Golfing Great Passes Away

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday Sept 3, 2008
CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ark. (AP) -- A man with one of golf's sweetest
swings and most explosive tempers has passed away. Tommy Bolt, the
winner of the 1958 U.S. Open championship, was 92.

Mary Lou Bolt says her husband died Saturday after "his liver
shut down." Bolt, who served overseas with the Army during World War II, won 15 Professional Golfers Association events and several more titles on the seniors tour. Yet it was his temper that gained him the most notoriety.

Nicknamed "Terrible Tempered Tommy" and "Thunder," Bolt was
often fined and suspended by the PGA Tour for slamming clubs and
using abusive language. He set up a special fund from his winnings
to pay the fines.


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