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Calkins: The best seat in the house

When the PGA ruled fans couldn’t attend the WGC, this Memphian built a viewing stand — in his backyard

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 30, 2020 11:17 AM CT | Published: July 30, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Geoff Calkins
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Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

You can dwell on the disappointment of not having fans at the WGC this year. A Memphian named Rick Gardner was disappointed, too. But then he showed the sort of creativity and perseverance that we all can learn from.


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