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Jeff Rude
Senior Writer

Jeff Rude has been a senior writer at Golfweek since 1995 covering the PGA Tour. He has won numerous national writing awards, including several firsts in the Golf Writers Association of America contest. His “Hate to Be Rude” weekly video on is among the site’s most popular and he is a regular on the Golf Channel’s “Grey Goose 19th Hole.” Rude is an Evans Scholar from Waukegan, Ill., and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1976. He caddied the PGA Tour while in college and later worked for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dallas Morning News and Chicago Sun-Times.
• Favorite interview: Ben Hogan on the cusp of 80. He didn’t do many. Might have been his last.
• Dream vacation: Royal Dornoch or Nepal with my son, Scott.
• Best golf shot seen live: Padraig Harrington 301-yard 3-wood from bad bunker lie to 12 feet at 2009 PGA.
• Believe it or not: Attended Kellen Winslow Game, Frank Reich Game, Bartman Game and Sosa Cork Bat Game.

Recent Stories by Jeff Rude
Sept. 02 - 4
Valhalla proves itself worthy of major drama

Aug. 16 - 7:56
5 Things: Nick Watney takes Wyndham lead

Aug. 15 - 8:15
5 Things: Slocum, Langley share Wyndham lead

Aug. 13 - 9:26
Rude: Woods shouldn't have attempted Valhalla

Aug. 13 - 5:53
Rude: Evans loses a rock in Moore

Aug. 08 - 9:31
Rude: Shell of former self, time for Tiger to shut it down

Aug. 07 - 5:36
Rude: State of Tiger's game still in disarray

Aug. 06 - 6:51
Woods: 'I feel good,' will play PGA Championship

Aug. 06 - 1:49
In pain, Dufner grinding to earn Ryder Cup berth

Aug. 05 - 5:07
Bubba Golf veers off course in skipping long drive

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