Lee Elder

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.

Of the few iconic African-American professional golfers, Lee Elder arguably remains the one who left the most indelible mark on the sport. SEE ALSO: Gumbel: I Was Embarrassed by Today ‘Co-Host’ Palin Thirty-seven years ago today Elder became the first black golfer ever to play in the Masters. He broke down racial barriers and paved […]