European golf icon Peter Oosterhuis passes away at age 75


European golf legend Peter Oosterhuis dies aged 75


  • European golf legend Peter Oosterhuis dies at 75.
  • He had a successful playing career in Europe and America before becoming a popular commentator.


European golf legend Peter Oosterhuis passed away at the age of 75, one day before his 76th birthday, after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. He had a successful career on the European Tour and then in the United States, winning the 1969 Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award and leading the Order of Merit for four years. Oosterhuis made a mark on European golf through his performances in the Ryder Cup, where he excelled with six singles victories and played for both the Great Britain & Ireland side and European side. Although he never won a major, Oosterhuis had a notable second-place finish at The Open Championship. After retiring from playing, he became a lead analyst for Golf Channel’s DP World Tour coverage and also worked for CBS’ PGA Tour coverage. He will be remembered for his contributions both on and off the course.