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Ron Green Jr.

Ron Green Jr.

When it became clear a career as an orthopedic surgeon wasn't going to happen due to academic realities, I followed my father into the newspaper business where I spent more than 30 years as a sports writer, most of them with the Charlotte Observer, before joining Global Golf Post. I've written extensively about everyone from Michael Jordan to Dale Earnhardt to Tiger Woods and golf has always been my favorite subject because of the people, the places and the passion.

Fun Fact: The first golf tournament I saw in person was the last PGA Tour event Sam Snead won -- the 1965 Greater Greensboro Open.

Handicap: 7

Favorite Courses: Favorite I've played: Augusta National. Course I most want to play: Shinnecock Hills.

Twitter: @rongreenjr

Featured Stories

QUICK TAKE: Simpson, Up By Seven, Is In Command Of Players

Webb Simpson (Photo credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA Today Sports)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – All that’s left now for Webb Simpson is to finish what he has so brilliantly started over three days at the Players Championship. Seven strokes ahead. Eighteen holes remaining. Looking for perspective? The biggest 54-hole lead ever lost on the PGA Tour is six strokes,…

QUICK TAKE: Hughes Holds His Own In Saturday Round With Woods

Mackenzie Hughes (Photo credit: Peter Casey-USA Today Sports)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – When the text came through Friday night telling Mackenzie Hughes he had a 9 a.m. tee time with Tiger Woods in the third round of the Players Championship, he was thrilled. “I was really hoping I was going to get it,” Hughes said. This from a man…

QUICK TAKE: Woods Fires 65: ‘Put All The Pieces Together’

Tiger Woods (Photo credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA Today Sports)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – Just when it began to feel as if Tiger Woods’ successful return to the PGA Tour had come slightly off the boil – his performances in the Masters and the Wells Fargo Championship were underwhelming – Saturday happened at the Players Championship. After sweating out the cutline…

QUICK TAKE: Spieth’s Sharp Putting Leads To Third-Round 65

Jordan Spieth (Photo credit: Peter Casey-USA Today Sports)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – On Jordan Spieth’s lengthy list of career achievements, making the cut at the Players Championship hardly qualifies. Then again, Spieth had missed the cut here for three consecutive years and needed a second-round 68 to slip in on the number this year. One step at a…

QUICK TAKE: Simpson Ties Course Record, Takes Five-Shot Lead

Webb Simpson tied the course record at TPC Sawgrass, firing a 63 in the second round of the Players Championship. (Photo Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – After Webb Simpson banged in a 27-foot birdie putt from behind the 15th green at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course on Friday afternoon to launch himself deeper into the ether, his playing companion Tyrrell Hatton walked over to Simpson’s caddie Paul Tesori with a simple…

QUICK TAKE: Tree Trouble Sends Fowler Packing

Rickie Fowler (Photo credit: John David Mercer-USA Today Sports)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – It looked like Rickie Fowler’s golf ball wedged among the branches of a palm tree alongside the par-4 sixth hole at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course Friday in the Players Championship. The gallery had watched Fowler’s tee shot fly into the tree and never come…