URI Grad, Legendary Golf Writer Tim Rosaforte Passes Away

University of Rhode Island graduate and legendary golf writer Tim Rosaforte passed away due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Rosaforte was 66 years old. 

“The PGA Tour family lost a friend today in Tim Rosaforte, one of the great golf journalists of his generation. Tim was an amazing storyteller and spent much of his energy on showcasing what sets golf apart from other sports – the people and the personalities,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan in a statement. 

Rosaforte is survived by his wife Genevieve and daughters Genna and Molly. 

Rosaforte’s Career 

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.

In June of 2021, URI named an endowed scholarship after Rosaforte. 

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