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Golf writer Todd Phipers dies

DENVER -- Todd Phipers, a sports columnist for The Denver Post, died Wednesday of cancer. He was 58.

Phipers had been a member of The Post staff for 29 years.

His career in journalism began in 1961 in Gilroy, Calif. He came to the Denver area in 1966 as a reporter for the Jeffco Times in Lakewood then moved to the Rocky Mountain News later that year. He moved to the Post in 1970.

Phipers took over the Post's golf beat in 1983 and became the first recipient of the Colorado Open's Ralph Moore Golf Journalism Award, named after his predecessor on the Post golf beat.

He is survived by a son, Nicholas, and an ex-wife, Barb.