Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Small World Department

By Steve

Something I noticed in the obituaries for Bob Rosburg, the ABC golf announcer who died last week (and stop me if you’ve heard this) - when he was twelve, Bob Rosberg played in the club championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco (site of numerous major championships over the years) and defeated a man 39 years his senior. The name of that 51-year-old?

Ty Cobb.

The story said that it was maybe two years before Cobb would show his face at Olympic again, so embarrassed was he by losing to a 12-year-old.

Ty Cobb died in 1961 – but he lived long enough to be around when Bob Rosburg won the PGA Championship in 1959. I wonder if he was watching.

And now you know…the rest of the story.

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