Kaye Kessler, a sports writer at two Columbus newspapers for 40 years, was one of the honorees at the distinguished alumni of the Worthington schools ceremony on Tuesday morning.

Kaye Kessler, a sports writer at two Columbus newspapers for 40 years, was one of the honorees at the distinguished alumni of the Worthington schools ceremony on Tuesday morning.

Kessler, from the Worthington High School Class of 1941, lives in Littleton, Colorado, and was not present to receive his award. He continues to work in journalism and covers the Memorial Tournament in Dublin each year.

Kessler went to work for the Columbus Citizen after graduating from high school. He served in World War II, then returned to the newspaper in 1946.

He was on the scene for most of Jack Nicklaus' 18 victories in the major championships.

He also covered the career of Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes and the OSU basketball team that won the NCAA championship in 1960.

He received the Memorial Golf Journalism Award for 2002, the PGA's Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism, and was inducted into the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame.