Phil Mickelson Makes Debut, Three Las Vegas PGA Tour Golfers Hit Jackpot

February 1, 2010–The contingent of Las Vegas PGA Tour pros made another huge impact on the golf scene this week at the Farmers Insurance Open played at famed Torrey Pines. Three players with ties to Las Vegas golf courses finished in the top 10 behind champ Ben Crane—Alex Prugh (T5) and Rickie Fowler (T5), and […]

Tiger Woods On-the-Course Advice Fuels Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Nick Watney

January 28, 2010 (UPDATED Jan 29) –One of the reasons Nick Watney moved to the Las Vegas Golf Region a few years ago was to be closer to his coach, Las Vegas resident Butch Harmon, who operates the Butch Harmon School of Golf at Las Vegas golf course Rio Secco Golf Club. The closeness to Harmon […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Golfers Go Back Home for Farmers Insurance Open

January 27, 2010–There’s an old saying that rings especially true this week: there’s no place like home. Three players with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses, UNLV and San Diego—Bill Lunde, Charley Hoffman and Chris Riley—will tee it up in the PGA Tour's Farmer’s Insurance Open. “I really enjoy this one,” Riley said en […]

PGA Tour’s Bob Hope Classic is Prugh-ving Grounds for Las Vegas Golfer

Las Vegas' Alex Prugh is one of many on the PGA Tour sporting custom '59' belt buckles

January 25, 2010 (La Quinta, Calif.)–All this week at the Bob Hope Classic, PGA Tour rookie Alex Prugh (rhymes with new) gave tour veterans a run for their money. The 25-year-old resident of Las Vegas joins an elite list of tour newcomers like Rickie Fowler (another Las Vegas golfer), and Jamie Lovemark, who just aren’t behaving like […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Golfer Alex Prugh Keeps Hope Alive

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

January 24, 2010 (UPDATED JAN 25) –Alex Prugh moved to the Las Vegas golf region about two years ago, and was spotted recently by golf shop staff playing and practicing at Las Vegas resort golf course TPC Las Vegas during this off season in preparation for his rookie season on the PGA Tour. Prugh's practice is paying […]

Las Vegas PGA of America Pros Honored For 2009 Excellence

Joe Kelly, Professional of the Year--2010

January 19, 2010–Annually, the pros who comprise the Southern Nevada Chapter, Southwest Section, PGA of America, gather to honor their own for excellence in several categories. This Las Vegas golf awards event was held in the TPC Summerlin clubhouse this week. The TPC Summerlin is a private Las Vegas golf course which is the home […]

Las Vegas Golfer Chad Campbell Remembers To Play In PGA Tour’s Sony Open This Year

Chad Campbell Las Vegas PGA Tour

January 16, 2010 (Updated 1/16) –Winning a PGA Tour golf tournament is arguably one of the toughest things to do in sports. What makes this feat impossible is to forget to register for an event. Such was the case in 2009 for Las Vegas golfer Chad Campbell, who didn't realize he forgot to commit for the […]

President Barack Obama Hosts Las Vegas Golfer Natalie Gulbis, U.S. Solheim Cup Team

Michelle Wie and Natalie Gulbis in Washington D.C.

January 14, 2010–Natalie Gulbis has lived in the Las Vegas golf region for many years, and loves her Lake Las Vegas Resort golf community. And this week, Gulbis, and her fellow LPGA Tour and Unites States Solheim Cup teammates, visited the White House and were entertained by the First Golfer, President Barack Obama. The ladies […]

Las Vegas Golfer Ryan Moore’s Solid Play at PGA Tour’s SBS Championship Has a Rebel Feel To It

January 10, 2010 (UPDATED JAN 11) –Las Vegas golfer Ryan Moore, who was a 4-time All-American at UNLV and who, for a time, lived in the private Las Vegas golf community of Southern Highlands, won the Wyndham Championship in 2009, and that victory qualified him for the first event of the 2010 PGA Tour season, the […]

