Death of John Derr

June 7, 2015
Pinehurst, North Carolina

Longtime golf journalist dies at 97
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The Associated Press

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — John Derr, who reported from the Masters a record 62 times and broadcast from the 15th green when it first was on television, died of an apparent heart attack, his daughter said Sunday. He was 97.

Cricket Gentry said her father watched American Pharoah win the Belmont Stakes to capture the Triple Crown. She went to his house after the race Saturday evening and found him in his chair in front of the TV.

"It was like he had stood up...

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