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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

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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 OperationFrontDoor.org, 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

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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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Only a Miracle Can Take a Million Bucks From Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Bill Lunde

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 21, 2011)--I feel a little bad writing this, but it's a cool story to watch. Las Vegas PGA Tour star Bill Lunde is one hole away from cashing a check for a million bucks. If Cameron Tringale doesn't eagle the 485-yard, par 4 17th hole this week, Lunde will win the season-long Kodak Challenge and the million that goes with it. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Ryan Moore Inks Hometown Sponsor Deal

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 16, 2011)--Ryan Moore became a true Las Vegas golfer when he won the 2004 U.S. Amateur and NCAA championship while playing for UNLV. He solidified it when he lived in the Southern Highlands community for a couple years after turning pro. After a brief stint in Arizona, Moore returned to Las Vegas (in addition to his home in his native state of Washington). A few weeks ago, Moore officially inked a sponsorship deal with Shift4, a Las Vegas company. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Kevin Na Win at Las Vegas PGA Tour Event Has Him Thinking About Move to Augusta

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 3. 2011)--Kevin Na lives in the Las Vegas Golf Region, and he just won Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (the first resident in history to do so). In 2006, he was living in Rancho Cucamonga and won a hometown Nationwide Tour event there. Those two tournaments are his only two victories in the last five years. So, minutes after his Vegas win on Sunday, Kevin Na was thinking about moving to Augusta, Georgia, the location of a little tournament called The Masters. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Was Eagle on 16 Worth a Million Bucks For Las Vegas PGA Tour Pro Bill Lunde?

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 1, 2011)--When word started spreading that Las Vegas PGA Tour star Bill Lunde had made eagle on 16 at TPC Summerlin on Friday, his fellow pros were quick with a description. "That's nasty," a few pros said in a respectful tone to Lunde, whose stone-cold eagle could lead to a million-dollar Kodak Challenge prize in a couple weeks. The eagle moved him to 19-under par in the season-long contest, three shots ahead of his playing partner Cameron Tringale. The score came during the second round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.--By Brian Hurlburt.

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Vegas Says Leading Timberlake Las Vegas PGA Tour Event Is Fun

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 30, 2011 UPDATED 3:38 PM PST)--A few months back, we claimed Jhonattan Vegas as one of our own. Soon after, The Golf Channel's Kelly Tilghman tweeted about our audacity/humor. Well, now that he is leading Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, he is close to proving our point yet again. Vegas fired a sweet 63 in round one and is two-under par through his first 15 holes in round two. UPDATE: Vegas fired a 67 in round two and was -12 and tied for the lead.--By Brian Hurlburt.

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Minimum 14 PGA Tour Golfers With Ties to Vegas Courses Eye Timberlake Prize

Chad Campbell Las Vegas PGA Tour

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 26, 2011)--Depending on the day and time, there are some number more than 30 Tour pros who have strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses. And this week, no less than 14 of them will be playing in Las Vegas' Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open PGA Tour event. Last year, Jonathan Byrd made an ace in the playoff to win, becoming the envy of the Las Vegas golfers in the process. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Las Vegas PGA Tour Pro Bill Lunde Leads Kodak Challenge

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 24, 2011)--With the season-long Kodak Challenge coming to an end, Las Vegas Golf Region resident Bill Lunde is two shots in the lead. The next hole on the Kodak scorecard is the par 5, 16th hole at Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin. The TPC is the host course of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open that is to be played September 29 - October 2. --By Brian Hurlburt

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