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: Johnson Could Reach No. 1 With Riviera Win

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PACIFIC PALISADES, CA. – Dustin Johnson and his fiancĂ©e, Paulina Gretzky, announced Saturday they are expecting their second child, they have a new puppy and by Sunday evening, Johnson may have a new world ranking. If Johnson wins the rain-soaked Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club – he starts a…

QUICK TAKE: With Palmer On His Mind, Saunders Leads Genesis Open

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Sam Saunders doesn’t need reminding that his grandfather, Arnold Palmer, won what is now called the Genesis Open three times. The tournament wasn’t played at Riviera Country Club in the 1960s – Rancho Park Golf Course is where Palmer won in 1963, 1966 and 1967 –…

NEWS: Tiger Cancels Press Conference Due to Back Spasms

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The Tiger Woods withdrawals continued this week when it was first announced that Woods’ scheduled Tuesday press conference at the Genesis Open had been moved to Wednesday, only to have that press conference cancelled altogether due to Woods’ continuing problems with back spasms. The reason given was that Woods has…

NEWS: Woods Withdraws From Next Two Tour Events

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Tiger Woods’ comeback has stalled again. Woods announced Friday morning on his website that upon the advice of doctors he will not play in the Genesis Open or the Honda Classic over the next two weeks due to ongoing back spasms similar to those that prompted him to withdraw from…

QUICK TAKE: Spieth Chides ‘Scums’ Wanting to Sell His Autograph

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Jordan Spieth signs autographs on the 18th hole during the practice rounds at the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont CC. Photo Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture Supplied by Action Images

If you’ve attended a PGA Tour event or another big-time sports event, you’ve probably seen them. The people, mostly middle-aged men, desperately chasing autographs from the star players. It’s not just a cap or a pairing sheet they want signed. They bring bags stuffed with items to be signed and…

QUICK TAKE: Snedeker In Position For Another Torrey Triumph

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LA JOLLA, CA. – Maybe it’s not quite what Tiger Woods has done at Torrey Pines with eight professional wins here but Brandt Snedeker loves the place, too, and not just for the soul-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean. Here’s why Snedeker lights up when he arrives at Torrey Pines:…