Golf Writer Bisher Dies

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Sportswriter Furman Bisher covers the Masters Tournament in 2000. Bisher began his career in 1938 and since that time has covered the Masters, as well as every Kentucky Derby since 1950 and each Super Bowl but the first. Among his many honors are membership in the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame and the International Golf Writers Hall of Fame.

AWARD WINNING WRITER COVERED MASTERS

FAYETTEVILLE, GA (AP) – Award winning Georgia sportswriter Furman Bisher, who covered everything from major golf tournaments to the Triple Crown during a career that spanned six decades, died Sunday of a massive heart attack outside Atlanta. He was 93.

Bisher retired in 2009 after 59 years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, writing his final column on the same typewriter he used in 1950.

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Bisher retired in 2009 after 59 years at the newspaper, writing his final column on the same typewriter he’d used in 1950. At his retirement, Bisher said, “I just decided that’s enough. I had been thinking about it a couple weeks…I just won’t be writing a column.”

The newspaper reported that the North Carolina native wrote hundreds of articles for national magazines including Sports Illustrated and the Saturday Evening Post. His several books included an autobiography of Hank Aaron.

Bisher began his career in 1938 at the Lumberton Voice in North Carolina, and became an editor at the Charlotte News two years later.

John R Craig

John R CraigJohn Craig has covered local amateur to top pro golf for Capitalareagolf.com since 2008. He has covered news and sports in the Capital Area on TV, radio and print since 2000. Follow John on Google+