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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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Southern Californian takes PGA PNC in playoff

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Toledo coach leads by three at PGA PNC

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2012 PGA PNC champ Dobyns WDs; personal reasons

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Paolozzi shoots 71, makes cut at PGA PNC

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75 leaves Paolozzi a long way back at PGA PNC

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Senior PGA field bunched behind Monty, Langer

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Perry has eyes on Valhalla at Senior PGA Championship

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Faxon fires 67, trails Durant by 2 at Senior PGA

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Busy stretch for Watson starts at Senior PGA

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