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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.

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Scott shows mettle to win Grand Slam

Tour professionals normally don’t go very long without getting new clubs. In that respect, Adam Scott is much like the rest of his Tour brethren; he put his newest set of clubs in his bag just before the Presidents Cup a few weeks ago.

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Port Royal’s 16th helps sort out Grand Slam field

The 16th hole at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton Bermuda wreaked havoc on Jason Dufner, Adam Scott, and Justin Rose during the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on Tuesday.

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A major champion’s reward: Trip to paradise

From Adam Scott to Justin Rose to Jason Dufner, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an indication of a year to remember in each of their respective careers.

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Perry wins PNC; bios on players advancing to PGA

Here are thumbnail bios for the 20 players who qualified from the PGA Professional National Championship at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort to compete in the 95th PGA Championship.

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Sullivan shares lead, looks for PNC repeat at Sunriver

With four players within two strokes of the lead, it promises to be a wild finish at the 46th PGA Professional National Championship.

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At PNC, Sullivan moves into a position he likes

Chip Sullivan, only one shot off the lead at the PGA Professional National Championship after the second round on Monday, has good memories at the Sunriver Resort after his victory in the same event there in 2007.

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Tour winner McGovern gives PNC field a boost

Former PGA Tour winner Jim McGovern and U.S. Amateur champ Sam Randolph added intrigue to an impressive lineup at the PGA Professional National Championship in Oregon.

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Jacobsen pleased with return to Bellerive

It’s an understatement to say Peter Jacobsen was thrilled at the chance to return to Bellerive Country Club for the 74th Senior PGA Championship.

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Senior PGA: Kentuckians lead, but Watson lurks

Just when you expected players at the 74th Senior PGA Championship to act their age, along came Tom Watson to prove the time-honored adage that, indeed, age is just a number. The two-time Senior PGA champion is at 2-under 140, tied for eighth and five strokes behind a pair of co-leading Kentuckians, Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry.

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At the Senior PGA, Skinner keeps his focus

As a player who had his PGA Tour card for three years in the 1990s but never managed to win enough money to keep his playing privileges for the following season, Sonny Skinner knows how easy it is for a player to be overly demanding of himself.

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