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Las Vegas Golf Close to Heart of Ryder Cup and PGA Tour Rookie Rickie Fowler

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 29, 2010)–Sometimes the world can be a bit skeptical about things. One such thing could be the opinion of those not in the know about when a sports star 'moves' to the Las Vegas area. Sometimes a person's first thought is: "He is moving here just to save on taxes and […]

Road To PGA Tour FedEx Cup Golf Title Started in Las Vegas For Jim Furyk

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 27, 2010)–Some of the celebration on the 18th green at Eastlake Country Club, following the final putt of the 2010 Tour Championship, looked very familiar. There was Jim Furyk, capping a win by hugging a young lady named Tabitha, who these days is married to the champ and the winner of the FedEx […]

Butch Harmon and Las Vegas PGA Tour Pro Nick Watney Goes Seriously Low at Tour Championship

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 25, 2010 10:50 AM PST)–As we always say, there seemingly is always a PGA Tour pro with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses doing something special week in and week out on the PGA Tour. This weekend at the PGA Tour's Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola is no different. And […]

PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup and Tour Championship Titles Still Within Reach For Las Vegas Golfer Charley Hoffman

September 25, 2010 (updated sept 26) –Las Vegas Golf Region resident Charley Hoffman, who entered the 2010 Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola third in the FedEx Cup standings, is still well within striking distance of becoming the first golfer with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses to win the coveted title. Hoffman started the third […]

Las Vegas’ Charley Hoffman Has 10 Million On Mind But Nerves Focus On Baseball Pitch

September 24, 2010–Las Vegas PGA Tour star Charley Hoffman headed into the PGA Tour's Tour Championship Presented by Coca Cola at number three in the FedEx Cup standings, and with a legit shot at earning the $10 million prize that goes along with winning the FedEx Cup. That's a lot of zeroes, and obviously Hoffman has […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Golf Event Adds John Daly As Sponsor Exemption

September 22, 2010–The management of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, has announced the first of four sponsor exemptions for the 2010 rendition of the tournament which began in 1983. John Daly has received one of the four coveted spots, and according to Tournament Director Adam Sperling, Daly will […]

Five Las Vegas Golfers To Play in PGA Tour’s Fed Ex Cup Tour Championship

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 14, 2010)–At the beginning of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs, there were no less than 11 golfers with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses who made the season-ending playoffs. And about half of those, five, have qualified for the finale, the Tour Championship. Only 30 PGA Tour pros made the final […]

Las Vegas Golf PGA Tour News Includes Ryan Moore Putting Wrist Injury Finally Behind Him

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 12, 2010 UPDATE 9/13)–At the time, several years ago, the wrist injury that Las Vegas golfer Ryan Moore suffered probably didn't seem like something that would have such a long and lingering impact. But now that Moore, a 4-time All-American at UNLV, is a PGA Tour champion and has a chance to […]

Las Vegas Golf PGA Tour Star Ryan Moore Sports Ties, Talks of Playing TImberlake Event

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 10, 2010 UPDATE 9/13)–Another week, and another Las Vegas golfer sits near the top of a PGA Tour leaderboard. This week, Ryan Moore, a 4-time All-American at UNLV, was off to a fast start with a 6-under par round at the BMW Championship. Last week, fellow Rebel Charley Hoffman won the […]

Ryder Cup U.S. Team Has Many Strong Ties to Las Vegas Golf Courses With Addition of Rickie Fowler

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 7, 2010)–There were said to be at least three Las Vegas residents under consideration for the one of the four Captain's picks for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. The good news: one Las Vegas golfer was picked. The bad news: two Las Vegas golfers weren't. Rickie Fowler, who purchased a home […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Golf Star Charley Hoffman Goes Low to Join Neighbor as 2010 Champ

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 6, 2010 UPDATE 9/7 )–Good things happen to good people is an old adage, and Las Vegas Golf Region resident Charley Hoffman winning the PGA Tour's Deutsche Bank Championship proves the point again. Hoffman is a friendly guy who has started a foundation to give back to those less fortunate, and this win […]

Karma Follows Las Vegas PGA Tour Golfer Charley Hoffman at Deutsche Bank Championship

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 5, 2010)–Las Vegas Golf Region resident and PGA Tour star Charley Hoffman and his wife, Stacy, created the Charley Hoffman Foundation in 2009 to raise awareness and financial support for a variety of children’s charities in their native San Diego as well as their adopted hometown of Las Vegas. On October […]

Defending Las Vegas PGA Tour Golf Event Champ Martin Laird Comes Up Just Short at Barclays

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 30, 2010)–As they say, any publicity is good publicity, and the 2010 Barclays, the first tournament in the four-event FedEx Cup Playoffs, was terrific publicity for Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Martin Laird, the 2009 Las Vegas champ, played in the final group, and was one seven-foot […]

PGA Tour Star and Former Las Vegas Golfer Adam Scott Has New Coach, Big Game

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 28, 2010 UPDATE AUG 30 )–While Adam Scott's time at UNLV was brief, we in the Las Vegas Golf Region still consider him a Las Vegas golfer, and most of the time when he is near the lead, a reference to UNLV Golf is often discussed. Scott played at UNLV under […]

Las Vegas Golf Pro Kim Dolan Relishes Time In U.S. Senior Open Spotlight

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 22, 2010)–It wasn’t the score Las Vegas golf teaching professional Kim Dolan wanted at all. At 81-79—160, Dolan failed to make the cut at the recent U.S. Senior Open. But, that wasn’t the point. Sure all the players dream about making the cut and hoisting the championship trophy, but for Dolan, […]

Boulder Creek PGA of America Pro Making It A Habit of Winning Tournaments On His Home Course in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 19, 2010)–Even on the golf course, there’s no place like home. Just ask Boulder Creek’s Troy Helseth. An assistant pro at the Las Vegas golf course since it opened in 2003, Helseth won the recent PGA Southwest Section’s Southern Nevada Chapter Championship by three strokes. It was the third time Helseth […]

PGA Championship Leader Nick Watney Calls Las Vegas’ Butch Harmon Best Golf Instructor In World

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 15, 2010 UPDATED 8/15 6:17 PM)–At times during this PGA Championship, it seems like Las Vegas resident Butch Harmon has been the star of the show just for having a casual conversation with fellow golf instructor Sean Foley. Foley appears to now be the heir apparent to monitoring/fixing the swing of Tiger Woods. […]

PGA Championship Includes Lucky Seven Las Vegas Golfers

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 13, 2010 UPDATE 8/14 and 8/15)–The PGA Championship at Whistling Straits is no different than any other PGA Tour event. As always, there are a handful of golfers–our count is seven–in the field with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses including young gun Rickie Fowler and recent Turning Stone Resort Championship winner […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Bill Lunde Now Has Trophy To ‘Sell’

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 9, 2010)–It's cliche to call this a "Cinderella Story" a la Carl Spackler in Caddyshack. But this story has that feel, even though over the years Las Vegas resident Bill Lunde has proven himself to be a darn good player. But now that he has earned his first official PGA Tour victory, winning […]

Las Vegas Champions PGA Tour Golfer Tommy Armour III Flashes His Go Low Mentality

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 7, 2010 UPDATE 8/8)–Golfers with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses are continually on the leaderboards of the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and LPGA Tour, and with former Las Vegas resident Tommy Armour III now playing a bunch on the Champions Tour, Las Vegas is being represented out there plenty. […]