May 15, 2009
Rosburg, golf pro, commentator dead at 82
Bob Rosburg, who 10 tour titles including the 1959 PGA Championship and was known for on-course television commentary, has died at the age of 82.
Rosburg died Thursday from injuries incurred in a fall outside a California restaurant, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
He was also well-known for his television golf reporting for ABC beginning in 1974.
Bob Rosburg was not only a PGA Tour veteran and pioneer, but a great communicator and student of the game, said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem. "His distinguished tour career was matched by his decades-long tenure with ABC Sports where his analysis and commentary as one of golf's first on-course announcers paved the way for how golf is reported.
We all owe a debt of gratitude to him for bringing the sport of golf to life, both as a competitor and a commentator.