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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NEWS: Dogged By Miscues, Spieth Falls To Reed In Austin

Patrick Reed talks with The Golf Channel after his victory over Jordan Spieth.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Consider the old adage that what seems too good to be true usually is. That was the case in the much-anticipated Jordan Spieth-Patrick Reed winner-stays-up battle in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Friday at Austin Country Club. It didn’t match the hype. Reed advanced to the round…

NEWS: Reed, Spieth Duel Set For Friday At WGC-Dell Match Play

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed have been a formidable pair at the Ryder Cup. (Getty Images)

AUSTIN, TEXAS – After taking a look at the brackets for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play earlier in the week, Jordan Spieth wondered aloud how random the draw might be. Spieth had immediately noticed that he and Patrick Reed, who have worked together like red, white and blue in the…

NEWS: Tiger Grinds Out Second-Round 72 At Arnold Palmer Invitational

Tiger Woods on the ninth hole during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club &Lodge. (Photo credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

As if anyone, particularly Tiger Woods, needed a reminder that there are no guarantees in golf, Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational provided one. Woods, who arrived at Bay Hill this week on what felt like a wave of suddenly inflated outside expectations, had a relatively flat second round, shooting…

NEWS: Within Striking Distance, Mickelson Looks For First Win Since 2013

Phil Mickelson during the third round of the WGC -Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec. (Photo credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

MEXICO CITY – From Phil Mickelson’s rose-colored perspective, winning again is not a question of if. It’s a question of when. That when could come Sunday at the WGC-Mexico Championship where Mickelson will be in the last grouping, starting the final round two strokes behind unlikely leader Shubhankar Sharma. Mickelson…