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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: Woods Has His Work Cut Out On Quail Hollow’s Greens

Tiger Woods (Photo credit: Jim Dedmon-USA Today Sports)

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – At least Tiger Woods found the humor in his putting struggles at the Wells Fargo Championship. “I’m on a hot streak, I made the last putt,” Woods said after making a 13-foot birdie putt on his last hole at Quail Hollow Club Friday to likely make…

QUICK TAKE: Rory Clarifies Comments On Majors’ Relative Importance

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Rory McIlroy clarified his comments about the Masters being the biggest golf tournament in the world. (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar)

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA | Just to clarify, when Rory McIlroy said Wednesday that the Masters is now the biggest golf tournament in the world and he “doesn’t care” about the U.S. Open or the Open Championship, he didn’t mean it the way it sounded. “I didn’t mean it like that…

QUICK TAKE: Armed With New Irons, Woods Seeks Next Peak

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Tiger Woods has some new golf clubs in his bag. (Photo: REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo)

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA | When Tiger Woods finished the Masters nearly one month ago, tying for 32nd in his first major championship since 2015, he put the game away again. For 10 days. “Didn’t touch a club, didn’t make a swing,” Woods said Wednesday on the eve of the Wells…

QUICK TAKE: Rory Making His Peace With The Masters

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Rory McIlroy says he needed some time to decompress after his Masters loss. (Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA | When the Masters was over and Rory McIlroy was left to cope with the disappointment of shooting 74 on Sunday when he had a chance to complete the career Grand Slam, it took a few days. “I went back home and sort of decompressed, binge-watched a…

NEWS: Woods To Play Wells Fargo And Players Championship

After making five of six cuts to start the year, Tiger Woods will continue his season in Charlotte and Ponte Vedra. (Photo: Brian Snyder, Reuters)

After a three-week break following the Masters, Tiger Woods will return to the PGA Tour with starts at the Wells Fargo Championship next week and the Players Championship the following week. Woods made the announcement Thursday, another confirmation of his good health and his intention of playing a full competitive…

TRAVEL: Sea Pines Retains Magnetic Appeal

The 18th hole at Harbour Town Golf Links is selfie-worthy, writes Ron Green Jr. (Photo: Sea Pines Resort)

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA – Half a century ago, Sports Illustrated magazine sent Dan Jenkins to tell the story of a new, provocative golf course in the South Carolina lowcountry, a place intended to be the centerpiece of a new development that would transform an overgrown barrier island into…