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

  • Tom Watson

    Through all the victories and all the defeats, Tom Watson remains one of the game's most inspiring figures.

  • Competing in Open qualifiers can be a nuisance, but it's a necessary and important step for many.

  • The Players Championship

    When the Tour moved The Players to May it seemed like a good idea at the time. It wasn't.

  • The 2011 Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek

    Major championship golf returns to Shoal Creek, site of one of golf's most infamous incidents.

  • Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Martin Kaymer

    The OWGR are a big deal. Which means it is time they are fixed, rewritten from scratch.

  • It's more than 17 months away, but the European Ryder Cup team could be scary good.

  • In describing their feelings while driving down Magnolia Lane, Tiger and Phil displayed their difference.

  • The PGA Tour is filled with stories of players rising, then falling, then rising again.

  • The World Golf Hall of Fame has for too long overlooked the contributions of media members.

  • There is a top-notch field at this week's Honda Classic and the host course has much to do with that.