By SteveSomething 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?
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.