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MGA Remembers Dave Anderson

The Metropolitan Golf Association deeply regrets the passing of Dave Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times. Dave was one of only three sports writers to be honored with the Pulitzer Prize which he received in 1981 for sports commentary. Dave's accomplishments as a columnist, reporter and author over a 50-year career have been widely recognized. In 1994 he received the Associated Press sports editors Red Smith Award for major contributions to sports journalism.

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While Dave covered many sports, he had a true love and passion for golf, covering many of the major events for decades. A true fan of the game, Dave was an active and interested golfer himself and a long-time member of Knickerbocker Country Club. He was also an active and engaged board member of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association and that group honored Anderson with their Linc Werden Golf Journalism Award in 1996. Anderson also gave back generously to the game he loved. He was a frequent speaker at local Association events and supported many MGA programs and activities. For his support of the game locally and at the Times he received the MGA's highest honor--its Distinguished Service Award--in 2007.

Dave's accomplishments as an extraordinary writer and journalist were only exceeded By the class and elegance in which he conducted himself. He will be missed by his many friends in golf and his millions of readers over the years. Our deepest sympathies go out to his sons and daughters and the entire Anderson family.

For those who wish to make a donation in Dave Anderson’s memory, the family has designated the following organization:

Children’s Cancer and Blood Foundation
466 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017


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