Wednesday, April 16

Former Masters Broadcaster Shoots Age

John Derr interviewing Ben Hogan
for CBS Radio.


John Derr is a former golf journalist and CBS broadcaster who covered 62 Masters. His friends in golf included Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead.

I asked him what was new this morning. “Celebrated 90th birthday playing the Gary Player course at Pinewild in 85,” John wrote, “but went 5 over par in last three holes.”

John lives in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The rest of us should be so lucky.

“But holding around 88-94,” he added, “except last week on No. 2 I failed to post a score. Had only three pars.”

Recently, John’s been doing a local radio show with some other “golf nuts,” writing and giving talks.

−The Armchair Golfer

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