Barry Svrluga

Washington, D.C.

Sports columnist

Education: Duke University, BA in history

Barry Svrluga came to The Washington Post in 2003 after working at newspapers in Corning, N.Y.; Portland, Maine; and Raleigh, N.C. At those stops, he covered topics including NASCAR, high school lacrosse and the Final Four. At The Post, he has covered college basketball and football, the Washington Nationals, and the Redskins. He is a regular member of The Post's Olympics team, dating to the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, and he became a columnist for the Sports section in 2016.
Latest from Barry Svrluga

What questions do you have about the PGA Championship? Ask The Post.

Barry Svrluga answers your questions about Phil Mickelson's exile, Tiger Woods's chances and other story lines this weekend at Southern Hills.

May 17, 2022

After another playoff loss, the Capitals’ proud core faces hard questions

Eventually, the team's aging stalwarts will have to be supporting characters for spry legs who can do the heavy lifting.

May 13, 2022

Do the Capitals have the durability to make a deep run? Your questions, answered.

Barry Svrluga and Samantha Pell answered your questions about the Washington Capitals' first-round playoff series with the Florida Panthers.

May 10, 2022

The Capitals need every body against Florida, and a huge one is absent

As the Capitals slug it out with top-seeded Florida, it's hard not to wonder how Tom Wilson could impact this series.

May 10, 2022

Max Homa’s PGA Tour opponents believe he can compete. Now he does, too.

Max Homa knows the highs and lows of pro golf, and the journey continues. But at the Wells Fargo Championship, he became a four-time PGA Tour winner.

May 8, 2022

For these underdog Capitals, the shoe is on the other foot. Finally.

The Capitals know the pressure of being the top seed. The Panthers are learning.

May 7, 2022

In golf, the climb back to the top is a process that follows no schedule

The trajectory of golfers’ careers are marked by the squiggliest lines, as Francesco Molinari and Rickie Fowler can attest.

May 5, 2022

Rory McIlroy, once a carefree phenom, has grown into the conscience of golf

McIlroy comes back to Washington, where he had one of his greatest triumphs, as his sport's deepest, most developed and most eloquent voice.

May 4, 2022

Could the Capitals’ playoff run mark the end of an era? Your questions, answered.

Barry Svrluga and Samantha Pell answered your questions about the Washington Capitals and the NHL postseason.

May 3, 2022

Ilya Samsonov or Vitek Vanecek? Caps must pick a goalie and ride him.

Entering a playoff matchup against the top-seeded Florida Panthers, Coach Peter Laviolette can't waffle over his decision in net.

May 2, 2022