Dan Reardon is the dean of golf coverage in the St. Louis area. Since 1985, Reardon has been the on-air correspondent for KMOX. Debuting with reporting from the US Open at Oakland Hills in Detroit, Reardon has been the only local radio golf correspondent in the country who has annually covered the three American golf majors in the last twenty plus years.
With 75 major championships, five Ryder Cups, dozens of PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA Tour events under his belt, Reardon’s on-site experience in professional golf exceeds that of all current golf reporters in the St. Louis area combined. In addition, KMOX has had Dan cover more than one hundred local amateur and professional events.
He first began coverage of the game of golf in 1970, when, as a member of the US Army, he served as Sports Editor for a weekly newspaper that serviced a community of 30,000 military personnel and their families at Ft. Ord, California. Am award-winning writer, editor, and columnist, Reardon’s sports pages included coverage of golf in the Monterey Peninsula area, including the PGA Tour’s Bing Crosby Celebrity Pro-AM.
Dan’s earliest golf interviews included rising young stars Lee Trevino and Dave Stockton. Over the years, the roster of names who have done one-on-one interviews with Reardon is a virtual Who’s Who in the game of golf. Players on the list have amassed more than 1000 professional tournament wins, including more than 150 major championships to date. Other interviewees include professionals like Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, Hale Irwin, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Nick Price, John Daly, Tiger Woods, Tom Lehman, Paul Azinger, Byron Nelson, Gary Player, Hale Irwin, Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd, Bernhard Langer, Scott Simpson, Hal Sutton, Lee Elder, Calvin Peete, Jay Haas, Curtis Strange, Peter Jacobsen, Payne Stewart, Frank Nobilo, and many others.
He hosted and served as Senior and LPGA Tour Correspondent for the nationally syndicated radio show, “Sports Illustrated Golf Plus.”