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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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QUICK TAKE: Traffic Is One Of This U.S. Open’s Hazards

A map of Long Island, with an inset of the area surrounding Shinnecock Hills.

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | It’s rarely a good sign when the local police chief is asked to comment at the USGA’s pre-U.S. Open news conference. But the traffic issue with the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills is such that it’s as worrisome as the knee-high fescue on the golf course….

NEWS: USGA Debuts Celebration Of Champions

USGA champions from 2017 converged on Tuesday for a four-hole exhibition. (Photo: Darren Carroll, USGA)

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | It was the kind of mid-June afternoon worthy of a celebration. With a cool breeze stirring the air at Shinnecock Hills on Tuesday and with the start of the U.S. Open still two days away, the USGA held its inaugural Celebration of Champions, bringing together 12…

QUICK TAKE: Mickelson Relishes Third Crack At Shinnecock

Phil Mickelson
The U.S. Open is Phil Mickelson's missing major (Photo Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports).

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | Here we are again. Or, more correctly, here Phil Mickelson is again. Another U.S. Open. Another chance to fill the one remaining hole on his résumé. Another opportunity at Shinnecock Hills. Everyone knows the Mickelson/U.S. Open story by now. This will be his 27th start in…

NEWS: Five-Year Extension Will Keep Houston Open On PGA Tour Schedule

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane (left) poses with starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel as he receives his ring during the 2017 World Series ring ceremony. (Photo Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports)

The Houston Open, a fixture on the PGA Tour since 1946, lives on. With a substantial boost from Houston Astros owner Jim Crane, the tournament that was on the verge of ending this year, has a five-year extension beginning in the fall of 2019. The Houston Open will move to…

NEWS: At The U.S. Open, It’s About The Golf course

Jon Rahm hits out of a bunker during a practice round at Shinnecock Hills. (Photo: Brad Penner, USA Today Sports)

The U.S. Open, for better or worse, always seems to be more about the golf course than about the players. The Masters each April is about who may win, the Open Championship is built on history and linksy charm and the PGA Championship has, at least until next year, been…

QUICK TAKE: Thomas Revels In Rise To No. 1

Justin Thomas
When Justin Thomas knew he would supplant Dustin Johnson atop the world ranking, he stayed up late enough to see it for himself. (Photo Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports)

DUBLIN, OHIO – In the hours after the Players Championship ended and it became official that Justin Thomas would supplant Dustin Johnson atop the world ranking, he stayed up late enough to see it for himself. Thomas had been flying home to South Florida when he learned that Johnson’s T17…