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Mark Rolfing making comeback from cancer at Kapalua

Mark Rolfing making comeback from cancer at Kapalua

Golf commentator Mark Rolfing has been on television for decades. His pleasant, confident voice is recognizable to anybody who pays attention to the game.

And yet he's never had this kind of attention.

Cancer will do that.

On Thursday, as the PGA Tour begins the new year with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Maui, at a place so dear to Rolfing, he starts a new working phase of his life on Golf Channel and NBC. Diagnosed last summer with Stage 4 cancer of the salivary gland, Rolfing is returning to commentating for the first time since surgery and radiation therapy.

Doctors have given Rolfing, 66, a good prognosis, though there will be tests later this month...