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Steve Elling, golf/tennis writer, The National newspaper (United Arab Emirates)


When we talked last month, it was late Monday night for me and early Tuesday morning for Steve Elling, and throughout our conversation, the former CBSSports.com national golf writer turned ex-pat sports writer in the United Arab Emirates talked about the oddities of his life these days. During our chat, we discuss the culture shock he’s experienced while living in Abu Dhabi, what it’s like to work for a government-owned newspaper, and how he’s had to tighten up his copy now that he’s gone from writing for the Internet back to writing for a newspaper.

Plus, we talk about if he successfully connects with those who read him in the country in which he lives, his relationship with Tiger Woods, and about the reality of the golf writer clique.

Interviewed on 11-17-13