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Golf’s Peter Oosterhuis Says He Has Early Onset Alzheimer’s

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 22:21 Tuesday, 30 June 2015 22:15

Peter OosterhuisCanadian Press

Former British golfer and CBS analyst Peter Oosterhuis says he has early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

The 67-year-old Oosterhuis went public with the news in Golf World’s digital magazine with hopes it can bring attention and raise money toward finding a cure.

Oosterhuis is a six-time Ryder Cup player from England who became part of the golf broadcast team for CBS Sports. He announced in January he was stepping away from television work.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 19:34 Tuesday, 30 June 2015 19:02

The Greenbrier ClassicCanadian Press

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Site: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Greenbrier Resort, The Old White TPC (7,287 yards, par 70).

Purse: $6.7 million. Winner’s Share: $1,206,000.



Watson Wins Travelers Championship on 2nd Playoff Hole; DeLaet Qualifies For Open Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 07:24 Sunday, 28 June 2015 19:12

Bubba WatsonCanadian Press

CROMWELL, Connecticut (Pat Eaton-Robb/AP) — Bubba Watson is hard to beat in a playoff.

The long-driving lefty made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to outlast Paul Casey for his second Travelers Championship victory.



Jeff Maggert Wins U.S. Senior Open for 2nd Senior Major Title

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 June 2015 19:10 Sunday, 28 June 2015 19:00

Jeff MaggertCanadian Press

SACRAMENTO, California (Antonio Gonzalez/AP) — Jeff Maggert is moving into an elite class on golf’s senior circuit.

Maggert won the U.S. Senior Open for his second major victory on the Champions Tour this year. He closed with a 5-under 65 at sun-drenched Del Paso Country Club, edging defending champion Colin Montgomerie by two strokes.

The victory makes Maggert more than just a repeat winner on the 50-and-over tour. Along with Montgomerie (three) and Bernhard Langer (three), the three have combined to win the last eight majors.

“It’s satisfying just because the guys out here on the Champions Tour are the same guys that I was trying to beat 20 years ago,” Maggert said.



Rob Oppenheim Wins Tour’s Air Capital Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 June 2015 18:59 Sunday, 28 June 2015 18:53

Rob OppenheimCanadian Press

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) — Rob Oppenheim won the Air Capital Classic for his first Tour title, closing with a 6-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Andy Winings.

The 35-year-old Oppenheim finished at 13-under 267 at Crestview Country Club. He made a 25-foot eagle putt on the par-5 14th and closed with four straight pars, finishing more than an hour in front of the final pairing.



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