Friday, March 20, 2015


                                                FROM THE EUROPEAN TOUR WEBSITE
European Tour Chief Executive, George O’Grady, has paid tribute to former Ryder Cup player and broadcaster, Peter Oosterhuis, pictured left, who has decided to retire at the age of 66.
Oosterhuis brought the same diligence and professionalism to his latter career as a golf analyst on television as he had when winning 20 times on The European Tour and capturing four consecutive Order of Merit crowns between 1971 and 1974.

London-born Oosterhuis worked for CBS Sports, the Golf Channel and Sky Sports for 20 years after making the seamless switch from playing the game superbly to analysing it with an insightful clarity and a sense of humour.
O’Grady, said: “I am certain I speak for everyone connected to The European Tour in paying tribute to Peter, not only in his previous career as a great player but since he moved into the world of broadcasting.
“His professionalism showed through in all of his commentaries, where his insights helped bring this great game that we love to life. We wish him well in his retirement and hope to use his experience wherever possible in the future.”
Oosterhuis, who spent 11 years on the US PGA Tour, played in six Ryder Cups and finished runner-up in The Open twice, in 1974 behind Gary Player and again in 1982 when Tom Watson was champion.
After deciding to hang up the microphone, Oosterhuis said: “Golf has been a big part of my life ever since I was a little boy growing up in England, and I thank CBS and Golf Channel for allowing me to continue in the sport after my playing days were over.
“I feel it is the right time to step away to focus on things in life that I have always wanted to do.”



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