The Open Championship - Golf coach Bob Torrance dies at age of 82

Renowned golf coach Bob Torrance has died at the age of 82.

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The Open Championship - Golf coach Bob Torrance dies at age of 82
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Bob Torrance

Torrance is dad of Europe's 2002-winning Ryder Cup captain Sam, but became just as well known for his coaching ability.

He was key in helping Ireland's Padraig Harrington - pictured aboved giving some advice to Luke Donald at the 2004 Ryder Cup - win back-to-back Open titles in 2007 and 2008.

Harrington described the Scotsman as the best swing coach in the world.

He had been battling cancer.

"Sad day - my dad just passed away peacefully in his sleep," tweeted his son Sam.

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