This year’s class is made up of longtime course superintendent and volunteer Bill Rohret, developer and benefactor Irwin Molasky, long drive legend Mike Dunaway (1955-2014) and former Las Vegas resident and PGA Tour player Dean Wilson.
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In the longest final day at the PGA Championship in 64 years, Jimmy Walker produced three big birdies on the back nine at Baltusrol and held his nerve against the No. 1 player in the world to close with a 3-under 67 for a one-shot victory over defending champion Jason Day.
Alex Cejka, a German who moved to Las Vegas more than a decade ago, and Inbee Park, a South Korean who spent her formative years in the valley, will represent their native countries in the Olympics.
The golf course formerly known as Desert Rose Golf Course has reopened as The Club at Sunrise, and it appears to be a hit with golfers and residents alike.
Veronica Joels, a junior at The Meadows High School, orally committed to the UNLV women’s golf team for the class of 2018. She would be one of the program’s most heralded recruits.
Connecting to Topgolf’s corporate headquarters press department to arrange a story at its new flagship location in Las Vegas, 4627 Koval Lane, was tougher than I thought it would be. So I headed down the corner of Harmon Avenue and Koval Lane to check it out under cover. Getting there was extremely easy. Topgolf is behind the MGM Grand with the entrance off Koval Lane.
The betting public still believes in Jordan Spieth, who is the fourth choice on the Westgate odds board at 12-1 in the year’s fourth major, the PGA at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey.
The golfer, who was a senior last season, is one of 212 players to earn the honor in Division I this year.
Lee Elder returns to the National this Saturday to host a free and open-to-the-public golf clinic.
Tiger Woods withdrew from next week’s PGA Championship on Tuesday, and will miss all four majors for the first time in his career.