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.