Michael Williams

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Williams has a reputation as a savvy broadcaster, and as an incisive interviewer and writer. An avid golfer himself, Williams has covered the game of golf and the golf lifestyle including courses, restaurants, travel and sports marketing for publications all over the world.

He is currently working with a wide range of outlets in traditional and electronic media, and has produced and hosted “Sticks and Stones” on the Fox Radio network, a critically acclaimed show that combined coverage of the golf world with interviews of the Washington power elite. His work on Newschannel8’s “Capital Golf Weekly” and “SportsTalk” have established him as one of the area’s most trusted sources for golf reporting.

Williams has also made numerous radio appearances on “The John Thompson Show,” and a host of other local productions. He is a sought-after speaker and panel moderator, he has recently launched a new partnership with The O Team to create original golf-themed programming and events.

Williams is a member of the United States Golf Association and the Golf Writers Association of America.

 




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Recent Posts

  • Dear Tiger 2

    The (made-up) Sergio Garcia apology note

    Dear Tiger, I am leaving this note in your locker so that it can be our secret, at least until I mention it in my press conference. How did things get so out of hand? It seems...

    • Posted 310 days ago
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  • Matteo Manassero

    Manassero proves to be wiser than his years

    “Vecchio anima” is an Italian phrase that roughly translates to “old soul.” It describes a person who is wise beyond his or her years, but it goes further than that. The term is used for someone who...

    • Posted 326 days ago
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  • Anchor Putter Ban

    Does it Mean A Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing?

    Golf cultivates a sense of continuity throughout the generations. The rules, the equipment and even the players have evolved. But with a little squinting to blur the differences, players from different centuries can be both treasured and...

    • Posted 330 days ago
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  • Sergio at The Players 2013

    Sergio is the difference between good and great

    They say that pressure can make diamonds, but it can also burst pipes. It seemed for a moment that Sergio Garcia was finally going to shine by besting Tiger Woods head to head for a meaningful title....

    • Posted 339 days ago
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  • Tiger Woods Masters

    Two ways Tiger could have won and what we learned

    “If I shot 65, I thought I could win it,” Tiger Woods said after his final round of the 2013 Masters. The world’s No.1-ranked golfer went into the tournament with the kind of confidence, playing level and...

    • Posted 368 days ago
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  • Tommy Aaron Green Jacket

    The continuity and wonder of the Masters

    In a sports world where all but a few of the legendary sports venues of the 20th Century have been either bulldozed or tarnished beyond recognition, August National endures as a sporting shrine that allows fans and...

    • Posted 373 days ago
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  • Sinkhole

    Top 5 “falls” into golf’s sinkhole

    By now, you have probably heard of Mark Mihal, the golfer who recently fell 18 feet into a sinkhole while playing his favorite muni course in Waterloo, Ill. Mihal was walking the course with friends and playing...

    • Posted 400 days ago
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  • Tiger Rory

    Does Rory have what it takes to win like Woods?

    On the Monday morning after Tiger Woods secured his seventh career victory at Doral, it was the lead story on ESPN.com. Not baseball, basketball nor football. What was known to be true has been confirmed; there has...

    • Posted 403 days ago
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  • anchored putter

    Tour’s anchored putter explanation doesn’t add up

    This week, PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem threw a new ingredient into the potboiler that is the anchored putter debate. Just when it looked like the USGA and the R&A had a clear path to send the broomstick...

    • Posted 417 days ago
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  • Brandt Snedeker

    Mickelson, Snedeker are early favorites at Pebble Beach

    The old British racetrack saying goes, “there are horses for courses.” It  refers to certain performers matching up perfectly to a certain track. As the PGA Tour arrives on the Monterey Peninsula for the 2013 AT&T Pebble...

    • Posted 436 days ago
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  • Vijay Singh

    Singh: Ruthless and immoral, or simply careless?

    Vijay Singh should be remembered as one of golf’s most successful late bloomers, with 22 of his 34 PGA Tour wins taking place in the decade since he turned the big four-oh. He should be honored for his...

    • Posted 442 days ago
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  • Photo Credit: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

    Donaldson outshines Rose, Olesen to win in Abu Dhabi

    Even with Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods missing the weekend, te European Tour provided a very entertaining Sunday morning for gof fans in the U.S. Welshman Jaime Donaldson fired a 4-under-par final round of 68 to finish...

    • Posted 453 days ago
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  • Graeme McDowell

    Williams: Exclusive interview with Graeme McDowell

    By Michael Williams GolfWRX Staff Writer There are some players that you watch on television and while you appreciate the extraordinary quality of their game, you are grateful that there is a wide digital divide between you...

