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

    Gobbled Up

    Rory McIlroy made a triple and two doubles. Tiger Woods made a triple and bogeyed his last. Both men lost on Day 1 in Turkey.

  • Tiger Woods at the 2012 Honda Classic

    His record may be poor, but Tiger Woods nonetheless wants to be a U.S. Ryder Cup captain someday.

  • Rory McIlroy

    It's not Sunday at the Ryder Cup, but Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will face off at least once this week in Turkey.

  • Branden Grace, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose

    Gimme Eur Best

    Rory McIlroy is the best player in the world, but he's facing some stiff - and surprising - competition for the top European Tour honors.

  • Paul McGinley

    Paul McGinley may be the favorite to become the next European Ryder Cup captain, but he won't actively lobby for the gig.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods reportedly apologized to the Ryder Cup rookies following the team's stunning loss at Medinah.

  • Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy

    Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are set to square off at least one in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final this week.

  • Ryan Moore

    Ryan Moore and Branden Grace each moved into the top 40 in the world ranking after their respective victories on Sunday.

  • Rory McIlroy

    State Your Case

    Branden Grace's fourth European Tour win of the season at the Dunhill puts him in the player of the year conversation, along with the favorite, Rory McIlroy.

  • Ryan Moore in the 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open third round

    Moore edges de Jonge at hometown Vegas event

    The beneficiary of a home-course advantage, Ryan Moore topped Brendon de Jonge Sunday to win the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.