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

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QUICK TAKE: McIlroy and Johnson Lose on Day One

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Peter Uihlein defeated Rory McIlroy in round-robin play at the WGC-Dell Match Play. (Photo Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play  is no longer a single-elimination tournament, but losing the opening round of pool play doesn’t bode well for your chances. Last year, only three players lost their first match and went on to advance to the quarterfinals. That’s bad news for Dustin Johnson and Rory…

QUICK TAKE: Best Matches of the WGC-Match Play Championship

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed will face each other Friday during the WGC-Match Play Championship.

The WGC-Match Play Championship is set to get underway tomorrow at Austin (Texas) Country Club, an exciting Pete Dye design that sets up well for match play. The event’s relatively new format puts the 64 competitors into groups of four as they play each member of their respective pod in…

NEWS: Woods’ Momentum Builds With Opening 68 At Bay Hill

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Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. (Photo Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

With oddsmakers now touting a resurgent Tiger Woods as the betting favorite to win the Masters (see odds below), Woods looked every bit the part in an opening 68 Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The round proved similar to others in Woods’ comeback effort as he struggled to drive…

PODCAST: Can Narrower Fairways Help Golf’s Distance Problem?

LochenHeath Golf Club in Traverse City, Michigan, is a Steve Smyers design.

On episode 48 of the PostCast, Sean Fairholm and Cassie Stein talk with golf course architect Steve Smyers about his design career. Smyers has been involved in design or renovation projects at Evian Resort Golf Club in France, Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Florida, LochenHeath Golf Club in Michigan,…

NEWS: Els, Furyk Receive Special Exemptions Into U.S. Open

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Jim Furyk (left) and Ernie Els have been invited to play in this year's U.S. Open. (Photo of Jim Furyk: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports; Photo of Ernie Els: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

Two past U.S. Open champions, Ernie Els and Jim Furyk, have received special exemptions into the 118th U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in June. Els, who won the 1994 and 1997 U.S. Opens, will be making his 26th consecutive start in the championship. Furyk, the 2003 winner,…