(NEW YORK, NY) -- Award-winning journalist Jaime Diaz, formerly senior writer for Golf Digest and Golf World, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Golf World magazine, it was announced today by Jerry Tarde, Editorial Director and Chairman of the Golf Digest Companies. The change will be effective March 23, 2012. "Jaime is the most respected golf writer of our generation, so it's fitting that he will lead golf's premier news magazine at this critical time when the game is exploding internationally and technologically," said Tarde.
"It is an honor to be named the editor of Golf World," said Diaz. "I'm tremendously excited by the opportunity to help enlighten and entertain a readership that loves the game and the best journalism in golf."
Mr. Diaz will be honored next month by the PGA of America with its Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. A veteran reporter having covered over 100 major championships, Diaz is a winner of six first-place awards from the Golf Writers Association of America. He has authored or co-authored five books, most recently collaborating with Hank Haney on The Big Miss. Last week, an excerpt of The Big Miss in Golf Digest received tremendous reaction in the press preceding its release date of March 27, 2012.
Diaz replaces Geoff Russell, who is joining the Golf Channel in a newly created position of Senior Vice President and Executive Editor. "Geoff's editorship has been relentlessly outstanding over the last 11 years," added Tarde. "The good news is that Golf Digest, Golf World and the Golf Channel have deepened their already strong partnership that will only grow and benefit golfers everywhere."
-- Golf Digest Staff