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.


  • Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy

    Two is Greater Than One

    No. 1 vs. No. 2 was a one-sided affair. Tiger Woods routed Rory McIlroy, 64-70, to advance to the semifinals against Justin Rose in Turkey.

  • Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods

    #AskLav: Gettin' silly

    Serious golf still remains, but the silly season is upon us. Are events like the one in Turkey bad for golf? #AskLav answers.

  • Darren Clarke

    With rumors swirling, Darren Clarke denied a report Wednesday that said he would lead the European Ryder Cup team in 2014.

  • Spencer Levin

    Be careful handling those belly putters: Spencer Levin's 2012 season ended Tuesday after he underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb.

  • European Tour

    Turkey will host its first-ever European Tour event in 2013 with the $7 million Turkish Open.

  • Golf Talk Central

    A videographer following Tiger Woods at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Finals was allegedly assaulted by a Turkish official Tuesday.

  • Ariya Juntanugarn

    Spurned by the LPGA, Ariya Jutanugarn will turn pro later this year and attempt to qualify for the Ladies European Tour.

  • Lee Westwood at the 2012 U.S. Open

    Lee Westwood has thrown his support behind Darren Clarke for the 2014 European Ryder Cup captaincy.

  • Bubba Watson

    What will Bubba do next? Apparently, go on a late-night talk show to destroy various produce with his pink driver.

  • 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.