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Dan Reardon

dan reardon1 Dan ReardonDan 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.”

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Mo Martin of the USA reacts to her victory during the final round of the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale on July 13, 2014 in Southport, England.  (Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images)

DAN REARDON: Mo

Every once in a while, you run into a story in sports that just makes you feel good.

07/16/2014

Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot on the first hole during the second round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club on June 27, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

DAN REARDON: Tiger 3.1

Tiger Woods will play three tournaments over a five-week stretch that may be his most important stretch of golf since he returned from the 2009 scandal.

07/08/2014

Ellen Port captured her 5th United States Golf Association Championship, joining a select group that includes Hale Irwin, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Hollis Stacy, Carole Semple Thompson, Mickey Wright and Juli Inkster.

DAN REARDON: That Was The Week That Was

You have to be a somewhat serious fan of golf to have realized that from an interest standpoint the week prior was good on many levels.

07/01/2014

Martin Kaymer of Germany celebrates with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory during the final round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 15, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  (Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

DAN REARDON: Pinehurst RIP

Now that the 114th US Open is in the books, it is time for annual post-mortems.

06/16/2014

Photo: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

DAN REARDON: It’s the Course

In golf we have something other sports events don’t possess; we have the course.

06/10/2014

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DAN REARDON: C to the Fourth

Here’s four reasons why you should care about the Curtis Cup being in St. Louis.

06/05/2014

Martin Kaymer of Germany in action during the third round of the BMW International Open at the Munich North Eichenried Golf Club on June 25, 2011 in Munich, Germany  (Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

DAN REARDON: Too Many Kaymers

Martin Kaymer’s duel with Jordan Spieth and Jim Furyk at the Players was good golf entertainment, not the least bit diminished by Tiger Woods not being in the field.

05/27/2014

Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

DAN REARDON: The Lord’s Day

This past Sunday was one of those days when you had to think God is a golfer.

05/20/2014

Jordan Spieth of the United States watches his poor tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

DAN REARDON: Nerves

The simple truth about golf is every one of us chokes at the game way more than we would care to admit.

05/13/2014

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DAN REARDON: Chasing The Dream

Perhaps the most endangered species in men’s golf is the career amateur player.

05/06/2014