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Ken Klavon

Ken Klavon An award-winning journalist, Ken Klavon has served as the U.S. Golf Association's Editor of New Media since 2001 when the Association created the position. A 1994 graduate of Michigan State University, Ken started his career as a print reporter in newspapers before spending 3 1/2 years at "The Detroit News" covering the Detroit Red Wings and serving as the paper's Online Sports Editor. In 1999 he was a recipient of the Gannett Excellence Award for coverage of the Red Wings. He joined "Sports Illustrated" in 1999, where he covered the NHL, Major League Baseball, Motorsports and Golf for the magazine and its online component. Weeks before the 2001 U.S. Open, Ken dreamed that Retief Goosen would improbably win. Upon relaying the story to Goosen and his wife afterward, they both asked what it would take to dream about winning more majors.

David Shefter

David Shefter Known affectionately as "Rain Man" for his encyclopedic golf knowledge, David Shefter is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience in the field. A 1987 University of Arizona graduate, he spent more than 10 years at California newspapers as a reporter and sports editor. David has been with the U.S. Golf Association since 1999 when he was hired as a writer for the now defunct "Golf Journal" magazine. In 2003 he transitioned to New Media, and recently earned a second-place award in the Golf Writers Association of America's annual writing contest for a piece on 2007 U.S. Girls' Junior participant Daffodil Sanchez. David, who is left-handed, is an avid golfer who is still bitter that he can't sink left-to-right putts.
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