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.


  • Ian Poulter

    Ian Poulter thrust himself into the discussion of best player yet to have won a major with his victory Sunday at the WGC-HSBC Champions.

  • Adam Scott at the 2012 British Open

    Adam Scott said that a potential anchoring ban would be unfair and even challenged Tiger Woods' stance on the issue.

  • Tom Lehman

    Tom Lehman won the Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Sunday, a day before Jim Flick, his instructor of 12 years, passed away.

  • Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell

    Graeme McDowell insists Rory McIlroy's reported deal with Nike is not solely motivated by money.

  • Blayne Barber

    Six days after the event ended, Blayne Barber disqualified himself from Q-School because he thought he had signed an incorrect scorecard.

  • Rory McIlroy

    So much for late-season drama. Rory McIlroy needs only a top 10 this week in Singapore to lock up the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

  • Graeme McDowell

    After a freak injury, Graeme McDowell was able to finish the WGC-HSBC Champions and is not expected to miss any tournaments.

  • Bubba Watson

    Bubba Watson has confirmed that he will join a stellar field at next month's Thailand Golf Championship in Bangkok.

  • Ian Poulter

    After his victory Sunday at the WGC-HSBC Champions, Ian Poulter rose from 26th to 15th in the latest world ranking.

  • Guan

    Masters minded

    Tianlang Guan, 14, earned a Masters invite and adds to the many reasons 2013 is shaping up to be an epic year.