The Rebels are seeded fifth at Tuscaloosa, one of six regional sites across the country featuring a field of 81 teams. The top five teams from each 54-hole regional advance to the NCAA Championships.
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Pro Football Hall of Fame member Mike Ditka and several other NFL legends are scheduled to be in Las Vegas on June 3 and 4 for the annual Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame Weekend.
Las Vegas isn’t going to be mistaken for coastal California or the rolling hills of Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia, where the Masters is played. But when it comes to the high-end golf experience, Southern Nevada can hold its own.
Tiger Woods is definitely back this week, at least in Las Vegas, for the 18th annual Tiger Jam, a fundraiser for his foundation.
“I think you could make the point this was as good a week for UNLV golf as anybody can remember,” said Jack Sheehan, a longtime observer of the Las Vegas golf scene. “In ‘98 they won the (men’s) national championship, but I don’t think they even had a women’s program then. And then Hoffman shakes off the demons …”
Zane Thomas shot a 5-under-par 67 and Harry Hall a 68 on Sunday to help rally the UNLV men’s golf team to a three-stroke victory in the Mountain West Championship in Tucson, Arizona.
Charley Hoffman is known as a golfer who has all the shots, can putt with the best of his peers and knocks on the door of winning a lot but seldom makes his way through the transom.
John Oda and Shintaro Ban each shot 3-under-par 69 on Saturday to help the UNLV men’s golf team move up to second place after two rounds of the Mountain West Championship in Tucson, Arizona.
The UNLV men’s golf team is in sixth place in the 11-team Mountain West Championship after the first day of competition Friday in Tucson, Arizona.
As Tiger Woods’ career continues to sink from his one-time dominant status, a superstar on his level is convinced that Woods will never again reach stardom and probably wants to retire.
Alexandra Kaui claimed medalist honors to lead the UNLV women’s golf team to a nine-stroke victory in the Mountain West Championships on Wednesday at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.
Former UNLV golfer Adam Scott will not compete in the 2016 Olympics, according to ESPN.
Boulder Creek Golf Club officials always have embraced college golf, so it shouldn’t be surprising that the Boulder City course will host the men’s and women’s Big Sky Conference championships for the next three years.
Jack Trent, a junior at Palo Verde High School and the defending Division I state champion, has orally committed to play for UNLV.
Just when it appeared Jordan Spieth might take a comfortable lead into the final round of the Masters, he slipped on a banana peel down the stretch and allowed a pack of players back into the race.
Jordan Spieth’s only annoying quality is that he’s too good. Just when it appeared safe to bet against him, he went out Thursday and fired a 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Masters.
Scheduled to join Adam Scott in the field this week at the Masters are fellow former Rebels Charley Hoffman and Ryan Moore, and Las Vegas residents Kevin Na and Scott Piercy.
So, how odd is this? Tiger Woods is absent from this week’s Masters, but he’s not really missed because the business of golf betting is booming.
Handicapper Brian Blessing is using a mythical bankroll of $200 to bet the Masters futures board at the Westgate.
Golf’s future is in the hands of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and several other young guns, yet Augusta National might as well be Phil Mickelson’s backyard, and he still has enough going for him to make believers out of the bettors.
Odds, proposition bets and matchups for the Masters, golf’s first major of the year, which begins Thursday at Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia. Odds are courtesy of the Westgate sports book.
Lon Kruger and Dana Altman are scheduled to be in Las Vegas from May 22 to 24 for the annual Coaches vs. Cancer golf tournament. Kruger created the event while at UNLV and has returned each year.
It would be difficult to find two athletes who identify with today’s youth more than Steph Curry and Rickie Fowler. So it’s a huge positive for the future of golf that these megastars support two fast-growing nonprofit junior programs.
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