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.
Ryan is a solid player who ranked 49th on a Golf Digest list of best athlete/golfers with a listed handicap of 3.8. In 2008, he was named the NFL's breakout star. Ryan, as a golfer, finished 36th at the 2010 American Century Championship, a major celebrity tournament played in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
TPC Las Vegas is one of two Las Vegas golf courses owned and operated by the PGA Tour, and is a former host of events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. The other course owned by the PGA Tour in Las Vegas is the private TPC Summerlin. The TPC Las Vegas is a resort Las Vegas golf course that is open to all Las Vegas golfers. Click now to view the official website for TPC Las Vegas and to reserve your tee times in Las Vegas at TPC Las Vegas or your Las Vegas golf packages.
May is a veteran of both the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour, and routinely plays and practices at TPC Las Vegas. May has earned more than $3.3 million on the PGA Tour and more than $450,000 on the Nationwide Tour. He has battled back injuries during his career, and is currently not exempt for the 2011 Nationwide Tour. In 2010, he played in 25 events on the Nationwide Tour earning more than $62,000.