Las Vegas Golf Hall-of-Famer Tommy Armour III Goes Low at PGA Tour’s Northern Trust

February 20, 2009 (UPDATED Feb 22) –The latest PGA Tour player with strong ties to Las Vegas golf to leave a mark on a PGA Tour event is Tommy Armour III, who grew up playing Las Vegas' golf courses. Armour III, who was inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame last October during […]

3,810,546 PGA Tour Reasons to Love Las Vegas Golf

February 17, 2009–Through the very early part of the 2009 PGA Tour season, Las Vegas golfers have made a huge impact on the outcomes of several tournaments and are heavily represented on the official money list. In total, and through today, 10 golfers with very strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses, have combined to […]

Las Vegas’ Nick Watney Overcomes Weakness to Win Second PGA Tour Event

February 8, 2009–With all due respect to CBS' Jim Nantz, who proclaimed, "A California champion!", when Nick Watney drained his tournament-winning birdie putt on Sunday, we Las Vegas golfers are also claiming our newest hometown golfer. Watney moved to Las Vegas in the last couple years to be closer to Las Vegas' Butch Harmon, and […]

Duel Between Butch Harmon Las Vegas PGA Tour Pros Hoffman, Watney Shapes Up

February 7, 2009 (UPDATED FEB 8) –So can the student beat out the boss over the final two rounds of the PGA Tour Buick Invitational? Once again, two Las Vegas golfers, Charley Hoffman and Nick Watney, are chasing the leaders, as both did last weekend at the FBR, when Hoffman lost in a playoff and […]

Newlywed Charley Hoffman Goes to Playoff at PGA Tour’s FBR Open

February 2, 2009–Las Vegas PGA Tour pro Charley Hoffman narrowly missed winning his second PGA Tour event over the weekend at the FBR Open in Arizona. He lost in a playoff to eventual champ Kenny Perry, but had several chances to win in regulation and in the playoff. Hoffman, who got married in January and […]

Las Vegas Golfer Nick Watney Fires Career Round at PGA Tour’s FBR Open

January 31, 2009–Don't look now, but the PGA Tour is being overtaken by players who live or have lived in Las Vegas. The leaderboard following the second round of the FBR Open being played in Phoenix is crawling with Las Vegas pros, including residents Nick Watney, who fired a 63 and is the leader, and […]

Charley Hoffman’s Karma Meter Full As He Begins PGA Tour Season

January 27, 2009 (UPDATED Jan 30) —Charley Hoffman is the PGA Tour player with the blonde surfer hair and carefree attitude. His clothing line logo–apparel can be purchased online at CharleyHoffman.com–features a silhouette of Hoffman swinging and hair flowing. But behind the 'flow' is a solid golfer who was a member of the 1998 UNLV Golf NCAA […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Pros Ask: Dude, Where’s My Golf Clubs, Tee Times?

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January 23, 2009–Everybody has a day at work when things don't go quite right. You open up the briefcase before a meeting to find the key business proposal has been forgotten; the morning traffic makes you late for the company get together; or it rains on a day when business golf is sheduled! It's no […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Teacher’s 59 Belts Brings Style to Golf

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

January 18, 2009–Trevor Derrheim is one of Las Vegas' best teaching pros and has ties to top Las Vegas golfers such as PGA Tour players Ryan Moore and John Riegger, and top amateur A.J. McInerny. But Derrheim is also making his mark with 59 Belts, a customized belt buckle company based in Las Vegas that caters to top pros and everyday players. […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Pros Tee Off But Riley Sits With Broken Foot

January 13, 2009 (UPDATED 1-19-09) –Several of the PGA Tour pro golfers with ties to Las Vegas are set to start the 2009 season at the Sony Open in Hawaii January 15-18, but former UNLV All-American Chris Riley won't be one of them. Riley, who qualified via the 2008 Q School, has a stress fracture of the […]

Las Vegas PGA of America Pros Honored For Excellence

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January 7, 2009–There are many Las Vegas golfers that are the heart and soul of Las Vegas' golf courses, and several were honored at the annual PGA of America, Southwest Section, Las Vegas Chapter awards dinner. The event was held at Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin–host course of Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners […]

A Las Vegas Golf ‘Rebelution’ Continues on the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour

December 9, 2008–With proper credit to UNLV Head Basketball coach, and Las Vegas golfer himself, Lon Kruger, the headline to this article steals the catch phrase from his Runnin' Rebel hoops team: "The Rebelution has begun." But the same could be said about the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour. The PGA Tour and LPGA Tour qualifying events […]

Las Vegas Pros Q It Up for Shot at PGA Tour and LPGA Tour

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December 3, 2008 (UPDATED DEC 7) –There are already seemingly dozens of golf pros with strong ties to Las Vegas playing on the major golf tours, but starting today, several more aspiring Las Vegas pro golfers are attempting to qualify for the LPGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and PGA Tour through the grueling Qualifying School process. […]

Vegas Golf and PGA Tour Star Celebrates Ryder Cup Win With President Bush

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

December 2, 2008–Chad Campbell was an All-American at UNLV, and has gone on to a very successful PGA Tour career that includes several wins and being a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team three times. After two losses in his previous Ryder Cup experiences, he and his American teammates won the Cup in 2008, […]

Gulbis Helps ‘Best Friend’ and LPGA Tour Great Sorenstam Go Out on Top

Las Vegas' Natalie Gulbis is ready for Oakmont

December 1, 2008–The long run for Annika Sorenstam, by all accounts, is over, but who knows when she will decide to come back and play again. Lake Las Vegas Resort resident Natalie Gulbis hopes she plays more, but if not, Gulbis helped Sorenstam go out of top as part of the International Team at the […]

PGA Tour’s Tommy Armour III Notches Historic Win at Pebble Beach

November 24, 2008–It's pretty difficult to set yourself apart as a champion in a pro tournament at Pebble Beach. But that's exactly what former Las Vegas resident and 2008 Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame inductee Tommy Armour III has done by winning the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational for the second time in a row. He becomes the only […]