Players to Watch; Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

The second event on the PGA Tour's new wrap around schedule begins tomorrow at TPC Summerlin for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Though the event has yet to see the first tee ball fly, the tournament's Monday qualifier and course has already had the event in the news. Players tweeting images of greens that resembled nothing of PGA Tour quality or an actual golf course for that matter, found their way through the social media outlets on Monday.

That aside, the tournament of course will go on at one of the easier par-71 courses the players will see all season. 2012 saw a scoring average of 69.3173, or 1.287 strokes under par.

Let's take a look at three players to watch this week, along with a dark horse/wild card player to keep your eye on in Las Vegas.

Nick Watney
A late charge to end his 2013 season was pointed with a T14 finish at East Lake at the Tour Championship as well as a solo second at Conway Farms in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Watney has always played well at TPC Summerlin. Including a T6 finish in 2010, a solo second in 2011 and a tie for 10th in 2012. He scoring average those three years, 66.67.

Zach Johnson
A 3-1-0 record at the President's Cup capped off an impressive run in 2013 where Johnson racked up seven top-10 finishes in eight events -- Including his victory at Conway Farms in the playoffs.

A tie for 10th in 2008 in his only other appearance at TPC Summerlin makes the 2007 Masters champion an easy pick this week.

Brendon De Jonge
An impressive President's Cup week displayed why he was a good choice as a Captian's Pick for the International squad. De Jonge is about as steady of a golfer there is on Tour right now.

He made the cut in 25 of the 30 events in 2013, including 13 top-25's and four top-10's. De Jonge ranked 10th this season in GIR's, with his only other tart at TPC Summerlin coming last season, where he finished solo second.

Hideki Matsyuama
There is not a lot to say about this young man that has not already been written. He's wasted little time after his President's Cup debut, with a tie for third last week at the Open. Where he led the field in total driving, while finishing in the top-10 in GIR's.

Matsyuama made the cut in six of the seven event she played in 2013. Finishing no lower than 21st in any of those events. Including a tie for 10th at the U.S. Open and a tie for sixth at The Open Championship.

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