Archives for Las Vegas Golf Celebrities

Open Champion Ernie Els Has Ties to Las Vegas Golf With Autism Benefit

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 22, 2012)–It all tracks back to Las Vegas at some point. And Ernie Els, the Open Championship winner, has some nice and noble ties to Las Vegas golf courses. Els has worked with Las Vegas Golf Region resident Butch Harmon, and annually holds his Els For Autism grand finale in Las Vegas. The event is a global initiative that raises funds in the fight against Autism. –By Brian Hurlburt Follow @LVGolfInsider
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Tiger Jam in Las Vegas: Lindsey Vonn, MC Hammer, Jon Bon Jovi, David Cook Join In Fun

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 29, 2012)–Tiger Jam in Las Vegas is in the books and total raised for the event over the years is more than $15 million. Tiger Woods served as the host and announced a matching text campaign where he would match all donations that were texted in during the Tiger Jam. Among the friends who attended and/or performed were Jon Bon Jovi and friends, David Cook, Lindsey Vonn, and MC Hammer. –By Brian Hurlburt
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Tiger Woods Goes All In at Tiger Jam in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 27, 2012)–The annual Tiger Jam fundraiser for the Tiger Woods Foundation is hitting Las Vegas again this weekend. Among the highlights are a clinic with Tiger at Las Vegas' Cascata, a poker tournament with Phil Helmuth and Doyle Brunson, golf, and a concert headlined by Bon Jovi. Tiger's Vegas ties run deep, and over the years he has raised millions at Tiger Jam.–By Brian Hurlburt.
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Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Invitational: A Look Back From Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 2, 2012)–Michael Jordan and his friends once again partied and played golf in Las Vegas this past week with the second playing of the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitatonal in the Las Vegas Golf Region. At the end of the day, a lot of money was raised for charity, and John Smoltz and Brandi Chastain walked away as the winning team in the celebrity competition. Here is a look back from Las Vegas, Shadow Creek, and ARIA. –By Brian Hurlburt.
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Brandi Chastain and John Smoltz Lead Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 1, 2012)–Michael Jordan has some work to do if he wants to successfully defend his title in his own event. Golf stud and former Major Leaguer John Smoltz, along with playing partner and U.S. Olympic soccer hero Brandi Chastain have the lead after one round at 6-under par. Jordan and NFLer Dwight Freeney stand at even par. The final round is Sunday at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. –By Brian Hurlburt with press release.
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Aaron Rodgers, Sugar Ray Leonard, Others Out For Michael Jordan Las Vegas Golf Event

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 30, 2012)–The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational harkens back to the good ole days of Las Vegas when true A-list celebrities partied and golfed in Las Vegas. Today marked the first round of the celebrity/amateur portion of this charity tournament hosted by ARIA and Shadow Creek. Back in the day the likes of Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Jim Brown and Joe Dimaggio played in Vegas. Take a look at exclusive video from Bader TV for a behind the scenes look at the Jordan action. –By Brian Hurlburt, video from Bader TV You Tube Posting.
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Michael Jordan and Friends Ready for Golf at Las Vegas’ Shadow Creek

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 29, 2012)–Here he comes again. Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest NBA player in history, is back in Las Vegas this week and he has brought several of his golfing friends. The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational is to be played today through Sunday at the prestigious Shadow Creek. Among the notables scheduled to play are Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Greg Maddux, Brandi Chastain, and many more. The event is open to the public. –By Brian Hurlburt. Follow @LVGolfInsider.
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Hall of Famers and All Stars Lining Up For Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 22, 2012)–The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational returns to Las Vegas' Shadow Creek March 29-April 1, and a star-studded lineup is scheduled to play and attend events surrounding the charity golf tournament. Among the recent celebrity confirmations are Aaron Rodgers, Ken Griffey, Jr., Wayne Gretzky, Roger Clemens, Brian Baumgartner, Brett Hull, Maury Povich and Chris Chelios. Each also played in 2011. Click now to purchase tickets to the 2012 event. –By Brian Hurlburt and official press release. Follow @LVGolfInsider
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Las Vegas Headliner Bill Engvall Talks Golf

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 8, 2012)–Bill Engvall is a golf nut. And he plays the game whenever he can, including when he hits the Las Vegas Golf Region for a performance. Engvall has played several Las Vegas golf courses including Spanish Trail and Legacy, among others. Engvall recently answered some questions about golf in Las Vegas prior to his show at the Treasure Island this March 9th. –By Brian Hurlburt
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Tiger Woods to Host 2012 Tiger Jam in Las Vegas Featuring Jon Bon Jovi and Friends

Las Vegas, Nevada (February 29, 2012)–The annual Tiger Jam event, hosted by Tiger Woods, is returning to Las Vegas in April. And the crown jewel concert of the event's festivities is a concert billed as Jon Bon Jovi and Friends. "It’s truly an honor to have Jon headline Tiger Jam,” event host Tiger Woods said in a statement just released this morning. “Over the years he’s never hesitated to lend his time and talents to my Foundation and I’m so grateful for that.” –By Brian Hurlburt @LVGolfInsider
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PGA Tour Owned TPC Las Vegas Hosts Major Canon Celebrity Golf Event

