First Black Players to Enter Professional Leagues

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Charlie Sifford

Golfer Charlie Sifford became the first Black PGA Tour member in 1962, paving the way for other Black golfing greats such Peter Brown, the first African-American to win a PGA tournament, and Tiger Woods, the first person of color to win the Masters.

(Photo: PGA TOUR Archive/WireImage)

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