Par for China, Zhou Xunshu and I shared the spotlight on CNN.com in “Green dreams of China’s golfers.”

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Profiled in GOOD magazine’s “China Issue”

Read their piece on expats in China, “Strangers in a strange land,” here. Read more from GOOD‘s “China Issue” here. This issue of GOOD will be on newsstands until early June — info on where you can purchase a copy here. The photo that accompanies my profile in GOOD was shot by award-winning Shanghai photographer […]

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Welcome to the online home of the Par for China book project!

You have come to the right place for updates on my (hopefully) forthcoming book about golf, China and much, much more. Par for China is still very much a work in progress, and this website will feature news and notes throughout the entire process: research, writing, publication and beyond. Thanks for stopping by. Please consider […]

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Zhou Xunshu “surprise name” on money list

From omegachinatour.com: Zhou Xunshu, the former golf course security guard, is a surprise name at No. 4 with RMB28,500. The 35-year-old finished joint-sixth in Guangzhou and tied-eighth in Xiamen, having previously only finished in the top-10 twice in the past three seasons.

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Mentioned in Sina story about NBC and China Tour

Popular Chinese website Sina.com.cn mentions my coverage of the China Tour that helped lead to attention from NBC Nightly News: 美国全国广播公司(NBC)关注欧米茄中国巡回赛 欧米茄中国巡回赛举办以来已经吸引了众多国外媒体的关注。2007年,美国自由作家丹(Dan Washburn)跟踪采访了整个赛季的欧米茄中国巡回赛,其关于巡回赛的系列报道引起美国全国广播公司(NBC)的极大兴趣。

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NBC News zooms in on Omega China Tour

From omegachinatour.com: The show, which will air on NBC’s popular Nightly News show in the coming weeks, follows up from a series of stories by Dan Washburn highlighting the growth of the Tour and the fascinating background of many of its players.

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Interviewed by NBC Nightly News

From danwashburn.com: So my first-ever TV interview is complete, and, if edited correctly, I may end up not sounding like a complete boob — if not edited correctly, the jury is still out. Interview was with NBC Nightly News about the China Tour and golf in China. They found me through my ESPN.com stories on […]

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Zhou Xunshu tied for 4th in China Tour’s Guangzhou leg

Par for China‘s primary subject shot a 1-under 71 on Thursday and currently stands four strokes back of Taiwan’s Chan Yihshin and one stroke back of playing partner Hsu Mongnan, also of Taiwan, who is tied for second place. Zhou got a big write-up (his first) on the Omega China Tour website: Zhou Xunshu, who […]

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In Golf We Trust: Par for China “promises to be a must-read”

From ingolfwetrust.com: Here is a brief guide – in great deal thanks to the tireless efforts of China-based golf tracker Dan Washburn, whose forthcoming book on the rise of our game in the world’s most populous nation promises to be a must-read.

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ESPN.com: Q&A with Zhang Lianwei, China’s pro golf pioneer

This is the last installment of my series of stories on pro golf in China.

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