Senior Golf Writer, ESPN.com
Farrell Evans joined ESPN.com in August of 2011 as a senior golf writer. He grew up in Forsyth, Ga., 60 miles south of Atlanta, where he learned the game at the Forsyth Golf Club, an 18-hole public course. After high school, he played on the golf team at Florida A&M University and interned with the PGA Tour at the TPC at Sawgrass.
His first reporting assignments came as a teenager for the Monroe County (Ga.) Reporter, where he covered Little League sports. His first professional journalism job was at the Oxford American magazine in Mississippi, which was owned by noted author John Grisham. One of Evans’ jobs as an assistant editor was to fact-check all of the baseball parts of Grisham’s book “A Painted House,” which was serialized in the magazine.
He was a golf writer for nine years at Sports Illustrated before joining ESPN and has won writing awards from the Golf Writers Association of America.