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Ron Green Jr.
Bio:

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

Posts:
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Featured Stories

Finchem To Step Aside By End of 2016

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AUSTIN, Texas | PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem recently received a one-year contract extension but it’s his intention to step aside by the end of 2016, turning the leadership job over to Jay Monahan, the Tour’s chief operating officer. Finchem’s contract was to expire June 1 but the extension will…

Spieth Struggles In Loss, Relinquishes No. 1 Ranking

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AUSTIN, TEXAS | Jordan Spieth was gone from Austin Country Club and the WGC-Dell Match Play by lunchtime Saturday, perhaps as big a disappointment to the 10,000 largely Longhorn fans who had come to watch him as it was to Spieth himself. Match play, by nature, is a different animal…

Breaking Down The Round Of 16 Matches

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AUSTIN, TEXAS | After the beatdown Patrick Reed put on Phil Mickelson on Friday afternoon and the way Zach Johnson has needed only 42 holes to win three matches, it’s tough to say the WGC-Dell Match Play is just now getting to the good stuff. But here comes the good…

Top Four Seeds Control Their Own Fate

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AUSTIN, TEXAS | Here is what we learned from Thursday’s sun-splashed golf at the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club: * The top four seeds – Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson – control their own fate entering the Friday matches. Each will advance to the…

Although Changed, Match Play Championship Has Its Moments

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AUSTIN, Tex. – It was a pretty Wednesday at Austin Country Club, though a little breezy even by Texas standards. Otherwise, the sun was out, the grass was green and Jordan Spieth was in town. All in all, very nice. But it could have been better. The first day of…

Five Matches to Watch: WGC-Dell Match Play

The WGC-Dell Match Play is golf’s version of March Madness, minus the one-and-done aspect of the NCAA Tournament, at least for the first three days. The round-robin format instituted last year will keep everyone around Austin Country Club for at least three matches while determining which 16 players advance to…