Category Archives: Las Vegas Golf Pros News

Las Vegas pros news and information from PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour.

Las Vegas Golfer Inbee Park Goes For ‘Grand Slam’ at Women’s British Open

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 1, 2013)–Inbee Park won two Nevada State High School golf titles while playing at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. She also finished in the top 10 of Las Vegas' LPGA Tour event at the time, the Takefuji Classic, a couple times as a young amateur. Now she looks to […]

Phil Mickelson Becomes 4th Pro To Win Open With Butch Harmon

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Las Vegas, Nevada (July 22, 2013)–Butch Harmon called Phil Mickelson's final round of 66 at Muirfield to win The Open Championship the best he's ever seen. And Harmon, who operates the Butch Harmon School of Golf at Las Vegas' Rio Secco Golf Club, should know. He has watched first-hand as Greg Norman, Tiger Woods, and […]

Masters Green Jacket Makes Trip To Open Championship With Adam Scott

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 16, 2013)–Anthony Bennett, who played basketball at UNLV as a freshman, was recently the first pick in the NBA draft. If the PGA Tour had a draft, Adam Scott would have probably been the first pick in 1999 after playing for a year at UNLV. Flash forward to this year and […]

Las Vegas Champions Tour Pro Goes Jekyll and Hyde at US Senior Open

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Las Vegas, Nevada (July 13, 2013)–Twitter is a beautiful thing. It allows people a chance to capture the emotions of a particular moment of an athlete, good or bad. Such was the case with a tweet from Las Vegas Champions PGA Tour pro John Riegger after a roller coaster round of 69 during the second […]

Inbee Park Does What Woods, Nicklaus, Palmer, Lopez, Hogan Never Did

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 1, 2013)–It's fitting that the hottest golfer on the planet in 2013 laid the roots of her game in one of the hottest places on earth, Las Vegas. While record temps are hitting the city that glitters, Inbee Park has been establishing records of her own en route to winning the […]

Las Vegas Golf LPGA Tour Super Star Inbee Park On Brink of History

Las Vegas, Nevada (UPDATED June 30, 2013)–Last year, this writer and a co-writer compiled the history of professional golf dating back about 60 years to the playing of the Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas in 1953. City of Champions: The History of Professional Golf in Las Vegas, came out in September of 2012, and […]

Former Las Vegas Golf Star Inbee Park Wins 5th LPGA Event of 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 24, 2013)–The wins keep adding up for current and former Las Vegas Golf Region residents. And Inbee Park, a two-time Nevada state high school champion, is at it again. Park won her fifth LPGA Tour event of 2013 over the weekend when she fired rounds of 69-65-67 to win the Walmart NW […]

Career Round Jump Starts Travelers for Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Charley Hoffman

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 21, 2013)–Las Vegas Golf Region resident Charley Hoffman nearly had the Travelers Championship in his hands in 2012. But a bumpy finish a year ago dashed his hopes. In 2013, Hoffman exacted some revenge on the TPC River Highlands course when he opened with a career-best round of 61. The round […]

LPGA Tour Player Stephanie Louden Becomes Southern Nevada Hall of Famer

Las Vegas, Nevada (May 24, 2013)–Las Vegas golf star Stephanie Louden will be inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame on May 31. Louden joins tennis legend Andre Agassi, UFC President Dana White, Las Vegas Motor Speedway President Chris Powell, high school basketball coaching legend Bill Bobier, and Las Vegas Events chairman Pat […]

PGA Tour Pros Among Hopefuls at Las Vegas U.S. Open Qualifier at TPC Summerlin

Las Vegas, Nevada (May 12, 2013)–Among those looking to move to the next stage of qualifying for the U.S. Open are several PGA Tour pros with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses. Those scheduled to tee it up Monday at Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin are recent PGA Tour  Well Fargo Championship winner […]

Derek Ernst at PGA Tour 2013 Wells Fargo Championship More Proof of Vegas Power

Las Vegas, Nevada (UPDATE: May 5, 2013 11:16 AM PST)–It has been a banner year for PGA Tour and LPGA Tour pros who have strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses. And this week's Wells Fargo Championship is just more proof to the power of this contingent. After the first round, two former UNLV golfers […]

Best Playing Round Spurs Las Vegas’ Charley Hoffman to 2013 RBC Heritage Lead

Las Vegas, Nevada (UPDATED April 22, 2013)–Charley Hoffman is a resident of the Las Vegas Golf Region and a 2-time winner on the PGA Tour. Heading into the final round of the 2013 RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C., Hoffman was the leader by two and in position for another win. And he called his […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Charley Hoffman Shares Lead at RBC Heritage

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 20, 2013)–Charley Hoffman was a member of the 1998 UNLV golf team which won the NCAA championship. And he still lives in Las Vegas and has made a name for himself as one of the best players on the PGA Tour with multiple wins including one at the 2010 Deutsche Bank […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]