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Brain cancer claims ex-caddie Rita

Updated: March 1, 2010, 1:33 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Greg Rita, the caddie for Curtis Strange when he won successive U.S. Open titles and for John Daly when he won the British Open, has died of brain cancer.

Rita's wife, Kelley, said he died Saturday on his 54th birthday at McGraw Hospice Center.

Rita caddied for more than four decades on the PGA Tour for players that included Gil Morgan, Scott Hoch, David Duval and Mark O'Meara.

Rita made his mark working for Strange in the 1980s when he won the U.S. Open ...

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