEAR
September 21, 2007
This years event includes some of the top talent on the PGA TOUR
Las Vegas, Nevada - Some of the greatest golfers in the world are coming to Las Vegas for the PGA Tour's 25th annual Fall Tournament taking place October 11th - 14th. At the 2007 Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children spectators will cheer on some of the best golfers on the PGA TOUR. Leading the field is 2006 Champion Troy Matteson returning to defend his title. This year's strong field will include Davis Love III, John Daly, Lee Janzen, Mark Calcavecchia, Tom Lehman, Rich Beem, Lucas Glover, and International stars Jesper Parnevik and Shigeki Maruyama. This year's players will be competing for a $4 million purse, with the winner taking home $720,000.
• Davis Love III - 19 PGA Tour wins including one major championship
• John Daly - 5 PGA Tour wins in his career including two major championships
• Lee Janzen - 8 PGA Tour wins in his career including two major championships
• Mark Calcavecchia - 13 PGA TOUR title including one major championship
• Tom Lehman - 5 PGA Tour wins including one major championship
• Rich Beem - 3 PGA Tour wins in his career, including one major championship
• Lucas Glover - 1 PGA TOUR win and 2007 Presidents Cup Captain's Selection
Gary Davis, Chairman of the Frys.com Open enthuses "We are thrilled with the participation we are seeing from some of the best ball-strikers on the PGA TOUR. They love to come to Las Vegas because we have much to offer them in the way of spectacular golf courses, lively crowds and plenty of entertainment and dining options for their friends and families once tournament play has concluded."
The Frys.com Open continues a long history of professional golf in Las Vegas. The tournament was the first in PGA TOUR history to offer a $1 million purse and the first non-major tournament to offer a $5 million purse.
For Amateur Golfers, The Pro-Am portion of the tournament allows them direct access to these talented professionals as they are paired one-on-one with Pros for 2 days of golf competition at TPC Canyons and TPC Summerlin, two of the city's premier golf courses. A limited number of positions are still available for this years event and if interested please contact 702-873-1010.
New for the spectators this year is the chance to watch the tournament from "The Hill" - a luxury 22,000 square foot entertainment pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes and granting a panoramic view of the course, Las Vegas skyline and Red Rock Canyon. In true Vegas fashion, guests will receive an incredible hospitality experience. Some of the city's hottest nightclubs and finest restaurants will be enhancing the tournament experience. Guests can enjoy a lively and comfortable atmosphere resplendent with seating areas, tables and large plasma screen televisions for keeping up with all of their sporting interests. The Hill promises to be the best seat in town for the hardcore golf fan or the casual spectator. This year also features the excitement of a Hole-in-One Ferrari sweepstakes at the 17th hole on Sunday. The Ferrari is valued at $350,000 and if a PGA TOUR Player makes a hole-in-one on Sunday's round a lucky spectator will drive it home.
For tickets to catch all the excitement of the 2007 Frys.com Open either call 702-873-1010 or go online to: wwwTheFrysOpen.com.
About the Frys.com Open:
The FRYS.COM OPEN benefiting the Shriners Hospitals for Children is part of the PGA TOUR'S Fall Series and brings some of the top players from the world of professional golf to Las Vegas. Past Winners include Greg Norman (1986), and Tiger Woods (1996). This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Las Vegas Tournament and promises to be bigger and better than ever with an impressive player roster and brand new deluxe 22,000 square foot hospitality venue and entertainment pavilion for spectators - "The Hill". Watch as we elevate the tournament to a signature Las Vegas event.
Tickets available at www.thefrysopen.com or by calling 702-873-1010.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children:
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of facilities in North America that provides superior medical care at no charge to children under the age of 18. The first Shriners Hospital opened in Shreveport, LA in 1922, and the network today encompasses 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Shriners Hospitals for Children has spent $11 million treating children in Southern Nevada.
About the Frys.com Open Military Commitment:
As part of the PGA TOUR's ongoing commitment to honor the brave men and women of our military and their families, the Frys.com Open is proud to host active, retired and reserve military personnel and their families at the tournament throughout the week. Military personnel and their family members will receive complimentary access by presenting their IDs at the entrance gates. A variety of special services for military will be offered, including a hospitality chalet for military guests located on the 18th green. Activities will also include the opportunity for tournament patrons to donate unwrapped toys for the children of military personnel based at Nellis Air Force Base in partnership with Operation Warmheart -- a non-profit assistance fund for Nellis Air Force Base families. PODS storage units will be set up in the parking lots for the collection of toys. Patriotic activities will continue throughout the week, including a patriotic-themed celebration on Saturday, October 13th in honor of Nellis Air Force Base families and in recognition for the sacrifices made by military personnel everywhere.
About The PGA TOUR:
The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to provide competitive earnings opportunities for past, current and future members of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour; to protect the integrity of the game; and to help grow the reach of the game in the U.S. and around the world. In 2007, the three Tours will compete in approximately 110 events for approximately $340 million in prize money. Tournaments are being held in six countries outside the U.S. and in 36 states. In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities. In fact, the three Tours have surpassed the $1 billion mark in overall charitable contributions. The PGA TOUR's web site address is www.pgatour.com and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.