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

    Extending the race

    As the Euro Tour preps for its finale, Rory McIlroy has already captured the Race to Dubai title. Is a fix needed?

  • John Daly

    John Daly is back in the news, for all the wrong reasons. He was fined by the European Tour for flinging his putter in Hong Kong.

  • Nicolas Colsaerts at the 2012 Frys.com Open

    Nicolas Colsaerts, one of the revelations of this year's Ryder Cup, says he is playing the 2013 PGA Tour because of the courses here.

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez

    Des Smyth, whose European Tour record was eclipsed by Miguel Angel Jimenez on Sunday, says the Spaniard can still win a major at age 48.

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez

    Jimenez, Stenson make big moves in OWGR

    All of Sunday's winners made a significant move in the world ranking, except world No. 5 Adam Scott. See why here.

  • Na Yeon Choi

    The Titleholder

    Na Yeon Choi posted a 2-under 70 Sunday and held off the LPGAs finest at the season-ending Titleholders for her second win this year.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods attracted big crowds when he played in Australia in 2009-2011, but his appearances reportedly didn't help the ailing golf tour there.

  • Luke Donald at the 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    With his five-shot victory Sunday at the Dunlop Phoenix, Luke Donald is expected to return to world No. 2 when the rankings are released Monday.

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez

    Miguel Angel Jimenez, 48, became the oldest winner in European Tour history with his victory Sunday at the UBS Hong Kong Open.

  • Lee Westwood

    Lee Westwood has reportedly parted ways with injured caddie Billy Foster and recently hired short-game coach Tony Johnstone.