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Oosterhuis retires after 20 years in broadcasting

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Peter Oosterhuis has announced his retirement after a 20-year broadcasting career that followed a successful stint as a player.

Oosterhuis, 66, began working as a TV analyst in 1995 and since then has been heard on golf broadcasts at Golf Channel, CBS and BBC.

The Englishman won seven times on the European Tour and was part of six Ryder Cup teams from 1971-1981, compiling a 14-11-3 individual record. His lone PGA Tour win came at the 1981 Canadian Open, and he was a runner-up at the Open Championship in both 1974 and 1982. Oosterhuis also led the European Tour Order of Merit for four straight seasons from 1971-74.

"Golf has been a big part of my life ever since I was a little boy growing up in England, and I thank CBS and Golf Channel for allowing me to continue in the sport after my playing days were over," Oosterhuis said in a release. "I feel it is the right time to step away to focus on things in life that I have always wanted to do."