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044: Bill Fields

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Bill Fields is an award-winning golf writer and journalist from Southern Pines who got interested in writing about sports as a boy in North Carolina sharing the sports section of The Greensboro Daily News every morning with his father. His writing continued through high school and later as editor of The Daily Tar Heel as a student at UNC. Throughout a multi-decade career, Fields has written for daily newspapers, major national sports publications, and even locally for PineStraw magazine. Since 2017, he has been a contributing researcher at NBC Sports, providing information to announcers on golf broadcasts including the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the Ryder Cup. He was part of two Sports Emmy-nominated production teams. He will be alongside Dan Hicks in the booth providing research content for this year's U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. His list of honors and awards are lengthy, but perhaps his highest achievement was as the 2020 recipient of the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. In this episode of Paradise in the Pines, Bill Fields talks about his long career, some special golf memories and growing up in Southern Pines. @visitnc @pinehurstresort #visitnc @NBCSports #pinehurstnc

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