Edward Fryatt was a golfing All-American at UNLV and had a nice little run on the PGA Tour. Then he lost his tour card and set aside his clubs for 10 years — until he started playing again recently as an amateur in Southern Nevada Golf Association tourneys.
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For the better part of two days, Russell Knox had been lurking near the top of the leaderboard at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Late Friday afternoon, the 29-year-old from Scotland made his move.
Most players on the PGA Tour have at least one corporate sponsor. But Andrew Svoboda may be the only one that has a sponsor who sells cheesecake.
Lunde said he grew complacent about playing on the PGA Tour and had to work his way back through the Web.com tour. He’s playing this week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on a sponsor’s exemption and is 6-under under two rounds.
An Irish proverb: A man who holds good cards would never say if they were dealt wrong. I have a feeling, friendly and accommodating as he is, that Padraig Harrington owns such a competitive nature.
Senior Master Sgt. Rochelle Ottman has seen plenty of things during a 22-year career in the Air Force, including many conflicts the United States has been involved in.
Many people retire from their jobs and say the same thing when asked what they’re going to do next: “I’m going to play golf every day.”
Kevin Na wasn’t feeling well when the week started. And things apparently went from bad to worse for the Las Vegas resident and 2011 Shriners Hospitals for Children champion.
Stewart Cink and Martin Laird, the 2009 champion, shot opening round 7-under-par 64s to lead Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Russell Knox is one shot back at 65, and six others are tied at 66.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal caught up with Gary Dunwoody, the Shriners golf committee chairman and trustee emeritus to ask him five questions about the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin. The Shriners are in the second year of the five-year agreement.
Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton finished tied for second in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. Fowler is the guy who plays pro golf with the sort of shaggy haircut style you may have sported in high school. Compton is the guy who plays pro golf with a transplanted heart.
Jarrod Lyle says he would be fine if he never played another competitive round of golf. But the fighter in him probably wouldn’t have accepted that idea.
Webb Simpson knows history is working against him. But he’s not going to be discouraged in attempting to successfully defend his Shriners Hospitals for Children Open title.
Katie Ladlie loves her T-shirt that reads: “This Shirt Cost Me an Arm and a Leg.”
The UNLV golf program has been known to receive national recognition annually.
Douglas Mejia’s favorite sport is soccer.
Jared Brentz said he never has “gotten the opportunity to have that many low experiences” in life.
Billy Horschel got hot at the end of last season and won the FedEx Cup championship. Horschel hopes to keep the momentum going when he plays in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open this week at TPC Summerlin.
It’s tough to win on the PGA Tour, and winning in Las Vegas has been no guarantee of continued success for past champs. Of the seven entered in this year’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, only Stuart Appleby and Martin Laird have won more than once since hoisting the trophy at TPC Summerlin.
With the PGA Tour having altered its season a year ago, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is now at the beginning of the schedule. The chance to pick up early FedEx Cup points has drawn a strong field, including Billy Horschel, Webb Simpson and Jimmy Walker.
Former American Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton thinks a study committee will not transform his country’s Ryder Cup results until the players start focusing more on their own performances and stop worrying about who the captain is and what he says or does.
Frank Acker keeps his golf trophies in the garage. Maybe that will change Friday when he’s inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame along with LPGA tour player Stephanie Louden, longtime golf professional Mike Davis and the late John Difloure.