OXNARD, Calif. (AP) _ Golfer Corey Pavin's father, Jack, died of a heart attack at age 70, causing his son to withdraw from the PGA Championship.

Jack Pavin died at his Oxnard home Tuesday morning.

He was an 18-handicap golfer and enjoyed playing golf more than watching it, according to his son, Matt.

``What I remember about dad was that he was so proud of all of us brothers.'' Matt Pavin said.

The elder Pavin was a member of the Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo for more than 30 years and chairman of the annual Corey Pavin Golf Classic, a charity event for Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Ventura County, for the past three years.

``It's a devastating loss to us and a big loss to the golf community,'' Las Posas head pro Jon Fiedler said. ``Corey grew up on this course and Jack was so proud of all his sons.''

Jack Pavin is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara, and three sons, Matt, 42; Fletcher, 40, and Corey, 37, a PGA tour player since 1983 and 1995 U.S. Open champion. Matt and Fletcher work for Titleist golf equipment.

The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo.