Mike Purkey

Mike Purkey

Editor in Chief at Global Golf Post, has been with The Post since its inception. Has been a golf writer for more than 25 years, including 13 years at GOLF Magazine. Former president of the Golf Writers Association of America. Lives in Charlotte, N.C.

Fun Fact: Got my first part-time newspaper job when I was 15 years old and was hooked from the beginning. As a senior in high school, I won our team's baseball game with a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the last inning and then went to the newspaper office to write the story.

Golf Handicap: 1.2 -- I'm the worst 1-handicapper you've ever seen.

Favorite Courses: Pinehurst No. 2, Cypress Point, Shinnecock Hills, Royal County Down. Haven't played: Pine Valley.

Twitter: @PurkeyAtThePost

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