It’s that time of year: the dreaded overseeding period. Golfers hate it because many courses are closed. Operators dread it because the process is expensive and closed courses mean zero revenues for several weeks.
Golf and professional baseball enjoy a symbiotic relationship. Games on the diamond are mostly played at night, leaving the daylight for golf. That is most assuredly the case for Las Vegas 51s players, coaches and executives.
When it comes to the $9 million winner-take-all event between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson scheduled for Nov. 23 at Shadow Creek, one thing is certain: “The Match” has created a buzz and fans are vocalizing their opinions.
Troy Helseth has no mercy when it comes to his fellow PGA of America professionals on the course. Off the course, he is a nice, humble guy who helps various causes.
At the time, it seemed like the worst advice ever. But the Golf Channel’s Bailey Mosier listened to her colleagues and learned to “Just be yourself because you can’t fake TV.”
As with any PGA Tour major, several players with ties to Las Vegas are playing in the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.
Players from the nationally ranked UNLV men’s and women’s golf teams have been busy during the summer offseason playing in local, national and international tournaments.
More than 100,000 volunteers are behind the scenes, helping the PGA Tour organize more than 120 Web.com, PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions tournaments. They have helped raise more than $2.4 billion for charities over the years.
Kevin Na moved from 36th to 13th in the team USA Ryder Cup standings after his win at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on July 8. The top eight automatically qualify, then captain Davis Love III makes four captains picks.
There are about two dozen tour pros with ties to Las Vegas playing on the four major United States professional tours. Here’s a look at rankings for those players.