Charlie Sifford: Golfer who challenged the sporting establishment and became the first black man to join the US PGA tour


Charlie Sifford broke the colour barrier in golf as the first US PGA Tour member. A proud man who endured racial taunts and threats, Sifford set modest goals and achieved more than he imagined. He challenged the Caucasian-only clause and the PGA rescinded it in 1961. He won the Greater Hartford Open in 1967 and the Los Angeles Open in 1969.

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