2023 Shriners Children’s Open: Top 10 Power Rankings at TPC Summerlin

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Had Ben Griffin made a 9-foot, 6-inch putt to win the Sanderson Farms Championship in regulation, the golf world wouldn’t be talking about Luke List right now.

List began the day four shots back of Griffin. List posted a solid 2-under-par 70 and was ready to pounce when Griffin came back to the field and opened the door for a five-man playoff.

Ludvig Aberg, Griffin, Henrik Norlander, and Scott Stallings all failed to birdie the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th. It looked unlikely List would, either.

List was in good shape to move on in the playoff if he could cozy up a 43-foot birdie putt for par. Instead, he drained it.

It was a dramatic finish to win your second career PGA Tour event, both of which came in the last two years.

He struggled off the tee on the week but made up for it with exceptional iron play. List led the field in strokes gained approach (7.026). He was also third in SG putting (8.526).

The 38-year-old came into the week in decent form with three top-35s in his last four starts. The exception was a withdrawal at the Rocket Mortgage Classic after an opening round 74, citing a foot injury.

List appears to have his footing back.

He’s found terra firma in the Las Vegas desert, too.

List owns three top-20s in four starts at the Shriners Children’s Open.

The Vanderbilt alum debuted at TPC Summerlin in 2016 and finished T-15th (65-69-73-64). List took T-20th (71-70-70-70) in 2017, T-13th (70-66-63-68) in 2019, and missed the cut in his last appearance in 2020 despite shooting 3-under (68-71).

It’s tempting for players to take the week off after a win. List is fully committed to teeing it up in Nevada.

"“I’ll definitely go to Vegas because I like that golf course, too, and it’s a phenomenal charity again, phenomenal tournament, and I like that tournament, like my chances there on that golf course,” List was transcribed by ASAP Sports. He was asked about his upcoming fall schedule. “I’m going to go try to get my mind right and compete and enjoy this for the time being and then play Vegas and kind of reassess from there.”"