    • Posted 502 days ago
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  • Charlie Beljan

    Get Rich or Die Trying: Charlie Beljan’s Miracle Week

    Golf is the most individual of sports, and therefore among the most difficult. You have no team to turn to for an assist or a clutch play when you can’t come through. You can’t play defense on...

    • Posted 522 days ago
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  • Ian Poulter

    Ian Poulter Rises in the East

    There are those who claim with some justification that golfers are a rather boring bunch whose stars lack pizazz. Sure there’s Tiger, Rory and Phil, but beyond that there are a bunch of guys with superb skills...

    • Posted 527 days ago
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  • Tiger Woods CIMB Classic

    Williams: CIMB Classic proves golf is going global

    As I watched the CIMB Classic in Malaysia this weekend, a flood of memories hit me. I recalled the trips that I had made to Kuala Lumpur when I was living in Southeast Asia, and I know...

    • Posted 536 days ago
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  • Tim Finchem

    Money Never Sleeps: PGA Tour acquires Canadian Tour

    PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and officials from the Canadian Tour held a press conference today to announce a key move in the expansion of the PGA Tour’s global reach. The PGA Tour will assume operational control...

    • Posted 547 days ago
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  • Hunter Mahan bag at Turkish Airlines World Golf Final
  • Ryder Cup - Day Three Singles

    Massacre at Medinah: Europe’s historic comeback

    In the colorful history of Chicago, one of the best known chapters is the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. That event involved one powerful gang invading the home turf of their rival gang and when the smoke cleared,...

    • Posted 564 days ago
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  • Dustin+Johnson+Ryder+Cup+Preview

    Team USA is Large and In Charge

    I lived in Europe for seven years, and there are many differences to American life, some obvious and some subtle. Among the differences that were most noticeable to me were the differences in the types of cars,...

    • Posted 566 days ago
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  • 2012 FedEx Cup

    2012 FedEx Cup: A Festivus for the Best of Us

    For its first five years, the FedEx Cup seemed like an over-hyped, under-appreciated second tier holiday, like having a formal ball to celebrate Arbor Day. Even with Tiger Woods busting the piñata in two of the first...

    • Posted 572 days ago
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  • finchem

    Playoffs for the FedExCup: Thank you Mr. Finchem

    Dear Mr. Finchem, Haven’t seen you or heard from you for a while. Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend as much as I am. Look, I know that you and I have had our ups...

    • Posted 592 days ago
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  • Watney Barclays

    Watney wins The Barclays, now No. 1 in the FedExCup

    Nick Watney is one of those players that make people say that the talent on Tour is deeper than it ever has been. The 31-year old put all his gifts on display this week, coming from two...

    • Posted 600 days ago
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  • Barclays Preview

    It’s playoff time: The Barclays preview

    The PGA Tour’s version of the post-season, the Playoffs for the FedEx Cup, begins this week at The Barclays at Bethpage Black in Farmindale, N.Y.  Heading into the tournament, the first of the four week playoff system,...

    • Posted 604 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy

    McIlroy: Securing a place in golf history

    Warning: if you don’t like comparisons of Rory McIlroy with Jack, Tiger, Hogan and other all-time greats, please change the channel now. Thank you. The rest of you, follow me. Rory McIlroy staked his claim as the...

    • Posted 614 days ago
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  • Keegan-Bradley-WGC

    Full steam ahead: Bradley wins the WGC-Bridgestone

    Every week on the PGA Tour, more than a hundred competitors start out at the beginning of the week and only one man wins. But this year, seemingly more than most years, in addition to one clear...

    • Posted 621 days ago
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  • RBC Canadian Open

    Piercy hangs on, wins the RBC Canadian Open

    By Michael Williams GolfWRX Staff Writer The RBC Canadian Open is the world’s third oldest golf championship and in its history has seen more than its share of great golf and tense moments. The 2012 edition lived...

    • Posted 628 days ago
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  • Els 2012 Open Championship

    Scott lets one slip; Els wins the British Open

    Some tournaments are remembered for who won, while others are remembered for who lost. The 2012 Open Championship will be remembered for both. Adam Scott’s par putt slid by the cup on the 18th hole, giving Erne...

    • Posted 635 days ago
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  • Zach Johnson of the United States tees o

    Z. Johnson wins John Deere Classic in a playoff

    Winning major golf championships is often about perseverance under pressure filled circumstances. The players, the fans and even the announcers got a real taste of major-style drama as Zach Johnson edged out Troy Matteson on the second...

    • Posted 642 days ago
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  • Ted Potter Greenbrier

    Potter breaks through, wins The Greenbrier Classic

    On the commercials that feature the PGA Tour’s catchphrase is “These Guys Are Good,” the guys they show are all the familiar faces that typically populate the leaderboards. But on a week when most of those players...

    • Posted 649 days ago
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