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

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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 He challenged the Caucasian-only clause and the PGA rescinded it in 1961.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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