‘The World Lost a Great One,’ Hall of Famer Sadly Passes Away at 88 Years Old

February 23, 2019Feb 23, 2019

The golf world is in mourning as one of the greatest players in the game passed away recently. Gene Littler, a golf champion and Hall of Famer formerly known as “Gene the Machine,” died at 88 years old on Friday, February 15th.

According to PGA Tour, the golfer had a cancer scare more than 45 years ago. His cause of death was not released. It is unclear if it is related to health complications or simply just old age.

Littler had a very successful professional golf career. He achieved many accomplishments, but his most honorable recognitions include winning the U.S. Amateur in 1953 and winning the U.S. Open in 1961.

He also was awarded the Bob Jones Award, an award honoring exceptional sportsmanship in golf, in 1973. Following his several accomplishments, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1990.

Please keep Littler’s friends, family, and loved ones in your prayers during this difficult time! The former professional golfer will be greatly missed by many.

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