Former Pro-Athlete, Hall of Famer Passes Away; Cause of Death Not Released

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May 16, 2018May 16, 2018

Fans are in mourning after a former professional golfer, Doug Ford, passed away recently. He was 95 years old at the time of his death.

Ford, a legend in the golf world, was the oldest surviving Masters champion, reported the Denver Post. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011 and had several winning titles under his belt.

In 1955, he won the PGA Championship and was also named PGA Player of the Year that same year.

An official cause of death was not released. However, it is known that the former golfer suffered a number of strokes recently in his old age.

A statement was released on PGA’s official website Tuesday evening.

“World Golf Hall of Famer Doug Ford Sr., the oldest living major champion and one of golf’s most durable competitors, died Monday evening in Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center,” the statement said. “Ford, who had suffered a pair of strokes over the past year, was 95.”

Golf fans and other professional golfers paid a tribute to the late Ford via social media.

https://twitter.com/jacknicklaus/status/996544060029636608

https://twitter.com/ThomasTeeMan/status/996513018090610688

Please keep Doug Ford’s friends, family, and loved ones in your prayers today. May God bring them peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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