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Talent Profile - Peter Oosterhuis, Golf Analyst

Peter Oosterhuis is a golf analyst for golf coverage on CBS Sports. This is his profile as published by the Network. Last updated Jan 26, 2008.

Peter Oosterhuis joined the CBS Sports golf announce team full time in 1998 after serving as an analyst for the CBS Television Network's coverage of four tournaments, including the Masters and the PGA Championship, in 1997. Oosterhuis also serves as contributing analyst for the Golf Channel's Post-game show and as analyst for select Champions Tour events and the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament.

He served as a lead analyst for the Golf Channel's early-round coverage of several PGA TOUR events (1998-2002). Before joining CBS, Oosterhuis was the lead analyst for the Golf Channel's coverage of the European Tour (1995-97), reporting on approximately 90 tournaments. He covered the PGA TOUR for Sky Broadcasting in Britain (1994) and two British Open Championships for the BBC.

As a player, Oosterhuis competed on the PGA TOUR full time from 1975 to 1986. Before that, he played in Europe and other parts of the world on the European Tour. He amassed more than 20 victories worldwide, including the 1973 British PGA Championship, the 1973 and 1974 French Open and the 1981 Canadian Open. In 1973, he competed in 43 tournaments in 17 countries. He was runner-up in the British Open in 1974 and 1982 and led the European Tour Order of Merit for four consecutive years (1971-74), a record that stood until it was broken by Colin Montgomerie in 1997. In 1984, Oosterhuis led in the sand-saves statistical category on the PGA TOUR.

Oosterhuis played on six Ryder Cup teams for Europe from 1971 to 1981. He is co-holder of the record for most wins in singles with Nick Faldo, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Sam Snead and Lee Trevino (six). His wins include victories over Palmer and Johnny Miller.

As an amateur, Oosterhuis played for Great Britain against the United States in the 1967 Walker Cup Match and represented Great Britain in the 1968 World Amateur Team Championship. From 1987 to 1993, he was director of golf at the Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg, N.J., and at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

He was born May 3, 1948, in London, England, and lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., with his wife, Ruth Ann.

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