Dan Jenkins is one of America's most-renowned sportswriters as well as a best-selling author/novelist. He still keeps his hand in sports writing by penning a monthly column for Golf Digest and covers major golf championships. A graduate of TCU, Dan was top player on the Frogs' golf team for three years. After graduation, he joined The Press and then the Dallas Times Herald before joining Sports Illustrated in 1984. He wrote more than 500 stories for SI in his 22 years with the magazine. He is the author of 16 books, seven of which have been best-selling novels, including Baja Oklahoma, Semi Tough, Dead Solid Perfect and You Gotta Play Hurt. Dan is a multiple winner of the Best Story of the Year Award and a recipient of the Lincoln A. Werden Award for Outstanding Contributions to Golf Journalism from the Golf Writers Association of America. He has won the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Magazine Reporting from Abroad, the Jack Nicklaus Golf Journalism Award, and the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award for Journalism. He is also a member of the World Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Jenkins was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.