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Golf – 1978 – Highlights – PGA Championship – 3rd Round – Hole 17 – With Chris Schenkel + Dave Marr

Dave Marr, Jr. (December 27, 1933 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional golfer and  sportscaster….who was best known for winning the 1965 PGA Championship. Marr served as a golf analyst for ABC from 1972 until 1991….and was usually teamed with host Jim McKay, Chris Schenkel (as seen in this video herewith) and fellow one-time PGA Championship winner, Bob Rosburg.  He later worked for the BBC in Britain and NBC in the U.S.  Marr was a close friend of golf legend Arnold Palmer  ….as both were sons of PGA pros and developed a close bond. Palmer called Marr’s 1965 PGA victory “one of the happiest moments of my life”….a tournament which was won at Palmer’s home course. The two of them used to joke that between them they won a career grand slam…..as Palmer won seven  majors in his career….but never the PGA Championship….where he was a runner-up three times. 

Chris Schenkel (August 21, 1923 – September 11, 2005) was an American sportscaster…..who over the course of five decades he called play-by-play for numerous sports on television and radio…..thus  becoming known for his smooth delivery and baritone voice.  ABC Sports hired Schenkel in 1965….where he broadcast college football, Major League Baseball, NBA basketball, tennis, boxing,  auto racing, the Summer and Winter Olympic Games and golf tournaments….as seen in this video herewith.  

Schenkel became widely known for covering professional bowling, mainly for the Professional Bowlers Association….with the program becoming known as the Professional Bowlers Tour….which he covered bowling from the early 1960’s until 1997….as it became one of ABC’s signature sports for Saturday afternoons. 

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