This past September, Jake Olson, a 16 handicap, won the United States Blind Golf Association national championship, which was held at Las Vegas Golf Club.
Freelance writer Brian Hurlburt is a two-time author who has covered golf in Las Vegas for more than two decades.
As in year’s past, the Las Vegas golf landscape evolved in different and unique ways over the last 12 months.
Sorenstam, 49, is scheduled to become the first female professional to compete in the PNC Father/Son Challenge at the Ritz/Carlton Golf Club Dec. 8-9 in Orlando.
UNLV finished at 15-over 879 and beat the University of San Francisco by eight shots. Saksa finished 4-under 212 and tied East Tennessee State’s Tereza Melecka.
Billy Fryar and runnerup Larry Celano shared a meaningful hug from their wheelchairs following the final round of the Adaptive Golf Alliance International Championship.
Las Vegas resident and Shriners Hospitals for Children Open champion Kevin Na put on a scoring show in an event that has a reputation as a birdie fest.
Phil Mickelson made his first appearance in Las Vegas’ PGA Tour event since 2005 and was somewhat satisfied with his performance despite never challenging for the title.
Phil Mickelson didn’t disappoint his fans Saturday, spending about 20 minutes signing autographs after shooting a 3-over 74 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Jack Trent shot 5-under 66 Saturday, was tied for sixth at one point and is tied for 28th at 11-under 202 after three rounds of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Brooks Koepka, the world’s top-ranked golfer, finished at 1-under 141 and missed the cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, while his younger brother Chase advanced.
No fewer than 13 golfers with strong Las Vegas ties are playing in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and 10 of them played in the morning wave on Friday.