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 25, 2012)–The TPC Las Vegas is a Las Vegas resort course that is owned and operated by the PGA Tour. It is known as the home of pro golf in Las Vegas because it is a former host of events on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. In addition, many Tour pros who live in the Las Vegas practice at the course on a daily basis. Celebrities also flock to play TPC Las Vegas, and recent Canon sponsored an event to raise funds and awarement for missing children. —By Brian Hurlburt
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Jose Canseco Spotted at Las Vegas’ Rhodes Ranch Golf Club

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 3, 2012)–Jose Canseco, according to published reports, now lives in the Las Vegas Golf Region. And if you take a gander at his Twitter feed, his tweets back up that fact. And over the New Year's Weekend, Canseco was spotted playing golf at Las Vegas' Rhodes Ranch Golf Club. –Staff report.
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Former NFL and MLB Star Bo Jackson To Take Swings at Justin Timberlake Vegas PGA Tour Event

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 21, 2011)–Bo Jackson could do it all on the baseball and football fields. And now the former NFL and Major League Baseball star is bringing his golf clubs to Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin. Jackson will join the celebrities and pros during the playing of the MGM International Resorts Championship Pro-Am. The event is Wednesday, September 28, one day before the PGA Tour pros hit the course for real with the playing of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. –By Brian Hurlburt and PGA Tour press release.
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Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational To Return To Shadow Creek In 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 17, 2012)–In 2011, Michael Jordan moved his A-list celebrity golf tournament–the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational–to prestigious Las Vegas golf course Shadow Creek. It was the first time Shadow Creek had ever opened to a public event. Now comes word that the event is officially gearing up for 2012 with March 29-April 1 being announced as the dates. Last year, celebrities such as Roger Clemens, Brandi Chastain, Greg Maddux, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and many more joined Jordan at the benefit event. —By Brian Hurlburt
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NFL Great Marshall Faulk To Join Timberlake PGA Tour Pro-Am

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 4, 2011)–NFL Hall-of-Famer Marshall Faulk is scheduled to play in the MGM Resorts International Championship Pro-Am at the 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners  Hospitals for Children Open in September. "I am thrilled to participate in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Pro-Am this year," said Faulk in a statement. "I strongly believe in the mission of Shriners Hospitals, and I'm honored to be involved and lend my support." –By Brian Hurlburt with PGA Tour press release.
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Justin Timberlake Earns Big Help Award For Work On PGA Tour

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 4, 2011)–What the heck is a story about the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards doing on a Las Vegas golf website? It is appropriate when the namesake of the Las Vegas PGA Tour event earns the show's Big Help Award in part for his work with Las Vegas' Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Timberlake picked up the award on Saturday night, but will return to Las Vegas in October for the annual playing of the tournament. —By Brian Hurlburt.
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NFL Star Matt Ryan Plays Golf at PGA Tour’s TPC Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 16, 2010)–There is probably not much of a better way for an NFL star to spend the NFL labor lockout than playing golf in Las Vegas. That was the case for NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan who played the PGA Tour-owned TPC Las Vegas on Monday with Las Vegas Golf Region resident, and PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour golfer Bob May. Ryan plays for the Atlanta Falcons and was the guest of TPC Summerlin pro Lee Smith who once worked at TPC Sugarloaf near Atlanta, where he got to know Ryan. –Staff report.
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NFL Players Tee It up at Las Vegas Golf Course Rhodes Ranch

Las Vegas, Nevada (February 24, 2011)–With the season over, NFL players are spending time in Las Vegas and at least two played golf recently on a Las Vegas golf course. Matt Schaub, quarterback of the Houston Texans, and Brian Finneran, wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons played Rhodes Ranch. Schaub was the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl MVP. –Staff report.
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PGA Tour-owned TPC Las Vegas Hosts Celebrities for Major Canon Charity Golf Tournament

Las Vegas, Nevada (February 7, 2011)–TPC Las Vegas is one of two Las Vegas golf courses that is owned and operated by the PGA Tour, and recently it hosted the 12th Annual National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsored by Canon. In all the tournament and event prior helped raised more than $380,000 bringing the 12-year total to more than $5 million. TPC Las Vegas is known as the "home of pro golf in Las Vegas" because the PGA Tour and Champions Tour have played there plus many of the tour pros who live in
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What is Biggest Draw: Celebrities or Shadow Creek for Michael Jordan Las Vegas Golf Event

Shared Re-Post–3/21–Las Vegas, Nevada (January 22, 2011)-The secrecy is about to be lifted off one of the world's most talked about golf secrets. For the first time, the general public will be allowed behind the gates of Tom Fazio's Shadow Creek, one of the most exclusive golf courses in the world. Ever since it was created by Fazio–and casino legend Steve Wynn–most have only been able to speculate about what happens there. But with the playing of the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational March 31-April 3, fans will be allowed to watch the tournament and check out the course. –-By Brian Hurlburt
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