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Las Vegas Golfer Inbee Park to Defend US Women’s Open Title

Former Las Vegas resident shown holding the 2008 US Open trophy

July 8, 2009 (UPDATED JULY12) –Inbee Park, a two-time Nevada State High School Champion while playing golf for Las Vegas' Bishop Gorman High School, defends her 2008 US Women's Open title this week at the par 71, 6,740-yard Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, PA. Park, who has played a lot of golf at Las Vegas' […]

What Does Las Vegas Golf’s Natalie Gulbis Have in Common with Paula Abdul?

Las Vegas' Natalie Gulbis Is a Fitness Fanatic

June 11, 2009–Natalie Gulbis lives and plays out of Lake Las Vegas Resort, and works with Las Vegas' Butch Harmon, at his school of golf located at Rio Secco Golf Club. This week, Gulbis is playing in the LPGA Championship, while off the course she is a celebrity ambassador of G2 Fitness, joining American Idol's Paula […]

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


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 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


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, […]