Former Las Vegas Golfer Adam Scott Announces 2010 PGA Tour Debut Via Blog

January 9, 2010–Adam Scott played college golf at UNLV, and worked for many years with Las Vegas resident Butch Harmon, who operates the Butch Harmon School of Golf at Las Vegas golf course Rio Secco. Because he played at UNLV, he is considered a Las Vegas golfer for all time, and for a spell, was the […]

Inaugural PGA Tour Shot, Whales Highlight SBS Championship Rounds for Las Vegas Pros

January 8, 2010–Nick Watney is officially considered a Las Vegas golfer because he has lived in the Las Vegas area for a few years plus he works with Las Vegas resident Butch Harmon, who operates the Butch Harmon School of Golf at Las Vegas resort golf course Rio Secco Golf Club. Martin Laird, however, has […]

Your Guide to Las Vegas PGA Tour, LPGA Tour Golfer Official Websites

December 30, 2009–The 2010 season on the LPGA Tour, PGA Tour, Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour and other pro tours, will once again be dotted with more than 30 golfers who have deep ties to Las Vegas golf courses. It's tough to pin the exact number these days because more golfers move to the area seemingly everyday, but the following is a […]

San Diego Tribune Pays Tribute to PGA Tour and Las Vegas Golfer Charley Hoffman

December 22, 2009–For those who don't know, some of us refer to San Diego as Las Vegas West because it's an annual tradition for many Las Vegas residents to spend part of the summer in the San Diego area beating the heat. Some folks have second homes in the area and frequent the beaches, golf courses, and other activities in the […]

Natalie Gulbis Highlights Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge From Las Vegas on ABC

December 17, 2009–Las Vegas golfer Natalie Gulbis was once again a member of the LPGA Tour team this year at the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge that was played at Las Vegas golf course Rio Secco Golf Club. Gulbis was joined by Suzann Petterson and Christie Kerr, and the event is televised this weekend on ABC, highlighting […]

2010 PGA Tour Playing Status Secure For Las Vegas Golfers Riley, Fowler Despite Oil Leak

December 8, 2009–The competition is tough at PGA Tour Q-School, but two Las Vegas golfers with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses and pretty good resumes finished within the top 25, thus earning their official PGA Tour playing status for 2010. Rickie Fowler, a new Las Vegas resident, finished in a tie for 15th while Chris […]

Las Vegas Golfer Adam Scott Wins In Australia, Gets Trophy From Greg Norman

December 6, 2009–Las Vegas golfer Adam Scott played college golf at powerhouse UNLV, and then worked with Las Vegas resident Butch Harmon for many years. And over this weekend, Scott won his first pro event in his native Australia, and then collected the trophy from his idol Greg Norman. Click to see the photo.

PGA Tour Playing Privileges In Play at Q School for Las Vegas Golfers

December 3, 2009 (UPDATED DEC 8) –Several golfers with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses are currently competing in the PGA Tour Qualifying School in an attempt to secure full playing privileges for the 2010 PGA Tour season. In all, there are more than 30 golfers who play the major tours who have strong […]

‘No Silver Spoon’ Las Vegas Golfer Ricky Fowler Continues Great PGA Tour Streak

November 13, 2009 (updated Nov 17) –It's tough to keep official stats on this number, but when current PGA Tour player Ricky Fowler let it be known to Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open tournament director Adam Sperling that he was moving to Las Vegas, he brought the unofficial total number of pros with […]

Phil Mickelson Credits Las Vegas Golfer Butch Harmon for Long Game Success and HSBC Win

November 8, 2009–It is starting to look like 2010 could be the PGA Tour season for the ages. Phil Mickelson, who works extensively with Las Vegas resident Butch Harmon, has won the last two big golf tournaments (beating Tiger Woods in the process, most recently today at the HSBC Champions in China), and appears ready […]