Charlie Sifford, First Black Golfer On PGA Tour, Dies At 92
Charlie Sifford broke down golf's color barrier in 1961. He won two PGA Tour championships and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.By Jay Strubberg | February 4, 2015
Charlie Sifford, the man many people referred to as "the Jackie Robinson of golf," has died. He was 92.
According to Cleveland.com, Sifford died of cardiac arrest. He had reportedly suffered a stroke weeks prior.
During his career, Sifford won the UGA National Negro Open six times but was excluded from PGA competition due its "Caucasian only" policy. (Video via WEWS)