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Beloved Golf Channel star ‘Rosie’ dies of Alzheimer’s after two years of illness

BELOVED Golf Channel star Tim “Rosie” Rosaforte has died of Alzheimer’s disease after a two-year battle with the disease.

Sports journalist who retired in December 2019 after a career spanning more than 40 years in newspapers, magazines, books and television.

Sports writer Tim Rosaforte passed away on Tuesday after a battle with Alzheimer's

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Sports writer Tim Rosaforte passed away on Tuesday after a battle with Alzheimer’s

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

“Tim is a great storyteller and has put a lot of his energy into showcasing what sets golf apart from other sports – people and personalities.

“A true professional, Tim has always treated our organization and athletes fairly, writing and speaking from a point of view but without an agenda. He is constantly working on the phone, making sure he not only got the story first, but got the story right.”

“Those phone calls – and Tim’s light-hearted spirit – will be greatly missed by all of us who are fortunate enough to be part of the larger golf community.”

Rosaforte was 66 years old when she died.

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