including the major championships.
“Bob Rosburg was the most helpful, patient, understanding individual you could imagine when I was trying to break into golf television,” says Rankin. “He took me under his wing. He would take me right out onto the golf course and show me where to stand and what to look for in certain situations.
“His knowledge of the game made him uniquely qualified to serve as an on-course analyst, and the other players really respected what he had to say. Bob is someone who will be sorely missed throughout the golf community.”
Indeed, Rosburg will not be at Hazeltine National Golf Club to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his 1959 PGA Championship, but he will be watching from a fairway on high. This week, golf will toast the ’ 59 PGA Champion and remember fondly his triumph half a century ago at Minneapolis Golf Club. ●
Bob Rosburg came from six strokes back entering the final round to claim the 1959 PGA Championship at age 32.