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.


  • Arnold Palmer

    Arnold Palmer has been selected to appear alongside Tiger Woods in the latest version of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 video game.

  • PGA Tour

    With the 2012 PGA Tour season in the books, we take a by-the-numbers look at the year.

  • Charlie Beljan

    #AskLav: Anything is possible

    Charlie Beljan's miraculous performance at Disney was the latest twist in a season full of improbabilities.

  • Brandt Snedeker

    Brandt Snedeker called the PGA Tour's pace-of-play policy 'inept' and offered a solution to the issue: penalty strokes.

  • Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy struggled during an opening 73 at the Hong Kong Open, and he is nine shots behind the leader after Round 1.

  • Sandy Lyle

    Much like Larry Nelson, Sandy Lyle has been passed over for a Ryder Cup captaincy. Is it too late now?

  • Justin Thomas

    College application

    There was supposed to be a collegiate mass exodus this year. But kids stayed in school instead of going to Q-School.

  • Graeme McDowell

    USGA chief executive Mike Davis reportedly told Graeme McDowell that he has research showing the long putter helps in pressure situations.

  • Charlie Beljan at the 2012 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic

    Charlie Beljan discusses his Disney victory, his hospital stay and what he's most looking forward to in 2013.

  • Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy was named the PGA Player of the Year award and Vardon Trophy winner on Monday.