Las Vegas pros and tour golfers

Come On Aussie! Adam Scott Becomes First UNLV Player to Win a Major

Las Vegas, Nevada (UPDATED April 15, 2013)--Adam Scott is the first former UNLV Rebel golfer in history to win a Major championship, and now joins Inbee Park as the only golfers with strong ties to the Las Vegas Golf Region to have won a Major. Scott won the 2013 Masters after outdueling Angel Cabrera in a two-hole playoff. Cabrera won the 2009 Masters in a playoff when he defeated former UNLV golfer Chad Campbell. Scott played one year at UNLV in 1998-99, finishing 11th at the 1999 NCAA Golf Championships. --By Brian Hurlburt.

Five Las Vegas Golfers Play the Weekend at The Masters

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 13, 2013)--The depth of PGA Tour players who live in the Las Vegas Golf Region or who have strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses is deep. And at the 2013 Masters, four players who live in Las Vegas and another who played college golf at UNLV made the cut and are playing the weekend. Adam Scott, the former UNLV golfer, led the way as he entered the weekend in the top 10 and was followed by residents Nick Watney, Ryan Moore (also a Rebel), Kevin Na, and Scott Piercy. MASTERS LEADERBOARD. --By Brian Hurlburt.

Former Las Vegas Golf Champion Inbee Park Wins Another LPGA Major

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 12, 2013)--Inbee Park won the Nevada State High School Golf Champion twice while attending Las Vegas' Bishop Gorman High School. And now she has claimed her second LPGA Tour major championship by winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship. She is the only golfer with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses to have won a Major on a pro Tour. --By Brian Hurlburt.

PGA Tour FedEx Cup Jackpot Will Be Hit in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (February 27, 2013)--Soon, the wait will be over. The organizers of Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, have worked hard to become a part of the official FedEx Cup Playoffs system, and now the wait is over. Well, at least the wait will be over in October when the event tees off in the Las Vegas Golf Region as one of the first tournaments of the 2013-14 PGA Tour schedule. Click now for the official website of the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open where tickets will be on sale March 1. --By Brian Hurlburt with press release.

Birdies Going Down in Bunches for Vegas' Piercy, Moore

Las Vegas, Nevada (February 2, 2013)--It was a good week for Las Vegas PGA Tour stars Ryan Moore and Scott Piercy. And a good week for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and the Birdies4Shriners campaign created by Shift4 Corporation, a Las Vegas-based company. Piercy and Moore finished 3rd and 4th respectively at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and combined for 55 birdies and one eagle. For each birdie and eagle, dollars are raised through the Birdies4Shriners campain. Fans can pledge a dollar amount and follow along at home. Click now for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Birdies4Shriners campaign to get involved. --By Brian Hurlburt Follow @LVGolfInsider for more Vegas Golf News, Deals

Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Charley Hoffman Hits Million For Charity

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 27, 2013)--Vegas is lucky to have certain residents. And Vegas is lucky to have Charley and Stacy Hoffman. Charley Hoffman is now a PGA Tour veteran and champion, and was a member of the 1998 UNLV Golf team which won the NCAA Championship. Charley made the decision to stay in Las Vegas following his time at UNLV, and the Hoffmans have dedicated themselves to giving back to this community and the San Diego area, where Charley was born and raised. This week, the Charley Hoffman Foundation held a fundraiser in conjunction with the Farmers Insurance Open and also went over the $1 million mark in total funds raised over the years. --By Brian Hurlburt.

Las Vegas Paiute GM Chad Gunier Earns PGA of America Golf Professional of Year

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 19, 2013)--It's the highest honor a Las Vegas PGA of America professional can receive. And recently Chad Gunier--who's family moved to Las Vegas in 1948 so his roots run deep here--was named the 2012 Professional of the Year by the PGA of America, Southwest Section, Southern Nevada chapter. His award concluded a night of other honors. Gunier serves as the general manager of the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. --By Brian Hurlburt

Las Vegas PGA Tour Stars State '13 Goals From Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 8, 2013)--After two false starts due to bad weather, the PGA Tour officially is underway in Hawaii with the playing of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. And three golfers with strong ties to the Las Vegas Golf Region are in the field. Scott Piercy, Ryan Moore, and Nick Watney each stated a goal for 2013. --By Brian Hurlburt, quotes courtesy Bill Bowman from Hawaii.

PGA Tour, LPGA Tour Q Schools Dotted With Vegas Golfers

Las Vegas, Nevada (November 29, 2012)--There are no fewer than seven pro golfers with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses currently trying to earn status on the either the LPGA Tour or PGA Tour via the prospective Q Schools. We say no fewer than seven because, it seems, on a daily basis pros move to the city and fly under the radar. These Las Vegas golfers are former UNLV Rebels Skip Kendall, Bill Lunde, Derek Ernst, Therese Koelbaek, and Seema Sadekar, and residents Alex Cejka and Dean Wilson.

Las Vegas Golfer Inbee Park Clinches LPGA Tour Money, Scoring Titles

Las Vegas, Nevada (November 19, 2012)--Big news never stops for Tour golfers who have deep ties to Las Vegas golf courses. Former Nevada High School State Champion Inbee Park has claimed the 2012 money and scoring titles on the LPGA Tour, becoming the first lady to have lived in Las Vegas to do so. Park played at Las Vegas' Bishop Gorman High School prior to turning professional after briefly enrolling at UNLV. Park banked $2,287,080 and recording an average of 70.21 to earn the Vare Trophy. --By Brian Hurlburt, quotes via

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