Thursday, February 5, 2015

Feburary is Black History Month!

Little Known Black History Fact: Charlie Sifford

Sifford, the first Black golfer to play on the once all-white PGA Tour, died this past Tuesday. He was 92. Sifford was born June 2, 1922 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sifford worked as a golf caddy as a teen before picking up the sport. Because the PGA Of America remained a whites-only organization, Black golfers organized their own tournaments in the ’30’s and ’40’s.

Black golfers such as Pete Brown, Lee Elder, Ann Gregory, Althea Gibson and Tiger Woods all owe their careers to golf pioneer Charlie Sifford.

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