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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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With Help From Tiger, Day Learns to Play With Lead

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA | Now that Jason Day and Tiger Woods have become texting buddies, Day has asked Woods about how he was so effective at playing with the lead, something he did as a matter of routine. Patience and aggression, Day says Woods has told him. Find your comfort zone,…

Day Turns Back Clock With Blazing Start

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA | In shooting 66-65 ay Bay Hill to dominate the first two days of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Jason Day did more than answer questions about what’s been missing in his sluggish start to 2016. Day effectively turned back the clock. “It felt like it was the second…

Scott Opens With 67 at Bay Hill

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA | Adam Scott just keeps rolling along. That’s the kind of roll he’s been on the past month or so. Despite not being as sharp with his ballstriking as he’d like, Scott shot 5-under-par 67 Thursday in the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to raise the…

Five Players to Watch: Arnold Palmer Invitational

Jason Day and Rory McIlroy should both find themselves in contention at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. (Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters. Picture Supplied by Action Images.)

The PGA Tour’s Florida swing has rolled into Orlando this week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and Mr. Palmer himself already has shown up on the practice tee to take a look at the pre-tournament work being done by various players. (Read Ron Green Jr.’s touching tribute…

Palmer, 86, Resigns From Hitting Ceremonial Tee Shot

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Arnold Palmer intends to be on the first tee at Augusta National on Thursday of Masters week but without a driver in his hands. Palmer informed club chairman Billy Payne that he won’t join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player in hitting the ceremonial tee shots to begin the tournament this…

Five Players to Watch: Valspar Championship

Jason Dufner is coming off a good week at Doral. Photo Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters. Picture Supplied by Action Images.

So far on the PGA Tour’s Florida swing, players have faced the Bear Trap at PGA National and the Blue Monster at Trump National Doral. That can mean only one thing: It’s time for the Snakepit at the Copperhead course at Innisbrook, site of this week’s Valspar Championship. This is…