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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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TRAVEL: Pebble Beach Worthy Of Its Lofty Reputation

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PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF. — Like Paris and a great ’97 California cabernet, Pebble Beach Golf Links has the unfortunate burden of trying to live up to its own reputation. And, like Paris and the cabernets, it does. It really is that spectacular. It really is that captivating. It really does…

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Open Playoff Switched From 18 Holes To Two-Hole Aggregate

Brooks Koepka looks at his putt on the 72nd hole at the 2017 U.S. Open.

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NEWS: Tiger Woods Misses Cut In Return To Riviera

Tiger Woods during the second round of the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club. (Photo credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

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QUICK TAKE: Accuracy Still An Issue As Woods Returns To Riviera

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Tiger Woods began the 2018 Genesis Open with a 1-over 72. (Photo Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

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