Ryan Lavner

Ryan Lavner

Editorial Staff

Ryan Lavner joined Golf Channel in 2012 as a staff writer for GolfChannel.com and was promoted to senior writer in 2016. He is a regular contributor to the Golf Central blog, covers the PGA Tour and is a college golf expert. He also appears on "Morning Drive" and "Golf Central" while contributing to several digital properties on GolfChannel.com, including College Central, On the Clock, Fantasy Central and the Monday Scramble podcast.

Prior to joining the network, Lavner spent more than two years at Golfweek, covering everything from junior golf to the PGA Tour.

A native of western New York, Lavner graduated from the University of Georgia.


  • Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy says the biggest difference this year was that he was able to compete -- and win -- when he didn't have his best game.

  • Rory McIlroy

    With his fifth victory of the season Sunday, world No. 1 Rory McIlroy extended his lead in the rankings to the widest margin since February 2010.

  • Rory McIlroy

    McIlroy's 'extra' effort

    In this week's What We Learned, we discuss the show put on by Rory Mciloy and his European Tour mates.

  • Rory McIlroy

    He's So Money

    Rory McIlroy completed one of the best seasons of the past decade, but was it the most lucrative? We have the numbers.

  • Luke Donald

    Battling a sinus infection, Luke Donald finally made a bogey at the DP World Tour Championship and eventually finished T-3 Sunday in Dubai.

  • George O'Grady

    In an attempt to keep its season-ending event relevant, the European Tour announced the addition of a 'Final Series' to the 2013 schedule.

  • Rory McIlroy

    A win Sunday in Dubai pushed Rory McIlroy's combined single-season earnings over $11.9 million, breaking the record previously held by Tiger Woods.

  • Justin Rose

    Justin Rose shot a course-record, 10-under 62 on Sunday in Dubai ... and he still finished two shots shy of Rory McIlroy.

  • Rory McIlroy


    With another vintage performance, Rory McIlroy closed with five consecutive birdies Sunday to win the season-ending event in Dubai.

  • Rory McIlroy

    Playing Titleist clubs for the final time this week, Rory McIlroy says he is not concerned that new equipment will lead to diminished results next season.