Tom Sorensen: Remembering the day Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods took Quail Hollow by storm

Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Skipper Beck (left to right) leave Quail Hollow Club’s first tee during the Wachovia Championship pro-am on May 2, 2007. JOHN SIMMONS – jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Editor’s note: This column originally published in The Charlotte Observer on May 3, 2007.

The respect ​Michael Jordan has for​ Tiger Woods, who has won 12 major​ golf tournaments, is evident.

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Ron Green Sr.: How Leon Crump, ‘the best money player in the world,’ came out on top

​Leon Crump (center) in 1999 at Eastwood Golf Course in Charlotte. Charlotte Observer file photo.

Editor’s note: This column originally published in The Charlotte Observer on Dec. 18, 2006.

I went looking for a legend the other day.

His name’s Leon Crump. Talk golf​ for a while at any course in the Carolinas and, sooner or later, his name will come up.

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Ron Green Sr.: At the RBC Heritage, the party rages until the last putt

​Troy Merritt hits off the 18th tee during the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

HILTON HEAD ISLAND — Editor’s note: This column originally published in The Charlotte Observer on April 20, 2003.

There is a gentleman whose job during the MCI Heritage Classic is to hold up the “Quiet Please” sign on the 16th hole of Harbour Town Golf Links where the fairway brushes against the 10th fairway.

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Ron Green Sr.: Nothing seemed impossible for Tiger Woods after historic 1997 Masters

FILE – In this April 13, 1997 file photo, Masters champion Tiger Woods holding a replica of the Masters Trophy after winning the golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. It has been 20 years since Woods won the Masters for the first time by a record 12 shots. (AP Photo/Bill Waugh, File)

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Editor’s note: This column originally published in The Charlotte Observer on April 14, 1997.

At every hole throughout the afternoon there had been a standing ovation for him. But the greatest, the most heartfelt, came at the last for Tiger Woods Sunday, and it will echo forever.

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Carolina Classic (1986): Ron Green Sr. on the great Billy Joe Patton

Billy Joe Patton, who died Jan. 1, 2011 at 88, played a style of golf that any golfer could relate to. 2004 CHARLOTTE OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Editor’s note: This column originally published in The Charlotte Observer on May 11, 1986.

Of all the people in sports with whom I have crossed paths over the years, most of whom I admired and enjoyed and some of whom became my friends, my favorite remains and will almost certainly remain Billy Joe Patton. Continue reading “Carolina Classic (1986): Ron Green Sr. on the great Billy Joe Patton”