Golf Champion George Archer

Former US Masters golf champion George Archer, considered one of the best putters in the game's history, has died after a year-long battle with Burkitt's lymphoma, a form of NHL. Archer, who won the 1969 Masters by a stroke, was 65.

A 12-times winner on the PGA Tour, Archer died at his home in Incline Village, Nevada on Sunday, GolfDigest.com reported on its website.

His daughter, Elizabeth, became the first female caddie in Masters history when she carried his bag at the 1983 tournament.

A memorial service is planned for October 25 in Gilroy, California.

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