CBS Sports to Share Inspirational Stories of PGA TOUR Players Impacted by Cancer

PGA TOUR 2017: Making Cancer History presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center airing Saturday, April 15

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CBS Sports will air Making Cancer History presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2 p.m. ET, April 15. The hour-long special will document the courage of those on the PGA TOUR and throughout the golf community who have been impacted by cancer.

Produced by PGA TOUR Entertainment, the program takes an in-depth look at the following stories:

Stewart and Lisa Cink: In May 2016, Lisa Cink, wife of 2009 Open Championship winner Stewart Cink, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Stewart, a fixture on the PGA TOUR for two decades, took a leave of absence to be with Lisa as she started her treatment. Now, nearly a year later, the Cinks tell their story and how The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, along with the support of the PGA TOUR, has played a huge part in it.

Russell Knox: Introduced to the Jacksonville Child Cancer Fund in 2014, two-time PGA TOUR winner Russell Knox was inspired to do more with the organization. Not only has Knox contributed to various events put on by the organization, he also took it one step further at this season’s OHL Classic at Mayakoba by donating money for every birdie and eagle he made at the event.  After his third-place finish the organization benefited greatly, as did local families in Knox’s community who are battling cancer.

Sean O’Hair and Chris Logan: At the 2010 Quicken Loans National tournament, former PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year and four-time PGA TOUR winner Sean O’Hair hit a wayward shot into the gallery that struck spectator Chris Logan in the head. While Logan was being checked for a possible concussion, the EMT spotted a lump near his throat. The lump turned out to be a malignant tumor on Logan’s thyroid. The errant shot truly saved his life.

Bill Harmon: The youngest brother of Butch Harmon, Bill was diagnosed with cancer after finding a tumor on the back of his tongue. A recovering alcoholic now 20 years sober, the esteemed instructor had to once again reclaim his life. His bout with cancer brought the brothers together in the fight while Bill received treatment at MD Anderson.

Cancer Updates:  The PGA TOUR and MD Anderson have highlighted many compelling stories in the past. This year, the special revisits several cancer survivors, such as  Mark Rolfing, Joel Dahmen and Randy Jones, whose personal cancer journeys and vision are uniquely inspirational.

 

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