Bob Murphy Personal Notes
Has a history of severe arthritis, which he overcame to continue his golf career.
Recipient of the 1996 Ben Hogan Award from the Golf Writers Association of America for his comeback from arthritis.
Serves as national spokesman for the Hook-A-Kid On Golf program.
Initially returned to the television booth in 2000, joining NBC for a number of events before becoming a full-time member of the broadcast team through the 2009 season. Also worked for CBS golf telecasts during the 1980s and then joined ESPN golf broadcasts in the early 1990s.
Was a standout pitcher and hitter in his youth and led his high school baseball team to the state championship in 1960.
Got started in golf after suffering a football injury that forced him to the sidelines for baseball as well.
Lucky number is 13.
Biggest thrill in golf was winning the U.S. Amateur title in 1965 after only playing golf for four years.
Enjoys watching "CSI" on television.
Favorite entertainer is the late Luciano Pavarotti.