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.


  • PGA Tour

    So long, friend ... and enemy

    This year's Q-School marks the end of an era, one that was met with joy, yet for others, fear and frustration.

  • Golf Talk Central

    Former football coach Willingham helping Stanford's women's golf team

    Former Stanford and Notre Dame football coach Tyrone Willingham has traded in his clipboard for a golf cart.

  • Phil Mickelson

    During halftime of Monday's Chargers-Broncos game, Phil Mickelson took aim at a $1 million target for charity. See how he did.

  • Web.com Tour

    Just $620 separates No. 25 Doug LaBelle and No. 26 Paul Claxton heading into the final two events of the Web.com Tour season.

  • Shane Lowry in the 2012 Portugal Masters

    Newly minted European Tour champion Shane Lowry won't attempt Q-School, after all, opting instead to try and crack the top 50 in the world.

  • Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy is 'ready to be done' after a long season, and he said Monday that he plans to trim his tournament schedule next season.

  • John Mallinger

    John Mallinger became just the latest 54-hole leader to fall short in the final round, continuing a yearlong trend on Tour.

  • Golf Talk Central

    Jonas Blixt and Shane Lowry notched their first victories on their respective tours on Sunday, and they made big jumps in the OWGR.

  • Jonas Blixt

    Fall Serious

    After finishing T-3 last week, rookie Jonas Blixt went a step further and captured his first career PGA Tour victory at the Frys.com Open.

  • European Tour

    Michael Campbell, mired in an incredible slump, finished solo third in Portugal to record his first top-10 finish since 2008.