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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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NEWS: A Quick Breakdown Of Saturday Morning Matchups

Captain Thomas Bjorn of Europe (right) and captain Jim Furyk of the U.S. (Photo credit: Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, FRANCE | The Ryder Cup resumes Saturday morning with another round of four-ball matches. Here’s a quick look at the matchups: Rory McIlroy-Sergio García (EUR) vs. Brooks Koepka-Tony Finau (U.S.): Thomas Bjørn puts McIlroy with another emotional leader in García, much like he did Friday afternoon when he paired…

QUICK TAKE: Sights And Sounds From Day 1 At Le Golf National

Tommy Fleetwood (Photo credit: Paul Childs, Reuters)

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QUICK TAKE: Finau’s Answered Prayer On 16 Leads To Morning Triumph

Tony Finau and Brooks Koepka (Photo credit: Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, FRANCE | Tony Finau stood on the par-3 16th tee at Le Golf National late Friday morning begging his 8-iron shot to stay in the air. The wind blowing in a cold front was bouncing off the water and coming straight at the elevated tee where Finau and partner…

QUICK TAKE: Furyk Doubles Down With Friday Four-Ball Pairings

Jon Rahm and Justin Rose will lead off for Europe in Friday morning's four-ball session. (Photo credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs)

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, FRANCE | In making his pairings for Friday morning’s opening session of the Ryder Cup, U.S. captain Jim Furyk considered the advantage of keeping the successful Jordan Spieth-Patrick Reed pairing together versus the potential payoff of putting them with different partners. Furyk opted to double down and split his…

QUICK TAKE: Golf’s Version Of Christmas Eve Is Finally Here

Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth enjoy some laughs during their Ryder Cup practice round. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau)

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, FRANCE | Let’s take a moment here, before the first official Olé, Olé, Olé is sung, before the first Ryder Cup point is won and while the croissants are still fresh to appreciate where we are. It’s Paris (which the dinner receipts in my expense account will heartily verify)….

QUICK TAKE: Course Figures To Influence This Ryder Cup More Than Most

Phil Mickelson tees off during a Ryder Cup practice round. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs)

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, FRANCE | Perhaps more than in any other major event in golf, the course itself at the Ryder Cup tends to take on a secondary role. At the Masters, it’s about Augusta National as much as it’s about the players, at least until Sunday. It’s always about the course…