Peter Oosterhuis, one of the most recognizable names in golf television over the past two decades, has announced his retirement.
“Golf has been a big part of my life ever since I was a little boy growing up in England and I thank CBS and Golf Channel for allowing me to continue in the sport after my playing days were over,” said Oosterhuis. “I feel it is the right time to step away to focus on things in life that I have always wanted to do.”
An 11-year member of the PGA Tour, he also played on the European Tour, and has more than 20 victories, along with six European Ryder Cup appearances.
He joined the CBS golf team on a full-time basis in 1998, and has been working for the network at The Masters since 1997.
Born in England, the 66-year-old Oosterhuis won the European Tour’s Order of Merit four straight years (1971-1974). He finished second at The Open championship in 1974 and 1982, and was third at The Masters in 1973, leading after three rounds.