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Furman Bisher's Bio


Furman Bisher (b. November 4, 1918 in Denton, North Carolina) is a sports columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , where he once served as sports editor, and is a columnist for The Sporting News. Bisher has written for Sports Illustrated, The Saturday Evening Post and many other national publications.

A 1938 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bisher became editor of the Lumberton Voice at the age of 20. He went on to work at the High Point Enterpirse and the Charlotte News, where he became the sports editor in 1948.

Bisher was president of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association from 1974 to 1976, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 1959-60.

In 1961, Time magazine named him one of the nation's five best columnists.

Bisher, who is nearly 90 as the 2006 PGA golf season progresses, is the "dean" of the many hundreds of golf and general sports journalists who descend upon Augusta, GA each April for The Masters tournament, and was profiled as such between rounds two and three of the 2006 Masters by The Golf Channe





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