A tribute to Paul Azinger's outstanding and emotional career.
Azinger - the 1993 PGA Champion and winning Ryder Cup captain (2008) - received the prestigious Gold Tee Award from the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association at their 62nd National Awards Dinner on June 18, 2013.
The Gold Tee is the MGWA’s highest honor and is awarded to an individual whose career achievements exemplify the best spirit and traditions of the sport of golf.
Past winners of the Gold Tee include Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Patty Berg, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez, Tom Watson, Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam, and Ernie Els.
A 12-time winner on the PGA TOUR, Azinger is currently an ESPN golf analyst and is one of the most respected voices in golf. He won the 1993 PGA Championship in a playoff over Greg Norman and competed on four Ryder Cup teams. Azinger captained the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2008 at Valhalla.
Azinger is the author of "Cracking the Code: The Winning Ryder Cup Strategy" ... which tells the story of the first U.S. team to win the event since 1999. He also authored "Zinger" ... which details his golf career and his successful battle with cancer following the 1993 season.
Paul Azinger ... is one of a kind.