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Tim Rosaforte, former Golf Digest writer and noted TV analyst, dies at 66.
He was a senior writer at Golf Digest for more than 20 years and a former Golf Channel broadcaster, died Tuesday. He was 66 years old.
Cause of Death?
According to longtime family friend Craig Dolch, he died of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., .
What Was Tim Rosaforte Net Worth?
Tim Rosaforte at the time of his death had a net worth of $1milllion – $2million.
He is survived by his wife Genevieve Stewart Rosaforte and two daughters, Genna and Molly, and three grandchildren.
In a statement Tuesday, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said, “The PGA Tour family lost a friend today in Tim Rosaforte, one of the great golf journalists of his generation. Tim was an amazing storyteller and spent much of his energy showcasing what sets golf apart from other sports—the people and the personalities.
“A true professional, Tim always treated our organization and our athletes fairly, writing and speaking with an 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 calls—and Tim’s gentle spirit—will be missed tremendously by all of us lucky enough be a part of the greater golf community.”
“Tim developed relationships and trust from so many in the game, and you always know that if there was an important story to be told in golf, Tim was going to be the first call you received and usually the first one to report it,” Jack Nicklaus said last year after Rosaforte received the Memorial Golf Journalism Award at Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.
A past president of the Golf Writers Association of America, Rosaforte covered more than 150 major championships. He received the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism in 2014, and in 2020 he was awarded an honorary membership in the PGA of America, making him the first journalist and just the 12th person ever to earn such a distinction. In 2021, The Honda Classic, the PGA Tour stop in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., created the Tim Rosaforte Distinguished Service Award and dedicated its media room in his name.