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Kevin Na Makes Winning Putt Because of Vegas Home Course Knowledge

Kevin Na Shriners Golf Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 15, 2012)--In nearly every sport, home field or court advantage is a big deal. Who knows the real reasons why, but crowd support is probably a key factor in the benefits provided to the home team. But what about golf? Does playing in the hometown provide a true advantage? If you ask Kevin Na, a Las Vegas Golf Region resident who won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open last year, the answer is a resounding yes. --By Brian Hurlburt, follow @LVGolfInsider for more Vegas PGA Tour news. Photo courtesy Las Vegas News Bureau.

Vegas Golfer Inbee Park Wins 'Major' at Evian Masters

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 30, 2012)--The quality of the field and the course, and just about everthing else at the Evian Masters, has plenty of people believing it should be designated as a major championship on the LPGA Tour. If that were the case, former Las Vegas golfer Inbee Park would have collected her second major championship this week. Park putted flawlessly down the stretch to become the second golfer with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses to win the event in France. --By Brian Hurlburt

Kaching! Las Vegas' Scott Piercy Raining Birdies4Shriners

Las Vegas, Nevada (Updated July 30, 2012)--Piercy held on to win the event and add several more birdies for the cause. Scott Piercy is going wild through the first two rounds of the Canadian Open, the Shriners Hospitals for Children are benefitting. Piercy is the leader after two rounds after recording 9 birdies and two eagles en route to an 11-under par total. With every birdie Piercy makes, the Biridies4Shriners campaign, sponsored by Shift4, raises for dollars for health care. --By Brian Hurlburt

Adam Scott Leads Open Championship at Royal Links (and Lytham)

Las Vegas, Nevada (Updaed July 22, 2012)--Adam Scott failed in bid to become the first male golfer from Las Vegas to win a Major, losing the final round. Forgive us for taking some liberty with the name of the course where The British Open Championship is being played this week. With a true Vegas Golfer leading after round one, and Royal Links Golf Club in Las Vegas featuring Royal Lytham's 10th hole, we said what the heck. Adam Scott played college golf at UNLV and fired a 64 in round one. --By Brian Hurlburt, Follow us on Twitter @LVGolfInsider 

Taking a Look at Las Vegas PGA and LPGA Tour Player Tweets

Las Vegas, Nevada (Updated July 9, 2012)--Twitter has become a way for the average fan to engage favorite athletes and the media to stay on top of the latest news and info. Several PGA Tour, Tour, and LPGA Tour players with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses regular take to tweeting. We thought we would provide a sampling of some recent activity on social media. And if you want to follow us, @LVGolfInsider. --By Brian Hurlburt

Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Scott Piercy Joins Birdies for Shriners

Scott Piercy Las VegasLas Vegas, Nevada (June 15, 2012 Ed. note: we mistakenly referred to this as Birdies For Charity; it is Birdies4Shriners)--Scott Piercy grew up in Las Vegas and is a PGA Tour champion. This week he announced he is joining fellow Las Vegas Golf Region resident and PGA Tour champion Ryan Moore in supporting the Shriners Hospitals for Children Birdies4Shriners program. He also has joined forces with Shift4, a Las Vegas-based company that is the world's largest independent payment gateway. --By Brian Hurlburt Follow @LVGolfInsider


Butch Harmon Pro Dustin Johnson Wins 2012 St. Jude Classic

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 11, 2012)--Dustin Johnson works with Las Vegas Golf Region resident Butch Harmon. And this past weekend he won the St. Jude Classic in just his second event after returning from injury. Harmon operates the Butch Harmon School of Golf at Las Vegas' Rio Secco Golf Club and recently released Butch Harmon About Golf, a golf instructional DVD featuring more than 250 tips and interviews with Johnson, Natalie Gulbis, Phil Mickelson and many more. --By Brian Hurlburt

Las Vegas LPGA Tour Star Natalie Gulbis Appears on Weather Channel

Las Vegas, Nevada (May 27, 2012)--Las Vegas Golf Region resident Natalie Gulbis is arguably the LPGA Tour's biggest crossover star. She has calendars, has appeared on the NBC series Celebrity Apprentice, and now comes a recent promotional appearance on the Weather Channel. Gulbis has lived in this area for several years and read on for a link to the video. --By Brian Hurlburt

Kevin Na Is Almost Waggle Free on PGA Tour

Las Vegas, Nevada (May 24, 2012)--Many of us have nightmares about our golf games. Not so much for PGA Tour pros. But over the last 10 days maybe Las Vegas Golf Region resident and 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open champion Kevin Na had a few bad dreams. He admittedly focused every part of his practice time since the PLAYERS Championship on getting rid of his waggles. And so far, so good at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. LIVE SCORING.--By Brian Hurlburt

PGA Tour Report: Las Vegas Golfers All Over Lead at Byron Nelson

Las Vegas, Nevada (May 18, 2012)--Seemingly about half the top 20 at the 2012 Byron Nelson Classic have strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses. While there is still a long way to go, once again the depth of quality golf in the Las Vegas Golf Region is on display on the PGA Tour. Among those challenge are resident Scott Piercy and Alex Cejka, and former Rebels Chris Riley, Charley Hoffman, Andres Gonzales, Chad Campbell, and Bill Lunde. --By Brian Hurlburt

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