Golf World Mourns the Loss of PGA Tour Champions Legend Bruce Fleisher

Published 09/24/2021, 4:26 PM EDT


On September 23, 2021, American professional golfer Bruce Fleisher passed away. The golf icon was suffering from cancer and a family member announced his death on a Facebook post. Of course, the golf world has been grieving over Fleisher’s death and condolences have been pouring in from everywhere.

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Fleisher had been suffering from an illness for a long time, having health issues since 2002. Having started young, the Tennessee native started playing golf with his brothers. Let’s take a look at all the messages the golf world sent ahead after Fleisher’s passing away.

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Golf world mourns for Bruce Fleisher

Countless people poured in with condolences after the news of Fleisher’s death was announced. The PGA Tour Champions was one of the first accounts to come ahead and make a statement, even sharing some highlights from his career.

Fleisher, who won 18 times, turned professional in 1969 after a successful amateur career. In 1990, he also made his Gateway Open debut. He played a promising game, finished T2 as Ted Tryba finished.

“Our thoughts are with Bruce’s friends and family as we mourn the passing of an incredible competitor and friend,” said Miller Brady, PGA Tour Champions President. “Bruce had an exceptional career on PGA TOUR Champions, highlighted by his 18 victories, and we’re forever grateful for the impact he made on so many people throughout his career“.

He also has one PGA Tour win–The 1991 New England Classic. Fleisher entered the tournament after Bobby Cole withdrew, only to make it to the playoff with Ian Baker-Finch. In a seven-hole overtime play, Fleisher had won.

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Fleisher’s PGA Tour Champions career was exceptional, which he started with two wins at the Royal Caribbean Classic and the American Express Invitational.

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He started with two wins and two runner-up finishes in his first four starts and ended the 1999 season as the Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year. Fleisher is ranked eighth on the all-time money list, which is proof of his dominance in the Tour.

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The golf champion is survived by his wife Wendy.

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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