Nick Masuda is the Managing Editor of Digital Content & Innovation for all of Golfweek's digital properties.
His background is mainly in newspapers, spending his most recent time at the Orlando Sentinel from 2007 until December of 2010. There, he was a senior designer, senior production editor, concert photographer and was a big part of the paper's social media push.
Prior to the Sentinel, Nick was a Managing Editor of Sports/Visuals/Online at the Lewiston (ME.) Sun Journal, where the paper won numerous online and print awards for its coverage.
Nick also spent time at the San Jose Mercury News, Santa Barbara News-Press and Asbury Park Press.
Nick is married (7 years) and has a 6-year-old son. Nick also teaches as an adjunct at the University of Central Florida and runs a weekend youth sports league called Class Athlete.
• Favorite story you’ve written: By far, as almost a rookie, I worked my way into the funeral of MLB Hall of Famer Eddie Matthews. No other media outlet was allowed in, but his widow granted me access at a distance. As the funeral finished up, I was able to approach family and friends. Every media outlet picked up my story.
• Favorite golf memory: Any round with my grandfather.
• Best round: Two months ago, I broke 80 for the first time, shooting 79 with a sandsave on No. 18.
• Dream foursome:Tiger, grandfather, myself, father-in-law
Jason Day picked up his fifth career top-10 finish in a major -- in only 10 starts; Michael Kim takes low-amateur honors with impressive week; and Hideki Matsuyama continues to impress in American majors.
Tiger Woods' winless streak in the majors has officially moved into its sixth calendar year, and this one got ugly over the weekend. After a final-round 74, it was easy to find the culprit for Woods: his putter.
Michael Kim grabbed the attention of the golf world with his unlikely run up the leaderboard on Saturday, but it was his caddie, LaRue Temple, that proved to be the crowd favorite at the U.S. Open.
In a week that saw a golf course eat some of the world's best golfers alive, it might be surprising to see that four amateurs are among those who will play the final 36 holes at Merion Golf Club. Until you read their impressive amateur resumes.
From 48-year-old John Nieporte to 18-year-old Gavin Hall, the qualifiers and amateurs in the U.S. Open field understand that the experience is worth much more than the results.
Merion Golf Club did not prove to be as easy as 1-2-3. At least not for the world's top three players. With Adam Scott picking up a 2-over 72 and Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy both posting 73s, there is plenty of work to be done for the trio.
First-round action was halted just after 8 p.m. on Thursday night and is set to resume at 7:15 a.m. on Friday morning.
What do you get when you cross Dirty Harry with The King and the Pink Panther? Somehow you get the USGA's new pace-of-play initiative. Watch the videos!
With Merion having taken on plenty of rain since last Friday, a forecasted "derecho" on Thursday could put a major damper on the opening round at the U.S. Open.
Max Homa was just one of the five-headed monster that was the Cal men's golf team. Now on his own, Homa is enjoying a coming-out party at the U.S. Open after earning the berth in thrilling fashion.