Legendary Golf Writer, URI Grad Rosaforte Elected Honorary PGA of America Member
Legendary golf writer Tim Rosaforte was elected as an honorary member of the PGA of America.
He becomes just the 12th person and first journalist to receive the honor.
“Tim Rosaforte’s passion for getting to the heart of a story matched his admiration for the PGA Professional. His career journey was one of love and devotion to this great game. Tim earned the title, ‘Mr. Insider,’ for his attention to detail and dogged pursuit of the facts that often resulted in his ‘scooping’ his peers. He also earned a rightful place among the PGA family for the care he put into his work about our Members,” said PGA Honorary President Suzy Whaley.
Rosaforte graduated from the University of Rhode Island and has been a supporter of the Burke Fund.
He served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Anniversary Dinner back in 2012.
Rosaforte, now 65, covered the game of golf for almost four decades and worked at Golf Digest for over 20 years.
After graduating from URI in 1977, he moved to Florida and started working for the Tampa Times.
After that, he worked for the Sun-Sentinel and the Palm Beach Post.
In 1993, he took a job at Sports Illustrated before joining Golf Digest in 1996.
He eventually moved to TV where he worked for the USA Network’s “PGA Tour Sunday” in 2003 and then Golf Channel.
In 2014, Rosaforte received the PGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism.
Rosaforte retired in 2019.
Sadly, according to Golf Digest, Rosaforte is currently battling early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.