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Synch of a sort.
I mentioned a Willie McRae in the Conspiracy thread at the weekend, and whaddayouknow the legendary caddy Willie McRae goes and dies aged 85.

 

A well known face over the Ages.

 

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/sports/golf/2018/10/29/legendary-caddie-willie-mcrae-dies-85/38311423/

 

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US Tour player in the 1970's Jim Jamieson dead at 75.

 

Best year was 72 when tied for 5th in the Masters and 2nd in the USPGA

 

https://www.pgatour.com/news/2018/12/07/jim-jamieson-passes-away-75.html

 

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Per Golf Digest, Forrest Fezler died Friday at the age of 69. His son tweeted that his father had been battling brain cancer.

The elder Fezler played on the PGA Tour from 1972-1983 and managed to win the 1974 Southern Open for his sole PGA Tour title. He finished second at the 1974 U.S. Open as well. After his playing career, Fezler got into course design and construction. 
But Fezler would be most known for something that happened at Oakmont.  Fezler was competing in the 1983 U.S. Open at the storied course. Out of contention in the final round, Fezler went to a port-o-john after putting out on 17 and changed into shorts.  Technically, the U.S. Golf Association didn’t have a rule expressly banning shorts at that time. Fezler was still upset about an incident at the U.S. Open two years prior where he and playing competitor John Schroeder were assessed slow-play penalties that were ultimately rescinded.

Fezler knew 1983 would be his last U.S. Open and wanted to make a statement without getting in trouble. With some help from a photographer, Fezler got it confirmed by the USGA that wearing shorts wasn’t against the rules. So he took action that Sunday as a form of protest about the ’81 incident, with a photo snapped of his emergence into shorts.
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Twitterperch full of reports of the death of golf course designer Alice Dye.

 

Along with her hubby Pete, many championship courses. I recognise her from Rory McIlroy's PGA Golf (EA Sports) as she and Pete are name checked several times.

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Uh oh, her tee shot went into the trap, and Dye looks to be buried.

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I love the fact that we're reporting the death of a the wife of a gold course architect.

I've missed this place.

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