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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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After playing a practice round together, Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods are viewed as potential partners at the Ryder Cup. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

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The massive grandstands at Le Golf National will add even more pressure on the first tee, (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

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QUICK TAKE: Reed Prepared For Ryder Cup Villain Role

Patrick Reed hits a practice shot on Tuesday at Le Golf National. (Photo: Paul Childs, Reuters)

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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)

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

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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…