Tim Rosaforte, a former golf writer for Sports activities Illustrated and Golf Digest, died Tuesday of problems from Alzheimer’s Illness. He was 66 years old.
In his profession, Rosaforte lined greater than 125 majors and 17 Ryder Cups, in accordance with the PGA Tour. He was as soon as president of the Golf Writers Affiliation of America and acquired the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism in 2014.
Rosaforte was often known as a golf insider for his work with the Golf Channel, which started in earnest in 2007 after showing on the community in its early years.
“The PGA Tour household misplaced a pal at present in Tim Rosaforte, one of many nice golf journalists of his era,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement. “Tim was a tremendous storyteller and spent a lot of his vitality showcasing what units golf other than different sports activities—the folks and the personalities.
“A real skilled, Tim at all times handled our group and our athletes pretty, writing and talking with an opinion, however with out an agenda. He by no means stopped working the telephones, guaranteeing that he not solely bought the story first, he bought the story proper, These telephone calls—and Tim’s light spirit—shall be missed tremendously by all of us fortunate sufficient be part of the higher golf neighborhood.”
In 2020, a yr after he retired, Rosaforte grew to become the primary journalist to obtain a lifetime PGA membership.
A local of Mount Kisco, N.Y., Rosaforte graduated from the College of Rhode Island with a journalism diploma in 1977. He is survived by his spouse, two daughters and three grandchildren.