PGA TOUR champion Peter Oosterhuis passes away at 75.


PGA TOUR winner, beloved Masters analyst Peter Oosterhuis dies at age 75


  • Peter Oosterhuis, beloved Masters analyst and PGA TOUR winner, has passed away at age 75.
  • Oosterhuis had a successful playing career, winning multiple titles and being a dominant force in golf.

Peter Oosterhuis, a former PGA TOUR winner and beloved Masters analyst, passed away at the age of 75. Oosterhuis was known for his stylish game and charming British accent, both on and off the course. He was a member of six consecutive Ryder Cup teams and had multiple victories on the DP World Tour.

Born in London in 1948, Oosterhuis enjoyed a stellar amateur golf career before turning professional in the late 1960s. He went on to win the 1969 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award and dominated the DP World Tour by winning multiple titles and securing the Order of Merit for four consecutive seasons.

Oosterhuis eventually made his way to the United States, where he played full time on the PGA TOUR from 1975 to 1986. He made his debut at the Masters Tournament in 1971 and played in a total of 343 official tournaments. Oosterhuis is still tied for the all-time lead in Ryder Cup singles victories with six.

While Oosterhuis never won again after his successful PGA TOUR debut, he continued to be involved in the game through other avenues. He worked as the Director of Golf at Forsgate Country Club and Riviera Country Club before transitioning into broadcasting. Oosterhuis was a fixture on CBS’s coverage of the PGA TOUR, working the Masters from 1997 through 2014.

After retiring from broadcasting in 2014, Oosterhuis revealed that he was battling early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by his wife, sons, stepsons, and grandchildren, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the world of golf.