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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

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QUICK TAKE: Driver Test Shows R&A Continuing To Monitor Distance

Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A, discusses equipment testing during a new conference Wednesday at the Open Championship. REUTERS/Paul Childs

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND | Read into it what you will that the R&A requested 30 players bring their drivers to an on-site testing facility at the Open Championship. Is it purely a matter of curiosity? Or is the R&A looking for something specific as the distance discussion continues to percolate? Might…

QUICK TAKE: Carnoustie Offers Scattering Of Strategies For Long-Hitters

Players agree that the rough at Carnoustie is preferable to bunkers. (Photo: REUTERS/Paul Childs)

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND | The question inside the question at the Open Championship as it begins Thursday at Carnoustie is this: Are longer hitters such as Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka better off hitting drivers around the bunker-speckled layout or adopting a more conservative approach with irons off many…

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy Aims To ’Play Carefree And Just Happy’

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Rory McIlroy plays a shot during Wednesday's practice round at the Open Championship. (Photo: REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff)

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND – Rory McIlroy has seen the photos – taken 11 years ago when his round face was topped by bouncy, curly brown hair as he captured low amateur honors at Carnoustie in his first Open Championship – and laughs. “It’s good memories,” McIlroy said Wednesday. “When I looked…

QUICK TAKE: Americans’ Successful Major Run A Hot Topic

Masters winner Patrick Reed is a part of the Americans' success at recent majors. (Photo: Craig Brough, Reuters)

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND – Consider the striking contrast between the recent major championship winners in men’s tennis and men’s professional golf. Each of the last eight tennis major championships have been won by men 30 years or older, most recently Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, none of them Americans. On the golf…

QUICK TAKE: Woods Aims To Capitalize On Firm Open Championship Conditions

Tiger Woods practices Tuesday at Carnoustie in preparation for the Open Championship. (Photo: Paul Childs, Reuters)

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND – What has felt a bit like a Tiger Woods reunion tour this season has arrived at the Open Championship, the first time in three years the three-time winner will chase the Claret Jug. If you’re looking for a major championship that gives Woods the strongest chance of…

QUICK TAKE: Spieth Hopes To Once More Hoist ‘Coolest Trophy’

Jordan Spieth hands back the Claret Jug Monday at Carnoustie. (Photo: Paul Childs, Reuters)

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND | Jordan Spieth always knew he had to return the Claret Jug he won at the Open Championship a year ago at Royal Birkdale but he didn’t realize the formality of it. Despite the fact that Carnoustie felt almost empty early Monday afternoon, returning the most famous piece…