Bud Collins, American sports journalist, Died at 86


Arthur Worth “Bud” Collins, Jr. was born on June 17, 1929, and died on March 4, 2016.

He was an American journalist and television sportscaster,

He was best known for his tennis commentary.

Arthur Worth “Bud” Collins, Jr. was married to photographer Anita Ruthling Klaussen.

He began writing for the Boston Herald as a sportswriter while he was a student at Boston University.

He worked for ESPN on August 7, 2007.

Bud teamed with onetime NBC partner Dick Enberg on the network’s Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, and Australian Open coverage.

Collins has also covered the US Open for XM Satellite Radio.

Bud Collins was the U.S. Indoor mixed doubles championship (with Janet Hopps) in 1961, and was a finalist in the French Senior doubles (with Jack Crawford) in 1975.

He wrote several books, including The Education of a Tennis Player (with Rod Laver, 1971), Evonne! On the Move (with Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 1974), and a memoir, My Life With the Pros (1989).

Bud Collins has also produced several tennis encyclopedias, including The Modern Encyclopedia of Tennis, the Bud Collins Tennis Encyclopedia, and Total Tennis.

He was inducted in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in 2002.

Bud Collins was the host of the 116th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on the USA Network, in 1992.

He was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, in 1994.

Bud Collins passed away at 86 yrs old.