John Feinstein

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John Feinstein is a contributor to Golf Central, the network’s daily evening news program, and GolfChannel.com. Feinstein is one of the nation’s most respected sports authors, and also is an award-winning columnist and regular contributor in both radio and television.

 His works include the two top best-selling non-fiction sports books in history. In 1995, he published the all-time best seller A Good Walk Spoiled, a year inside life on the PGA TOUR as told through 17 different players. Just behind that in sales is A Season on the Brink, which chronicled a year in the life of the Indiana basketball team and its coach, Bob Knight. The book's chart-topping success was also adapted to film with an ESPN production of a made-for TV movie of the same title.

 Feinstein also wrote Caddy for Life, the Bruce Edwards Story which was released in 2004. In that book Feinstein writes about the life and final days of Tom Watson's former caddie, Bruce Edwards, who had been diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

 Feinstein is a 1977 graduate of Duke University and spent 11 years as a sports and political reporter with the Washington Post. He also has contributed to Sports Illustrated, the National Sports Daily, ESPN, CBS Sports and Golf Digest. He resides in Potomac, Md., and Shelter Island, N.Y.

ARTICLES BY John Feinstein

  • Cash

    Dollars and sense

    The latest change to the qualifying process comes down to money, and that's fine. The PGA Tour is a business after all.

  • Tiger Woods

    This is not Tiger Woods

    At least it's not the Tiger Woods you used to know. That Tiger Woods who dominated majors is never coming back.

  • Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson

    Rivalry of respect

    They were fierce rivals, but Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson were also connected by respect and friendship.

  • Jack Nicklaus

    Why to NOT emulate Nicklaus

    As great as Jack Nicklaus was on Tour, there is one example where players shouldn't try to copy the Golden Bear.

  • Bubba Watson

    An excused absence

    Critics of Bubba Watson's decision to skip The Players to be with his wife and newly adopted son don't know all the facts.

  • Tiger Woods wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational

    A road map for Tiger

    Tiger isnt the first athlete to shun the media, but he could learn a lesson from Andre Agassi, who traveled the path.

  • Tiger Woods

    Same old Tiger

    Tiger Woods' life has changed since Thanksgiving 2009. His game has changed. But he's still the same man.

  • David Duval

    For those struggling to keep their PGA Tour cards, there's nothing 'magic' about the Magic Kingdom.

  • Tiger Woods and Steve Williams

    Next year's storylines involve Tiger's best shot at major No. 15 and a British Open victory that became a last hurrah.

  • Bill Haas

    From can't-miss-kid to struggling pro to FedEx Cup champ, Bill Haas is finally where many felt he would always be.