Death of Calvin Peete

July 18, 1943 - April 29, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia | Age 71

Winner of 12 PGA Tour events dies
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The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Calvin Peete, who taught himself how to play golf at 24 and became the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died Wednesday morning, the PGA Tour said. He was 71.

The tour did not have a cause of death. Murray Brothers Funeral Home confirmed it was handling the arrangements but did not release additional information.

Peete won 12 times on the PGA Tour, mainly on the strength of his uncanny accuracy...

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