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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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Tiger Woods (Photo credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tiger Woods was unable to avoid the "others" in his first round at the U.S. Open (Photo Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

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Phil Mickelson plays a shot from the fesuce on the 12th hole during the first round of the US. Open at Shinnecock Hills. (Photo Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

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Scott Gregory at the 2017 Masters. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

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Wind will be a factor at Shinnecock Hills, which will affect the way the USGA sets up the course at the U.S. Open. (Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

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