27 Jan '12, 6pm

USGA: Past WC Chairman Barbara Douglas Dies

USGA: Past WC Chairman Barbara Douglas Dies

Barbara Douglas, who in 2009 became the first minority chairman of the USGA Women’s Committee, died Jan. 27 in Glendale, Ariz., after a three-year battle with cancer. She was 69 years old. Related Content Barbara Douglas Photo Gallery Douglas was diagnosed with stage-4 ovarian cancer in March 2009, just one month after she was appointed Women’s Committee chairman, a dream come true after her 16 years of service as a committee member. Despite the disabling effects of treatment, which included chemotherapy, Douglas displayed tremendous courage and endurance as a proactive chairman who seldom missed a USGA women’s championship. Four days after her diagnosis, Douglas endured more than five hours of surgery, and when she awoke immediately asked her surgeon if she could attend U.S. Women’s Open Media Day. Throughout her battle, she scheduled treatments to fit her schedule of Wom...

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