Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This time, Jack honors Ron Sr.

This time, Jack Nicklaus is paying tribute to Ron Green Sr.

Ron Sr., as we tend to call him, was named today as the 2010 recipient of the Memorial Tournament Journalism Award.

He will be honored during pre-tournament ceremonies at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, next May.

Among the special touches of Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament is the annual recognition of people who have made significant contributions to golf, either through their play, their leadership or their coverage of the sport.

Previous recipients of the honor include Bernard Darwin, Grantland Rice, Herbert Warren Wind, Henry Longhurst, Dick Taylor, Dan Jenkins, Jim Murray, Furman Bisher and Dave Anderson.

Ron Sr., who has covered 54 consecutive Masters tournaments, has also received the PGA of America Lifetime Achievement in Journalism award, is a member of the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame, the United States Basketball Writers Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame.

And he's been great father, too.


Anonymous said...

I lost my dad at 17. You are fortunate to have such a good man for your father. I love his Thanksgiving articles.

Horace Billings is another great sports journalist from this area. I think he covered golf for 50 year plus.

murray glenn said...

Congratulations to Sr. on a wonderful honor. I have been a fan of his work for 30 years or so.