to retire next year
most distinguished player, Sir Bob Charles, confirmed this morning
that next year will be his final as a professional.
Charles, 65, said he would quit the senior PGA tour at the end of
next year and move into semi-retirement.
Now based in
Florida, Charles was Knighted for services to the sport in January
and remains the only New Zealander to win a major the 1963
after more than 40 years as a professional, he wanted to spend more
time with his grandchildren and elderly parents.
"My game is
not dramatically falling away. It is slipping but not to the extent
I want to leave right away," he said.
play a full season next year including the New Zealand Open.
60th this year earning $US282,370 ($526,318) in prize money.
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