Veteran writer and on-air personality covered the game for newspapers, magazines and TV in a 40-year career
Announced: Tim Rosaforte, that he will retire from his role as a reporter and on-air personality at Golf Channel, effective at the end of the year, the network said Thursday. Rosaforte, 64, of Jupiter, Fla., landed at Golf Channel in 2007, while he still was covering the PGA Tour for Golf Digest and Golf World magazines. Earlier in his 40-year career, Rosaforte covered golf for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper in Fort Lauderdale. “As our industry evolved, Tim evolved with it,” said Geoff Russell, Golf Channel's executive editor. “No matter the platform, he excelled and established the standard for the rest of us to try and match. Golf Channel will miss him, and so will the entire golf community.” Rosaforte has covered more than 125 major championships and 17 Ryder Cups and been honored with more than 40 writing awards, according to Golf Channel. He won the 2014 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism for his contribution to the game.