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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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Birdie run carries Els into top 10 at PGA

Ernie Els equaled the best score of the week with a 6-under 65 to finish at 11 under, comfortably inside the top 10 at the PGA Championship.

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Club pros shut out again at PGA Championship

This is the longest streak of no club professional qualifying to play on the weekend of the PGA Championship since records were kept starting in the early 1980s.

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Club pro highlights scarce at PGA Championship

At Valhalla, traditionally benign as a PGA Championship venue, Thursday's lengthy list of players under par included no club professionals. Steve Schneiter came the closest; with a 1-over 72.

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Club pros Helminen, Broce stand out at PGA

It wasn’t a particularly stellar start to the 96th PGA Championship from the 20 club professionals in the field, but there were some highlights.

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Club pro enjoys a Kentucky homecoming

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No shortage of optimism for top club pro Block

"I honestly believe I can contend," PGA PNC winner Michael Block said Tuesday at Valhalla before the PGA Championship. "That’s how I approach everything. If I don’t, it’s not a good way to go about it."

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Broce keeps PGA Championship in perspective

Jamie Broce came to the realization years ago that he wasn’t going to make a living as a touring professional, so the club pro keeps his 2014 PGA Championship experience in check.

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Bios: PGA Championship qualifiers from 2014 PGA PNC

Here are bios for the 20 players who qualified from the PGA Professional National Championship to compete in the 2014 PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla.

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Southern Californian takes PGA PNC in playoff

Michael Block erased a four-stroke deficit, caught the leader at the last hole, then made a 3-foot birdie putt at the second playoff hole Wednesday to win the 47th PGA Professional National Championship.

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