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Las Vegas PGA of America Pro Chris Cain Earns Prestigious Honor

Chris Cain PGA of America pro golf Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 11, 2012)--Chris Cain will become the first PGA of America professional from the Southern Nevada Chapter to be named Southwest Section PGA of America Professional of the Year. The honor will be officially bestowed opon him on January 13 at a ceremony in Arizona. Cain, who is the director of the Professional Golf Management program at UNLV, was also named the 2010 Golf Professional of the Year at the chapter level. --By Brian Hurlburt (with press release).

Scorching Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Kevin Na Records Best Finish of Life

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 8, 2012)--Las Vegas Golf Region resident and 2011 PGA Tour Champion Kevin Na went seriously low in the second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Na fired a 29 on the back nine and was 9-under par over his last 10 holes. The back nine included back-to-back eagles on 17 (a par 4) and 18 (a par 5). He ended with a 64 to rocket up the leaderboard. "I think it'll be the best finish of my life," Na told the media after the round. --By Brian Hurlburt

Hyundai Tournament of Champions Report: Las Vegas PGA Tour Stars On Display

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 7, 2012)--Longtime Las Vegas golf writer Bill Bowman is on location for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. But he isn't the only person with strong ties to the Las Vegas Golf Region enjoying the sun and breezes of the islands. Las Vegas PGA Tour stars Nick Watney, Kevin Na, and Scott Piercy are playing in the tournament due to having won at least one PGA Tour event in 2011. --By Brian Hurlburt, quotes provided by Bill Bowman.

Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Nick Watney Listed at 15 on Player to Watch List

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 25, 2011)--It is the big day today, and Nick Watney looks ready to have another big year on the PGA Tour in 2012. Who knows what presents await on the Tour for him next year. Watney is listed at number 15 on the official Top 100 Player to Watch list for 2012. Watney was at the top of the FedEx Cup standings for much of 2011 and it could be argued he should be listed much higher on this "watch" list. --By Brian Hurlburt.

PGA Tour Star and Former Vegas Golfer Adam Scott On Player to Watch List

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 24, 2011)--While PGA Tour star Adam Scott's time in Las Vegas was brief, he still remains a Vegas golfer in our hearts. Scott played college golf at UNLV before leaving early for the riches of the PGA Tour. And now entering the 2012 PGA Tour season, Scott is listed at number 11 on the official Top 100 Players to Watch List. In all, there are seven golfers with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses on the list (with numbers 1-5 still to be announced). --By Brian Hurlburt

Las Vegas' Nick Watney Near Lead at PGA Tour's Chevron WC Despite Wind-blown Penalty

Nick Watney PGA Tour Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 2, 2011)--Las Vegas PGA Tour star Nick Watney thinks he is about to go down in history. He just probably wishes that wasn't the case. After round one of the Chevron World Challenge, Watney was in a tie for fourth place, five shots behind K.J. Choi, who was 6-under par. The harsh winds cost Watney a penalty stroke, leading to a ruling that will soon go away. --By Brian Hurlburt

Las Vegas' Nick Watney Overcomes Major Nerves to Help U.S. Win Presidents Cup

Nick Watney Las Vegas golf region

Las Vegas, Nevada (November 20, 2011)--Another Tour player with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses has helped the Unites States win a major international competition. Nick Watney was a part of the winning Presidents Cup team, but admitted that the nerves of team competition were unlike anything he has ever experienced. Watney joins the likes of Chad Campbell and Natalie Gulbis as Vegas golfers who have won on the big stage of team golf. --By Brian Hurlburt

Presidents Cup Notes From Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Nick Watney

Las Vegas, Nevada (November 18, 2011)--Nick Watney has lived in the Las Vegas Golf Region for several years. The PGA Tour star, who is making his debut in the Presidents Cup, moved to Las Vegas at the urging of fellow resident Butch Harmon, Harmon also serves as Watney's swing coach. Here, now are some notes and quotes from Watney's first two days in Australia.--By Brian Hurlburt

Las Vegas' Butch Harmon Honors Troops Again on Veterans Day

Las Vegas, Nevada (November 12, 2011)--Butch Harmon, the world's best teacher, is a veteran himself. And that is one of the reasons he spends a lot of time honoring them throughout the year. And in 2011, he took it up a notch with the playing of a benefit tournament for, a new foundation he has started. The event took place at Las Vegas resort course Rio Secco Golf Club and featured several wounded veterans playing and greeting players. --By Brian Hurlburt

PGA Tour Kodak Challenge: Bill Lunde Went to Disneyworld and Won a Million Bucks

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 23, 2011)--Bill Lunde went to Disneyworld and didn't get a lousy t-shirt. What he got instead was a million dollars for winning the season-long Kodak Challenge. Entering the week, Cameron Tringale had a chance to tie with an eagle but at the 11th hour Fabian Gomez crept up and a deuce by him would have thrown Las Vegas Golf Region resident Lunde for a loop as well. . --By Brian Hurlburt.

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