Shriner's Hospitals for Children Open tees off at TPC Summerlin


Professional golfers from all around the world hit the TPC Summerlin green for the Shriner's Hospitals for Children Open Thursday morning.

The 2017 tournament brings the FedExCup to Las Vegas as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 35th consecutive year.

Some of the top golfers in the world will participate in the competition and help support the mission Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Defending champion Rod Pampling is back. He's joined by many big names like Bubba Watson, and those with Las Vegas roots like former UNLV golfer Charley Hoffman, and Bonanza High School graduate Scott Piercy.

Henderson native AJ McInerney, was invited to play here, his first PGA tournament, after surviving the 1 October shooting.

This tournament is benefiting the patients with Shriners Hospital for Children. One aspiring pro tells News 3 she’s been a Shriner’s patient her whole life.

“I’ve been able to play softball, I’ve been able to be on the swim team and the golf team. They really make sure you can do anything you want no matter what your disability. Like you can do anything," said Maleah Johnson.

The winner will take home $1 million.