By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
LAS VEGAS -- Charley Hoffman, an alumnus of nearby UNLV, hadn't given the locals much to cheer about in his past few trips to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He'd missed two of his last three cuts at TPC Summerlin, and hadn't finished better than 40th.
Hoffman finished fourth this year, shooting a final-round 64 to post 17-under 267 (66-70-67-64). He hit all 18 greens in regulation Sunday, and hit 62 of 72 this week, second-best in the field.
"I haven't played well here in probably five years, so it's nice to finally put a decent round together," Hoffman said. "It was one of those rounds you look back on and it could have gone really low, but all in all, 7 under on the final day is not bad."
He finished sixth at the 2009 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and fifth in 2006.
He was one of two former UNLV players to finish in the top 10. Ryan Moore, the 2012 champion here, tied for ninth. The tournament presented Moore's son, Tucker, a cake for his first birthday, which was Saturday.