Grand Slam: African-American Milestones in Golf

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  • Tiger Woods
  • Renee Powell
  • PGA, golf, Joe Louis
  • Condoleezza Rice, Augusta National Golf
  • Tiger Woods
  • John Shippen, golf
  • George Grant, golf
  • William Powell, golf
  • Ann Gregory, golf
  • Charlie Sifford, golf
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  • Althea Gibson, golf
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  • PGA, historically black colleges and universities
  • Ron Townsend, Augusta National Golf Club
  • Tiger Woods


The PGA of America awards posthumous membership to African-American golfers Bill Spiller, John Shippen and Ted Rhodes. Honorary membership was granted to boxing great Joe Louis, pictured above, credited for breaking the color barrier in golf by appearing in a PGA event under a sponsor's exemption in 1952. (Photo: Weegee(Arthur Fellig)/International Center of Photography/Getty Images)

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