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Nov
18
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods
Lindsey has her man's back!

Lindsey has her man’s back!

Tiger Woods nearly broke the internet Tuesday afternoon when he posted a column on Derek Jeter’s new website, the Players’ Tribune, which blasted a column in the December issue of Golf Digest for a satirical fake interview with Woods that was penned by distinguished writer Dan Jenkins. Lindsey Vonn, who is training in Vail, Colorado, for her World Cup skiing comeback, is glad her boyfriend took a strong stance, according to a USA Today report.

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Nov
18
2014

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In the December issue of Golf Digest, legendary sportswriter Dan Jenkins pens a satirical piece of him interviewing Tiger Woods. Having read the FAKE Q&A only bits of it (excuse: my mailbox key is broken, so I can’t access my issue and it’s not online in full yet — but I’m told it will be shortly), it’s fairly funny, but if anything, it’s harmless. No surprise, Tiger and his people didn’t think so, though.

So, how did Team Tiger respond? Oh, you know, probably the way Jenkins would have written it — Tiger (or his PR flak) penned a first-person column on Derek Jeter’s new website, The Players’ Tribune, blasting Digest, Jenkins and the satirical piece. You could call it a slight overreaction (they even wrote a letter to the magazine). 

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Aug
20
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

Those are tears of ecstasy, folks!

Miss me? Apologies for abandoning my duties to provide thrilling golf news updates, but I needed a week to recover from The Kiawah Logistical Nightmare, along with the mosquito bites, shuttle-itis, and excessive golf writer bitterness (careful: it’s contagious!).

Oh, just kidding. I actually had PGA-itis. Okay, I’m kidding again. Kind of. I had some stuff I had to deal with (sleep being one of them), but I’m back now and almost ready for The Barclays at Bethpage Black!

Hooray.

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May
8
2012
By Conor Nagle under Tiger Woods

Old timers hold forth on matters Woods. (c/o G. Shackelford)

Octogenarian inductees Dan Jenkins and Peter Alliss gave a provocative press conference in advance of yesterday evening’s Word Golf Hall of Fame ceremony.

Segueing between half-jokes, half-truths and familiar anecdotes like a well-rehearsed vaudeville duo, the pair riffed on everything from the Ryder Cup to belly putters, never once losing momentum.

The strongest words of the event, however, were reserved for a brief discussion of former world No1 Tiger Woods.

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May
7
2012

Phil's career isn't over yet, despite HOF induction

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum welcomes the class of 2012 British broadcasting giant Peter Alliss, American sportswriting legend Dan Jenkins, European star Sandy Lyle, four-time major winner Phil Mickelson and three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion Hollis Stacy, on Monday, May 7th in St. Augustine, Florida. The ceremony will immortalize the inductees and celebrate their membership to being given “Golf’s Highest Honor.”

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Dec
14
2011
By Stephanie Wei under General

Dan Jenkins: first living writer to be inducted into the WGHOF

Legendary journalist and author Dan Jenkins will (finally) be inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2012, along with four-time major champion Phil Mickelson and LPGA great Hollis Stacy.

If you’ve read any of Jenkins’ articles, books, columns, etc., and in these days, if you follow him on Twitter — well, he talks and someone types what he’s saying and presses “tweet,” but minor details — then you know his amazing command of prose is accompanied by wit and candor.

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Aug
19
2010

I sat down with Dan Jenkins for an interview in the media center at Whistling Straits last Sunday — his 206th major, a record that will never be broken because “among other things, there won’t be golf writers someday!” — as play was getting underway. When I showed up, he was looking at the giant leaderboard in the front of the room and rifling through the names, deciding who would make the best winning story to write. “Rory [McIlroy] and Dustin [Johnson]. I guess Nick Watney. That’s about it,” he said. In other words, we didn’t want to write about anyone else.

Before I walked away, Mr. Jenkins imparted some words with me I’ll never forget, including a few pieces of advice. First, meet his daughter, Sally (pictured above). Then, he encouraged me to keep pushing through the industry and hoped I continued to cover golf. He said I needed to do two things: Listen to those who have been doing this for a long time (and know what they’re doing — in other words, be very discriminatory), and read — and not just his books.

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