Rickie Fowler finished his first round at the Quicken Loans National in style, making a hole-in-one on the 200-yard ninth hole.
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Former UNLV standout Adam Scott was among the first of 156 players competing this week to arrive for the U.S. Open. He’ll have 11 days of practice under his belt by Thursday’s first round and will welcome back caddie Steve Williams, who helped Scott to his only major championship, the 2013 Masters.
Phil Mickelson has six runner-up finishes in the U.S. Open, the only major he has not won. But he is playing well, and bettors are showing faith in him. More tickets are being written on Mickelson than on any other player at the Westgate Las Vegas sports book, where his odds are 15-1 after opening at 25-1. Rory McIlroy is the 7-1 favorite, with Jordan Spieth at 8-1.
Ryan Moore will play in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course — just 15 miles away from where he attended high school in Pallyup, Wash. But the links course, which opened in 2007, is more reminiscent of Scotland than the greater Tacoma area, he says.
Joe Kelly will be inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame on Friday at Orleans Arena, joining boxer Mike Tyson, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and former UNLV and NFL quarterback Glenn Carano.
Besides his stellar left-handed golf game that earned him the nickname, “Lefty,” Phil Mickelson is known for being a great guy and a big tipper.
Spanish Trail Country Club is now owned by the people who play at the golf course and live in the community.
Jerry Foltz, Doug Pool, Barbara Christensen and Voss Boreta will be enshrined into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame on Oct. 16 at TPC Summerlin.
Senior Carl Jonson rebounded from a first-round 83 with a 4-under-par 68 on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA men’s golf championship in Bradenton, Fla. Jonson, who has a bulging disk in his neck, led a comeback for the Rebels, who moved from 25th to 18th place.
UNLV shot 14-over-par 302 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA men’s golf championship at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. The Rebels are 25th in the 30-team field, 16 strokes behind leader Illinois.
The UNLV women’s golf team was up early Monday in Bradenton, Fla., not to play, but to follow the leaderboard at the NCAA women’s championship to see whether its season would continue.
UNLV men’s golf coach Dwaine Knight always has been cautiously optimistic when it comes to injuries and his players’ ability to recover in time to compete.
UNLV is 22nd out of 24 teams entering the third round of the NCAA women’s golf championship in Bradenton, Fla. The top 15 teams after Sunday’s round advance to the final round of stroke play Monday. The top eight then advance to match play starting Tuesday.
Boston College golfer turned down a $10,000 cash prize Monday for making a hole-in-one at a golf tournament in Wyoming, R.I. so he wouldn’t lose his amateur status.
Dana Finkelstein will play her final collegiate golf tournament when she and UNLV tee off Friday at the NCAA women’s golf championship in Bradenton, Fla. Finkelstein is arguably the best player in the 15-year history of the program.
Like most college sports in this era of the BCS and now playoff football, the national championship for men’s golf is more about generating fan interest than fretting over what might be the most demanding test for its participants. It’s all about the number of eyeballs watching. Just ask UNLV coach Dwaine Knight.
UNLV posted Saturday’s best round — 10-under-par 278 — to finish third in the NCAA men’s golf regional at Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind. By placing in the top five, the Rebels advanced to the NCAA championships in Bradenton, Fla.
Golf and cards make a great combination for a Las Vegas outing. But put the two together, and add LPGA star Natalie Gulbis as the “dealer” and you’ve got something on a different level.
Las Vegas’ Morgan Goldstein and Veronica Joels were eliminated in the second round of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball championship Tuesday in Bandon, Ore.
Seventy-two players teed off Monday at TPC Summerlin in the Las Vegas local qualifying for the U.S. Open. When it was over, Monte Montgomery, Drew Scott, Keith Clearwater and Curtis Deal advanced to the May 25 sectional qualifying.
Arbor View junior Sam Dickey shot 4-over 76 Monday and is second entering the final round of the Division I boys state golf tournament at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno. The Aggies are in second place, three strokes behind Bishop Manogue.
Montreux Golf and Country Club, site of this week’s Division I state boys golf tournament, is one of the longest on the PGA Tour at more than 7,400 yards.
Senior Dana Finkelstein won medalist honors Saturday at the NCAA St. George Regional in St. George, Utah, leading the UNLV women’s golf team to a fourth-place finish and a berth in the NCAA Championship. The Rebels advanced to the NCAAs for the fourth time.