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

  • Lexi Thompson

    With Michelle Wie being a test case, Lexi Thompson will have to navigate the enormous pressure heading her way.

  • PGA Tour

    The Players, Presidents Cup and FedEx Cup are good, but the PGA Tour gets carried away trying to make them great.

  • As the FedEx Cup gets underway, the Tour could use little shake up of the whole playoff format for added excitement.

  • Tiger Woods

    The Tiger Woods camp has never been of the chatty variety, yet its his silence that keeps us coming back for more.

  • Steve Williams and Tiger Woods

    After the break up of Tiger Woods and Steve Williams, John Feinstein has a few suggestions for Williams if he decides to author a book.

  • Chubby Chandler

    Does Tiger need a swing change? A caddie change? No, John Feinstein says that he might need an agent change.

  • Tiger Woods

    When it comes to politics, Republicans and Democrats have nothing on Tiger, the AT&T National and the PGA Tour.

  • Harrison Frazar

    For many in professional golf, life is just a series of twists and turns. Harrison Frazar has had more than most.

  • Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy has the ability to become a champion who will be both respected for his talent and genuinely liked.

  • Steve Stricker

    The word unique gets tossed around all too often, but it applies when one is talking about Steve Stricker's career.