John Feinstein

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John Feinstein is a contributor to Golf Central, the network’s daily evening news program, and 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

  • Trevor Immelman at the 2013 Masters

    Fountain of Health

    2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman is finally feeling healthy again. He credits Augusta National.

  • Tom Watson

    History will repeat itself

    Tom Watson led his Ryder Cup team to victory in '93 with a straightforward, no-frills approach. He'll do the same in '14.

  • A matter of perspective

    Jaxon Brigman is known by many for a Q-School 'tragedy.' He knows it wasn't, not after suffering a real tragedy.

  • Jeff Cook

    Here and now

    Jeff Cook has fond - and not-so-fond - memories as a tour pro. But he's not missing the final stage of Q-School.

  • Bob Heintz

    The watchman

    Bob Heintz spent much of his playing career watching Q-School scoreboards. Now he's coaching in the Ivy League.

  • George McNeill

    Grinding out a career

    Q-School can cause some players to quit. One man, however, turned the heartbreak into a pair of PGA Tour wins.

  • Casey Martin in the 2012 U.S. Open practice round

    The cart before the man

    Casey Martin is widely known as 'the guy with the cart.' But he has a lot of Q-School wisdom to offer his Oregon players.

  • Stephen Gangluff

    Quintessential Q-School student

    Stephen Gangluff may be headed to Q-School. Again. He symbolizes the highs and lows of the annual grind.

  • Phil Mickelson

    Oh so close

    Phil Mickelson has been hitting it all over the place lately, but Friday's round offered hope for improvement.

  • Keegan Bradley

    No fear

    Keegan Bradley can hold his own alongside Tiger Woods, as evidenced by his opening 68 at the PGA Championship.