Death of Charlie Sifford

June 2, 1922 - February 3, 2015
Shaker Heights, Ohio | Age 92

First black on PGA Tour dies at 92
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By DOUG FERGUSON, The Associated Press

Charlie Sifford, who only wanted a chance to play and broke the color barrier in golf as the first black PGA Tour member, died Tuesday night, the PGA of America said.

Sifford, who recently had suffered a stroke, was 92. Details of his death and funeral arrangements were not immediately available.

"His love of golf, despite many barriers in his path, strengthened him as he became a beacon for diversity in our game," said PGA of...

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