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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: With Paris On His Mind, Rory Opens Strongly At East Lake

Rory McIlroy opened with a 3-under 67 in the first round at the Tour Championship. (Photo Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)

ATLANTA | Having just finished off a sweaty 3-under-par 67 Thursday in the opening round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, Rory McIlroy said he hadn’t given much thought to what winning the PGA Tour’s grand finale would mean to his season. But there is no doubt…

QUICK TAKE: Woods Achieves Another Goal With East Lake Return

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Tiger Woods leads the PGA Tour in strokes gained approaching the green. (Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA | For all the understandable talk about Tiger Woods playing his way into the 30-man field at the Tour Championship this week at East Lake Golf Club, it almost overshadows the fact it’s only the third time since 2009 that Woods has teed it up in the season-ending…

NEWS: PGA Taps Congressional For ’36 Ryder Cup

Congressional now has a PGA Championship and Ryder Cup on the schedule. (Photo: Geoff Burke, Reuters)

Imagine the Ryder Cup matches being played in Washington, D.C.  You’ll have to wait nearly two decades but it will happen in 2036 when Congressional Country Club will host the matches, the PGA of America announced Tuesday. Congressional, a longtime host of USGA events, will also host the 2031 PGA…

NEWS: PGA Tour Seeks Simplicity With FedEx Cup Revamp

This will be the final year where different players can win the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup. (Photo: Butch Dill, USA Today Sports)

The FedEx Cup playoffs will be both richer and easier to follow beginning next season thanks to changes announced Tuesday by PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan. Having previously announced the playoff series will go from four events to three in the 2018-19 season, Monahan announced the finale at East Lake…

NEWS: Augusta National Women’s Amateur To Air On NBC

Augusta National will serve as host of a women's amateur event the weekend before the Masters. (Photo: Mike Segar, Reuters)

The Augusta National Women’s Amateur championship, which will debut next spring, will be televised by NBC Sports and applications for a limited number of tickets are now being accepted, the club announced Wednesday. The final round of the ANWA will be shown in a three-hour telecast on NBC on Saturday,…

QUICK TAKE: Furyk Sizes Up Better Of Two Good Choices

Xander Schauffele (Photo credit: Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports)

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA | It’s a simple question: Would Xander Schauffele winning the BMW Championship this weekend at Aronimink Golf Club be enough to earn him the final spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team? Or has Tony Finau already done enough to feel comfortable captain Jim Furyk will call…