29 Apr '15, 3pm

PLAYERS champion Peete passes away at age 71

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- With THE PLAYERS Championship set to start next week, the PGA TOUR mourns the loss of Calvin Peete, a winner of the event 30 years ago and a pioneer who overcame great physical hardship to become a dominant TOUR player in the 1980s. Peete died this morning in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 71. Peete was born July 18, 1943, in Detroit as the eighth of nine children to Dennis and Irenna Peete. He won 12 PGA TOUR titles in his career, and of those dozen victories, 11 of them came between 1982 and 1986—all the while playing with a left arm he couldn’t totally extend because of a broken elbow that occurred during a childhood fall. Peete’s elbow healed incorrectly when his doctor didn’t properly set the arm in a cast. With his easily recognizable swing because of his permanently bent arm, Peete used uncanny accuracy off the tee to become the fourth African-A...

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