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Rich Skyzinski

Rich Skyzinski joined Golfweek in 2004 and is editor of the Golfweek’s custom publishing department. Before joining Golfweek, he spent eight years as a sports writer and editor for three different daily newspapers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and 17 years in the media relations department at the USGA and with the magazine Golf Journal. He graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, has flown with the Blue Angels and was in the stadium for Franco Harris’s Immaculate Reception.
 
• Favorite story you’ve written: Played nearly 300 holes at a par-3 course on a weekend, trying to make my first hole-in-one. (The answer is “no.”)
• Favorite interview: Alan Shepard Jr. (yes, that Alan Shepard)
• Best golf shot seen live: It’s a three-way tie. Bunker shot by Tiger Woods at the 18th hole of the 1993 U.S. Junior Amateur final; 310-yard 2-wood to 12 feet by Charles Howell III at Desert Forest, 1996 Junior Amateur final; or Chi Chi Rodriguez’s shot to the 18th fairway with a fairway wood he drew about 50 yards, last hole of regulation at the ’91 U.S. Senior Open at Oakland Hills.
• Dream foursome: With anyone who hates slow play as much as I do.

Recent Stories by Rich Skyzinski
Oct. 15 - 2:40
Kaymer tops Watson at PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Oct. 14 - 3:32
Kaymer leads PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Oct. 14 - 11
Ryder Cup task force named; framework talks begin

Oct. 13 - 8:53
Tropical storm offers rocky start for Grand Slam of Golf

Aug. 11 - 4:58
Stenson doesn't let late three-putt get him down

Aug. 10 - 7:34
Birdie run carries Els into top 10 at PGA

Aug. 08 - 8:30
Club pros shut out again at PGA Championship

Aug. 07 - 7:55
Club pro highlights scarce at PGA Championship

Aug. 07 - 3:18
Club pros Helminen, Broce stand out at PGA

Aug. 06 - 2:35
Club pro enjoys a Kentucky homecoming

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