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Sean Fairholm


A 2014 graduate of NC State's PGA Golf Management program, I spent two and a half years as a golf writer for our school's daily paper while becoming a Best Practice writer and Social Media Developer at PGA Magazine for three years. I am now a PGA Professional and work as the Reader Engagement Coordinator for The Post. 

Fun Fact: I was convinced to start playing golf after watching Tiger battle Bob May in the 2000 PGA Championship.

Handicap: 2.6

Favorite Courses: Have played TPC Sawgrass, TPC Scottsdale, Glen Abbey, We-Ko-Pa, Blue Monster at Doral, Tobacco Road, Raleigh Country Club, Mid Pines, and others... Dream to play Augusta National, the Old Course, Pine Valley, and Riviera.

Twitter: @FairwayFairholm

Featured Stories

QUICK TAKE: After Ryder Cup Captaincy, Furyk Enjoys Return To Competition

Jim Furyk (Photo credit: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO | After spending the last year and a half thinking about managing the game of others, Jim Furyk is back to thinking about his own. The U.S. Ryder Cup captain didn’t guide his team to a victory in Paris for the Ryder Cup, but he’s found…

QUICK TAKE: Ten Years After Mexico Triumph, Gay Back In Contention

Brian Gay (Photo credit: Cliff Hawkins, Getty Images)

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO | For Brian Gay, it doesn’t seem like his 2008 victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic happened 10 years ago. “Yeah, it feels like 20,” he deadpanned. Life has certainly changed since his first PGA Tour victory, one that came in the 293rd start of his…

QUICK TAKE: With Wife On Playing Partner’s Bag, Kuchar Goes Low At Mayakoba

Matt Kuchar's wife Sybi caddied Thursday at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, but it wasn't for her husband. (Photo: Getty Images)

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO | It’s rare but not terribly uncommon for a wife of a professional golfer to caddie for her husband, as evidenced by past partnerships like Nicki Stricker looping for her husband, Steve, or Justine Reed taking the bag for her husband, Patrick. What you won’t almost…

QUICK TAKE: As Mayakoba Tournament Grows, So Does Mexican Golf

Abraham Ancer is the first player from Mexico to be ranked in the top 100 (Photo credit: REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff)

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO | A lot has changed since February 2007 when the PGA Tour came to Mexico to stage an opposite-field event. Some changes can be measured in numbers, like how the purse of the Mayakoba Golf Classic has gone from $3.5 million to $7.2 million for this…

QUICK TAKE: Spieth Searching For Form As 2019 Approaches

Jordan Spieth is playing his last tournament as a single man at the Mayakoba Golf Classic (Photo Credit: Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports)

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO | There are many colors of emotions mixing through Jordan Spieth at the moment. There’s a tinge of red — the frustration of having to answer the recurring questions of why he hasn’t won since July 2017 and why his normally brilliant putting sank to 136th…

QUICK TAKE: Adventuring To Mexico For The Mayakoba Golf Classic

Fun times are in store when you see a golf ball mascot wearing a sombrero at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. (Photo: Sean Fairholm)

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO | Before I took off for my trip to the Mayakoba Golf Classic — my first ever excursion south of the American border — I received a reminder of why the fall season on the PGA Tour is so important to those who play it.  …