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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: Groups To Watch At The Open Championship

Dustin Johnson waits with his caddie Austin during a practice round at the Open Championship. (Photo: Andrew Yates, Reuters)

The 147th Open Championship is about to get under way at Carnoustie, a brute of a course that promises to punish some of the best players in the world. Unlike most other tournaments, the Open Championship tends to space out the best players in the game rather than putting them…

NEWS: USGA Revises International Team Selection Process

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Team USA poses with the Walker Cup at Los Angeles Country Club in 2017. (Photo Credit: Chris Keane/USGA)

Aiming for transparency and clarity, the USGA on Thursday announced several changes to the selection process for international team competitions. The most notable change will be the move to automatic selections for the U.S. squads in the World Amateur Team Championships, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup. The U.S. Amateur and…

NEWS: From Delivery Man To Major Champion? Petrovic Eyes U.S. Senior Open Title

Tim Petrovic eyes a putt during the second round of the U.S. Senior Open. (Photo: Chris Keane, USGA)

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO | Tim Petrovic’s story is both wild and inspiring. Upon leaving the University of Hartford where he was college teammates with Jerry Kelly, Petrovic convinced his wife to move to Florida so he could pursue his dream of being a professional golfer. He toiled on every mini…

NEWS: With Swing Coach Also In The Field, Kelly Flourishes At U.S. Senior Open

Jerry Kelly (Photo credit: Chris Keane, USGA)

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO | Jerry Kelly has a secret weapon, and it’s one of the rarest scenarios you will find in any sport. His coach and brother-in-law, Jim Schuman, is playing this week at the U.S. Senior Open. So unlike nearly every player in the field who is sans instructor…

NEWS: Smoltz Struggles In Opening 85 At U.S. Senior Open

John Smoltz
John Smoltz hits his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor (East Course) in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Thursday. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO | Nothing went right for John Smoltz on Thursday at the U.S. Senior Open. Not even his shoes. “Big rookie mistake,” Smoltz said. “I got nice-looking shoes and one day they’re going to be comfortable, but I broke them in out here. Live and learn.” Smoltz, the…

NEWS: Denied Golf Cart, Daly Withdraws From U.S. Senior Open

John Daly hits a tee shot during the 2017 Open Championship. (Photo: Hannah McKay, Reuters)

Struggling with an injured knee, John Daly withdrew from this week’s U.S. Senior Open after the USGA, which runs the championship, turned down his request to use a golf cart. PGA Tour Champions permits competitors to use carts in its tournaments, and Daly used one last week while finishing in…