Inbee Park left Rio de Janeiro last weekend wearing the Olympic women’s golf gold medal. That probably doesn’t come as a surprise to those in the Las Vegas golfing community who knew the 28-year-old when she was a teenager.
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The spotlight will soon shine on one of Las Vegas’ top golf course superintendents, as Bill Rohret will be inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame. Other 2016 inductees are Dean Wilson, Irwin Molasky and Mike Dunaway.
Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games.
The PGA Tour announced Saturday that the Greenbrier Classic scheduled for next month has been canceled because of the devastating flooding in West Virginia.
When the 1998 NCAA-title winning UNLV golf team is inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame on Friday at Orleans Arena, the group will become the eighth golfer or group to receive the honor.
Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is “a risk I am unwilling to take.”
The 1998 NCAA men’s golf champions held off Clemson and won by three shots to produce UNLV’s other national team championship, joining the 1990 men’s basketball team. The golf team will be honored Friday with its induction into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame.
Johnson took his first major championship in style, lacing a 6-iron to 5 feet on the 18th hole.
Long shot Shane Lowry has become the 5-2 favorite and Dustin Johnson is the 3-1 second choice going into Sunday’s play at the U.S. Open.
Only nine players completed Thursday’s rain-shortened first round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. Andrew Landry has a one-stroke lead, and the betting windows remain open.