Originally created 08/01/98

AP golf writer Bob Green dies



DALLAS -- Bob Green, the longtime Associated Press golf writer who covered some of the game's greatest moments and interviewed some of its biggest stars at more than 1,000 tournaments, died of cancer. He was 66.

Green died Thursday night at Baylor University Medical Center. He was first diagnosed with liver cancer in 1995; the disease had been in remission until about two months ago.

Green worked for the AP for four decades, including 26 years as golf writer. He retired in 1995.

"Bob was one of my favorites among the writers who covered golf in my time on the tour," Arnold Palmer said. "You could always be comfortable talking to Bob. You knew he would get it right."

Green and his wife Iva lived in Weatherford, about 30 miles west of Fort Worth.

"He was a gentleman of the old school," Mrs. Green said. "His ethics, both in business and professionally, were of the highest standard. He was just a fine man with a tremendous sense of humor."