Las Vegas’ Alex Cejka Grinds But Can’t Close The PLAYERS Deal

May 11, 2009–It couldn't have gone much worse for Las Vegas golfer Alex Cejka, who plays at TPC Las Vegas, a Las Vegas resort golf course located about 25 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. Cejka started the final round of The PLAYERS Championship at 11-under par, five shots in front of playing partner Tiger […]

Alex Cejka vs. Tiger Woods at The PLAYERS: Full-Time vs. Part-Time Vegas Golfers

May 10, 2009 (UPDATE 4:40 PST) –Alex Cejka has lived in Las Vegas for several years, and routinely plays and practices at Las Vegas golf courses TPC Las Vegas and TPC Summerlin. This past week, there have many stories about his rounds with fellow Las Vegas PGA Tour stars Dean Wilson, Kevin Na, and others during off […]

Las Vegas’ Newest PGA Tour Golf Resident Revealed at The PLAYERS Championship

May 9, 2009 (UPDATE May 10) –Just seemingly hours after we posted "The Official Guide to Las Vegas Tour Pros", came word from The PLAYERS Championship that the Las Vegas golf area is now home to another PGA Tour star. Kevin Na has recently moved to Las Vegas' Summerlin area, and joins the many other […]

Las Vegas’ Alex Cejka On Move at PGA Tour’s PLAYERS Championship

May 8, 2009 (UPDATE: May 10) –About midway through his experience at the PGA Tour's PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, Las Vegas' Alex Cejka was lapping the field. After 54 holes of play, Cejka, who moved to Las Vegas from Laughlin, Nevada, via Germany, was 11-under par, and five shots ahead of his closest competitor. Sure, there was a lot of golf […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Champ, Vegas Golfer Ready for 17th at PLAYERS

Timberlake (l) with '08 Las Vegas Champ Marc Turnesa

May 6, 2009 (Updated May 9, 2009) –When the question was asked, this writer thought that the response from the 'questionees' would be that of horror. The island 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass has long garnered the reputation as one of the nastiest holes in all of golf, and seems to be a dreaded experience that comes with […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour News: Danny Lee Reveals Most Notable Possession to Sports Illustrated

Trevor Derrheim's '59' belt buckles have added style to the wardrobes of many pro golfers

April 29. 2009–The big Las Vegas golf story at the 2009 Masters was Las Vegas golfer Chad Campbell–he starred for two years at UNLV–battling for his first major title. But a cool Las Vegas golf story under the radar was the continuing emergence of 59 Belts, a customized belt buckle company that was founded by respected Las […]

No More Pain in the Neck For Las Vegas PGA Tour Pro Alex Cejka

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April 17, 2009–It's getting pretty ridiculous around these parts, as every week there seems to be a PGA Tour star with deep ties to Las Vegas golf doing something great in a PGA Tour tournament. Already this year, Las Vegas residents have done the following: Nick Watney won the Buick Invitational; Alex Prugh won the Michael Hill […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Chad Campbell Will ‘Get It Done’ Next Time

Former UNLV standout Chad Campbell takes aim at The Masters title this week after losing in a playoff last year.

April 14, 2009–Think his playoff loss at the Masters has changed Mr. Chad Campbell, a former UNLV All-American? Think again if you do. It took all of five minutes for the down-to-earth Campbell to return the call of GolfLasVegasNow.com. And that was one day removed from his stellar tournament when he not only pushed Angel Cabrera and Kenny Perry […]

Las Vegas Golf’s Second Major Championship Stays One 7-Iron Away at The Masters

Former Las Vegas resident shown holding the 2008 US Open trophy

April 13, 2009-The country–the world for that matter–looks at Las Vegas with kind of a glazed-over, can't-believe-it-exists stare. For the most part, folks don't realize–or don't want to–that Las Vegas is really a great place to live, and that there are 'normal' people who dwell in this adult fantasy land. But the fact is, especially […]

Nicklaus, Palmer, Woods Never Did This at The Masters, But Chad Campbell Did

Former UNLV standout Chad Campbell takes aim at The Masters title this week after losing in a playoff last year.

April 10, 2009–The storied grounds at Augusta National and The Masters was the site of some very dramatic golf during the first round, and a lot of it was generated by Las Vegas golfer and former UNLV Rebel All-American Chad Campbell. He became the only golfer to ever birdie the first five holes of The […]

Las Vegas’ Nick Watney Could Be Best Golf Bet at The Masters

April 8, 2009 (UPDATED 9:00 AM PST April 10) –Las Vegas resident Nick Watney has made every cut so far this PGA Tour season, won the Buick Invitational, and challenged for a few other titles. And, oh yeah, he finished tied for 11th at the 2008 Masters.  The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook listed him at 40-1 the day […]

Las Vegas Golfer Craig Barlow Looks For Veteran PGA Tour Status, More

Las Vegas PGA Tour pro Craig Barlow

March 29, 2009–Craig Barlow is a Las Vegas native who grew up through the ranks of Las Vegas golf. He played junior golf, high school golf, and amateur golf in Las Vegas, and then qualified for the PGA Tour through Q-School. Barlow, who now practices a lot at the Rees Jones-designed Cascata, has battled several […]

Las Vegas Golfer Inbee Park Survives Wind, Credits Vegas Upbringing

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March 27, 2009–Inbee Park spent her formative golf years living in Las Vegas, winning state high school championships and training at the Butch Harmon School of Golf. Following her round at the J Golf Phoenix LPGA International Presented by Mirassou Winery in very windy Phoenix, Park told the media that she survived the wind, in part, […]

Las Vegas Golf’s Next PGA Tour Star Wins Nationwide Tour Event

Alex Prugh practiced at TPC Las Vegas in preparation of PGA Tour 2010

March 24, 2009–Alex Prugh is one of Las Vegas golf's newest residents, and he is quickly making a mark on the Nationwide Tour. Prugh has been playing and practicing out of Las Vegas golf course TPC Las Vegas, former site of events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. Jack Sheehan, noted Las Vegas golf […]

Phil Mickelson Says Butch Harmon Project is Now ‘My Swing’

March 16, 2009–Phil Mickelson admitted that he didn't think re-working his swing with Las Vegas' Butch Harmon would take as long as it did to get to a point where it felt comfortable. But following his victory at the World Golf Championships–CA Championship, Phil, who spends time at Harmon's School of Golf at Las Vegas […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Pro Nick Watney Credits Butch Harmon For Putting Prowess

March 14, 2009 (UPDATED MAR 15) –Sometimes, you just have to let the star of the show tell it like it is. So, without farther ado, here's what Las Vegas golfer and PGA Tour champion Nick Watney said about his putting and Las Vegas' Butch Harmon, following the second round of the PGA Tour's World […]

Natalie Gulbis’ Big Year on LPGA Tour, Celebrity Apprentice In Full Swing

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March 6, 2009–Natalie Gulbis lives and plays at Lake Las Vegas Resort, home of two Jack Nicklaus-designed Las Vegas golf courses, the resort Reflection Bay Golf Club, and the private SouthShore Golf Club. She is a prized Las Vegas golf resident and 2009 could be a huge year in many ways, a welcome change following […]

Vegas Golfers Go Low at PGA Tour’s ‘Other Event’

February 27, 2009 (UPDATED 2/28) –The trend continues on the PGA Tour of Las Vegas golfers challenging for wins. This week, most of the eyes of the golf world are focused on Arizona for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championships–where Tiger returned–but the Mayakoba Golf Classic is also being played in Mexico. And Chris Riley (pictured), […]