Sony Open, PGA Tour Honor Tim Rosaforte With Purple Ribbons

Kevin Kisner 2022 Sony Open
Kevin Kisner tees off on the 16th tee box during the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae CC on Jan 13, 2022 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Tim Rosaforte, the Golf Channel insider, who lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease this week, is being honored at the Sony Open as players, caddies, and officials are wearing purple ribbons to pay tribute.

The American Alzheimer’s Association picked purple as their signature color, because it “combines the calm stability of blue and the passionate energy of red. Purple makes a statement about our Association and our supporters: we are strong and unrelenting in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.”

Rosaforte was a senior writer at Golf Digest and its sister publication Golf World for more than 20 years, and also worked at Sports Illustrated, Golf Channel and NBC before being forced to retire in 2019 because of Alzheimer’s.

Rosaforte was survived by his wife, Genevieve, daughters Molly and Genna and three grandchildren.


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