Geliebter Golf Channel-Star stirbt nach zweijähriger Krankheit an Alzheimer

BELOVED Golf Channel star TimRosieRosaforte has died from Alzheimer’s Disease after a two-year battle with the illness.

The sports reporter retired in December 2019 after a career that spanned more than 40 years in newspapers, magazines, books and television.

Sportswriter Tim Rosaforte passed away on Tuesday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease

Sportswriter Tim Rosaforte passed away on Tuesday after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease
Rosaforte's career spanned more than 40 years in newspapers, magazines, books and television

Rosaforte’s career spanned more than 40 years in newspapers, magazines, books and televisionAnerkennung: Getty

The PGA Tour family lost a friend today in Tim Rosaforte, one of the great golf journalists of his generation,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement on Tuesday.

Tim was an amazing storyteller and spent much of his energy on showcasing what sets golf apart from other sportsthe people and the personalities.

A true professional, Tim always treated our organization and our athletes fairly, writing and speaking with opinion but without an agenda. He never stopped working the phones, ensuring that he not only got the story first, he got the story right.

Those phone callsand Tim’s gentle spiritwill be missed tremendously by all of us lucky enough to be a part of the greater golf community.

Rosaforte was 66 zum Zeitpunkt seines Todes.

Im 2020, he became just the 12th personand the first journalistto be appointed a PGA of America honorary member, joining a list that includes former Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, and nine-time major champion Gary Player.

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Rosaforte was honored with several awards over his career, including the PGA of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism.

Over his career, he wrote for the Tampa Times, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Sports Illustrated and Golf Digest.

Rosaforte also took the golf broadcasting duties at the USA Network and the NBC-Golf Channel reporting team.

Tim Rosaforte and golf legend Tiger Woods in 2007

Tim Rosaforte and golf legend Tiger Woods in 2007Anerkennung: Getty

GOLF WORLD MOURNS ROSAFORTE’S DEATH

In a statement announcing Rosaforte’s death, Golf Central tweeted: “Tim Rosaforte, the veteran journalist who became one of the first television ‘insiders,’ passed away Tuesday after a brief battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 66.

Golf Channel anchor Rich Lemer wrote: “Our colleague Tim Rosaforte passed away today after a battle with aggressive Alzheimer’s. Gerade 66. Beloved in golf.

Broke stories, but never his word. Unselfish, tough but tender, trusted friend who’d do anything for you, a genuinely good soul. May his memory be a blessing.

NBA superstar Chris Paul said: “Schon seit 2009 second to only Bball, I’ve watched more golf than anything…prayers to Tim Rosaforte’s family.

Although I’d never met him I listened to and watched him all the time. Was always full of energy and kept me engaged as a fan of golf!!”

Five-time PGA winner Kevin Na tweeted: “Rest in peace Tim Rosaforte. We will miss you!”

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