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Charlie Sifford

professional golfer
Charlie Sifford (1961)

Charles L. Sifford (June 2, 1922 – February 3, 2015) was an American professional golfer. He helped black golfers to be part of the PGA of America.[1] Sifford was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2004, Sifford became the first African American inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.[2] In November 2014, President Barack Obama awarded him the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom.[3]

Sifford died in Cleveland, Ohio from complications from a stroke at the age of 92.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Glenn, Rhonda (February 7, 2012). "A Hard Road to Golf Glory". USGA.
  2. "Sifford set to break another barrier: World Golf Hall of Fame will welcome first black member". MSNBC. Associated Press. November 13, 2004. Archived from the original on November 14, 2004.
  3. "President Obama Announces the Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients". The White House. November 10, 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  4. "Golf pioneer Charlie Sifford dies". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 4, 2015.