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Lee Elder, first Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87

1 month ago   |   By Los Angeles Times

Golf pioneer Lee Elder was a groundbreaking figure in a sport that had never been known for racial tolerance. He has died at age 87.
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Lee Elder, First Black Golfer To Play At The Masters Dies At 87

Lee Elder, First Black Golfer To Play At The Masters Dies At 87

1 month ago   |   By News One

Lee Elder , a pioneer who broke through the color barrier at the Masters, has died. He was 87.
Elder's death was confirmed by the PGA Tour on Monday .
In 1975, Elder played at the Masters, becoming the first Black player to play at round at the famed tournament and course located in Augusta, Georgia. He was honored earlier this year at the 2021 edition of the tournament, joining Jack Nickalus and Gary Player as honorary starters in the ceremonial first tee shot.
“I was shaking so badly, I did not know if I was even going to be able to tee up the ball,” he told CNN in 2015. “How I got...
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Lee Elder, Who Broke a Golf Color Barrier, Dies at 87

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

In his prime he played in a league for Black players, but in 1975, at 40, he became the first African- American to take part in the Masters tournament.
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Lee Elder, first Black golfer to play at Masters, dies at 87

Lee Elder, first Black golfer to play at Masters, dies at 87

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

Lee Elder, who broke down racial barriers as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters and paved the way for Tiger Woods and others to follow, has died at the age of 87.
The PGA Tour announced Elder's death, which was first reported Monday by Debert Cook of African American Golfers Digest. No cause or details were immediately available, but the tour said it confirmed Elder's death with his family.
A native Texan who developed his game during segregated times while caddying, Elder made history in 1975 at Augusta National, which had been an all-white tournament until he received an...
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Lee Elder, 1st Black Golfer To Play The Masters, Dies At Age 87

Lee Elder, 1st Black Golfer To Play The Masters, Dies At Age 87

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Elder broke down racial barriers and paved the way for Tiger Woods and others to follow.
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Lee Elder, barrier-breaking golfer, dies at 87

1 month ago   |   By The Washington Post


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Lee Elder Dies at Age 87, Was 1st Black Golfer to Compete at the Masters

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Former professional golfer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87, the PGA Tour announced Monday: Elder was best known as the first Black man to compete at the...
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