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Died: Phil Rodgers, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and a longtime golf instructor, on Tuesday at his home in his native San Diego. He was 80 and had suffered from leukemia for 15 years, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Rodgers compiled seven top-10 finishes in major championships from 1962 to 1966 and perhaps is best-known for a tournament that he didn’t win. In the 1963 British Open, Rodgers lost to Bob Charles in a 36-hole playoff. Rodgers carried a booming voice that earned him the facetious nickname of “Mr. Whisper,” which he proudly carried onto his license plate, according to the Union-Tribune. After his two-victory rookie season in 1962 on the PGA Tour, Rodgers was featured on the Jan. 14, 1963, cover of Sports Illustrated under the headline “The Brashest Man in Golf.”