Inbee Park left Rio last weekend wearing an Olympic gold medal for women’s golf. That probably doesn’t come as a surprise to those in the Las Vegas golfing community who knew her as a teenager.
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Phil Mickelson said he was disappointed to get caught up in a federal investigation that linked him to an insider trader scheme and that he needed to be more responsible for the company he keeps off the golf course.
Most exciting for the golf industry is that the overall Topgolf concept is bringing potential new players to the game by the droves.
The event will take place from Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 at TPC Summerlin with buy-one, get-one ticket offer for two weeks.
The professional golfer Phil Mickelson has agreed to forfeit nearly $1 million that the Securities and Exchange Commission said was unfairly earned on a tip from an insider trading scheme.
The layout, part of the overall Las Vegas Wash Project, has finally reopened as the Club at Sunrise. Golfers can play it on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 10 a.m. during a soft opening.
The No. 25-ranked UNLV men’s golf team shot a final-round 6-under-par 282 on Wednesday and finished sixth at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, one spot out of advancing to the national finals.
I was very interested when I heard Golf Summerlin had hired a consultant to give the three golf courses — Palm Valley, Highland Falls and Eagle Crest — a comprehensive review of Sun City’s three golf operations.
Topgolf will open its 26th location at 8 a.m. on Thursday in Las Vegas. It will likely become the company’s flagship property, according to Johnny McMahon, director of operations.
Tiger Woods grimaced as he took three warmup swings after sitting in a chair for 30 minutes on a cool, blustery Monday morning at Congressional talking about his upcoming tournament. Hitting a ceremonial shot from a forward tee on the par-3 10th hole, he chunked his first attempt into the pond short of the green.
Nine golfers, and one hole, with ties to Las Vegas are scheduled to be on display during The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, golf’s unofficial fifth major.
Austin Graham, Scott Diel, Monte Montgomery and Mitch Carlson all performed well on the greens Monday at Las Vegas’ PGA Tour course and advanced to 36 holes of sectional play June 6.
The eight competing TPC Summerlin members will enjoy a home course advantage but everyone in the field should know the layout because they have seen it on television during the Shriners event in the fall.
The No. 17-ranked UNLV women’s golf team shot a final-round 29-over-par 313 in the NCAA Stanford Regional to finish at 56-over 908 and in 14th place in the 18-team field Saturday in Stanford, California.
The No. 17-ranked UNLV women’s golf team shot a 11-over-par 295 in the second round of the NCAA Stanford Regional on Thursday and is tied for 10th place at 27-over 595.
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.
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.