PGA Championship

Valhalla Golf Club

The Loop

Another son of scribe arrives in the big leagues

July 09, 2009

David Newhan, a veteran of eight seasons in the major leagues (and currently in the Phillies organization), is known as Son of Scribe, by virtue of his father's profession; Ross Newhan was a long-time baseball writer at the Los Angeles Times.

Today, another son of scribe debuts at the highest level of his sport, Marquette All-American Mike Van Sickle, son of Sports Illustrated writer Gary Van Sickle. Mike, still an amateur and aspiring to make the U.S. Walker Cup team, makes his debut in a PGA Tour event at the John Deere Classic. His dad is his caddie.

Gary D'Amato of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the story here.

-- John Strege