The North Carolina native has covered golf since the mid-1980s, spending much of his career (1986-1988; 1993-2014) with Golf World magazine as an editor and writer. In recent years, he has contributed stories to various outlets including espnW.com, PGATour.com, The New York Times, The Met Golfer and Golf World (U.K.). He writes a monthly general-interest column for PineStraw, an arts and culture magazine in Southern Pines, N.C., his hometown. The author of the 2014 anthology "Arnie, Seve and a Fleck of Golf History," Fields has won four first-place awards and received more than two dozen other citations in the Golf Writers Association of America annual writing contest. His profile of Gene Sarazen was in The Best American Sports Writing 1996, and his stories have been noted six other times in the BASW. He has covered more than 100 men’s major championships along with dozens of women’s and senior majors. He also is an experienced photographer, having shot dozens of golf tournaments from 1984 to 1999, and continues to pursue that passion through personal and fine-art projects.