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Episode 86: Bob Harig | ESPN and ESPN.com Senior Golf Writer

Episode 86: Bob Harig | ESPN Senior Golf Writer

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Bob Harig
    • Doesn’t have much of an off-season because golf really doesn’t have a long enough break between seasons
    • Bob believes that golf needs a longer break to help build anticipation for a new season
    • He fell in love first before journalism and after becoming a caddy as a kid he started to find a passion for golf
    • Eventually became a caddy at Inverness Golf Club and would earn the Evans Scholarship given annually to a designated caddy which he used at Indiana University
    • Bob feels that the movie Caddyshack embodies the true spirit of all caddies
    • While at Indiana he knew he wanted to be in print journalism and was fortunate to get a job with the St. Petersburg Times covering all sports
    • Today, anyone looking at a career in journalism needs to be well versed in all platforms instead of focusing on one entity
    • The key for Bob to gain trust from players on the PGA Tour has been to be present and in-person
    • Magical moments covering the game include the 2008 US Open with Tiger Woods winning in a playoff vs Rocco Mediate, Tigers’ first major win in 1997 at The Master’s and Phil Mickelson’s major win in 2013 at The Open
    • Words of Wisdom from Bob Harig: “Appreciate what you’re doing and look at it for what it is.”

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About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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