A 12-time tournament winner on the PGA Tour, Paul Azinger joined ESPN in 2010 as an analyst for the network’s golf coverage. The Holyoke, Mass., native counts one of golf’s majors, the 1993 PGA Championship, as one of his professional golf victories. Azinger played on four Ryder Cup teams in his career and was captain of the winning team in 2008. He is the author of the book “Cracking the Code: The Winning Ryder Cup Strategy: Make it Work for You,” which tells the story of the first U.S. team to win the prestigious event since 1999. He also is the author of “Zinger,” a book that details his golf career and his successful battle with cancer following the 1993 season. He received the Ben Hogan Award from the Golf Writers Association of America in 1995, an award given to an individual who has continued to be active in golf despite physical handicap or serious illness.
In 2010, Azinger released an iPhone app called “Golfplan” designed to help golfers improve their game. Away from golf, he enjoys playing poker and participated in the World Series of Poker main events in 2006 and 2008.