Tiger Woods and former UNLV basketball manager Lon Kruger will horde gift golf events in Las Vegas within a subsequent week.
Woods will horde his 19th annual Tiger Jam on Friday and Saturday during Shadow Creek and a MGM Grand. Kruger will be a categorical horde of a 10th annual Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Classic from Sunday by Tuesday, also during a MGM and Shadow Creek though with events during Southern Highlands and Topgolf Las Vegas, too.
There are millions of reasons in a form of dollar signs given Woods and Kruger, now a manager during Oklahoma, continue to horde a events in Las Vegas. There competence be no improved city in a universe to reason a gift and luminary eventuality given sponsors and players adore it here. Woods has lifted $19 million during Tiger Jam, and Coaches vs. Cancer has lifted some-more than $3.6 million.
“It means a lot to see so many people concerned in fighting cancer,” Kruger said. “The eventuality unequivocally took off when Scott Sibella and Jim Murren from MGM jumped on house and supposing good assistance. Netting a million dollars is huge. Coaches transport from all over a nation to assistance and present their time. Having it here during MGM and in Las Vegas is a large reason given we are so successful.”
Kruger assisting hand, Part 2
When former UNLV women’s golfer Therese O’Hara graduated from UNLV in 2011, Kruger was among several people who sponsored her when she incited professional.
“While we were coaching here, she was a superb actor for a Rebels, and when she started personification professionally, we wanted to assistance her in any we could,” Kruger said. “Now she is on a LPGA Tour, that is great. You unequivocally have to honour her determination, competitiveness and perseverance.”
O’Hara has played in 6 LPGA Tour events this season, creation dual cuts and $14,867.
Now on a tee, Miss America
Golf isn’t only a hobby for 2015 Miss America Kira Kazantsev, who will offer as a horde and amicable media match during Tiger Jam. She has played a diversion given she was 3.
“I adore a diversion given it’s something we grew adult doing with my father as a approach to bond,” pronounced Kazantsev, 25. “As Miss America, it became an implausible business and networking tool. we consider women who golf are some gutsy women who reason their possess on a golf march and can hang with a boys. Every immature lady should learn about golf and taught to play.”
Kazantsev, an 18 handicap, also was partial of Tiger Jam final year.
“The thing that impacted me many was conference a success stories of how life changing a Tiger Woods substructure has been for kids seeking their educations,” Kazantsev said. “Providing support, mentorship and grant to assistance teach a girl is one of a many absolute things one can do to support a subsequent generation. Getting some chipping in with Tiger was flattering memorable, too.”
Golf.com named Kazantsev one of a many pleasing women in golf this year.
Deal of a week
A $40, 90-minute all-ages hospital to advantage youth golf will take place May 21 during Las Vegas National.
Stars on, off course
North Carolina basketball manager Roy Williams, Oregon manager Dana Altman and Nebraska manager Tim Miles were among those named to a Coaches vs. Cancer all-decade group for their contributions.
The golf cover appears any Thursday. Freelance author Brian Hurlburt is a two-time author who has lonesome golf in Las Vegas for some-more than dual decades. He can be reached during email@example.com or @LVGolfInsider on Twitter.
Thursday: SNGA Tacos and Tees Social, Los Prados
Friday: U.S. Golf Classic qualifier, Royal Links
Friday, Saturday: Tiger Jam, Shadow Creek
Friday-Sunday: Golden Tee World Championship, Hi Scores
Saturday: A Level Playing Field gift tournament, Bear’s Best
Saturday, Sunday: IMG Junior World qualifier, Wildhorse
Sunday-Tuesday: Coaches vs. Cancer, Southern Highlands, Shadow Creek
May 25: SNGA Tour, state qualifier, Chimera
June 1: Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame tournament, Las Vegas National
June 4-6: NSGA Oliver Cup matches, Las Vegas National
June 5: Drive for Charity Speedway Charities event, Bear’s Best
June 5, 6: Women’s SNGA Senior Amateur, DragonRidge
June 9: Alicia Renee Foundation Golf Classic, Siena
June 11: SNGA Father/Son Invitational, Las Vegas National
June 13: HELP of Southern Nevada Golfer’s Roundup, Cascata
June 19: Lied Children’s Discovery Museum Classic, Arroyo during Red Rock
June 24, 25: SNGA Southern Nevada Amateur, Las Vegas Paiute
June 26, 27: Women’s SNGA Southern Nevada Amateur/Silver Cup qualifier, Bear’s Best
What: ATT Byron Nelson.
When: Thursday, Friday, 1-4 p.m. (Golf Channel). Saturday, Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); noon-3 p.m. (CBS Sports).
Where: TPC Four Seasons Resort during Las Colinas (7,166 yards, standard 70), Irving, Texas.
Purse: $7.5 million (First prize: $1,350,000).
Defending champion: Sergio Garcia.
Last week: Si Woo Kim won The Players Championship.
Next week: Dean DeLuca Invitational during Colonial.
What: Kingsmill Championship.
When: Thursday, Friday, 6-8 p.m. (Golf Channel). Saturday, Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Where: River Course during Kingsmill Resort (6,430 yards, standard 71), Williamsburg, Virginia.
Purse: $1.3 million (First prize: $195,000).
Defending champion: Ariya Jutanugarn.
Last tournament: Sei Young Kim won a Lorena Ochoa Match Play.
Next week: LPGA Volvik Championship.
PGA Tour Champions
What: Regions Tradition.
When: Thursday, Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Saturday, Sunday, noon-2 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Where: Greystone Golf Country Club, Founders Course (7,299 yards, standard 72), Birmingham, Alabama.
Purse: $2.3 million (First prize: $345,000).
Defending champion: Bernhard Langer.
Last tournament: John Daly won a Insperity Invitational.
Next week: Senior PGA Championship.
— The Associated Press