Grand Slam: African-American Milestones in Golf

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  • John Shippen, golf
  • George Grant, golf
  • William Powell, golf
  • Ann Gregory, golf
  • Charlie Sifford, golf
  • PGA, golf
  • Althea Gibson, golf
  • 1975, golf
  • PGA, historically black colleges and universities
  • Ron Townsend, Augusta National Golf Club
  • Tiger Woods
  • Tiger Woods
  • Renee Powell
  • PGA, golf, Joe Louis
  • Condoleezza Rice, Augusta National Golf
  • Tiger Woods


A look at how African-Americans have shaped the golf world.Britt Middleton

At age 17, John Shippen, who was of African-American and Shinnecock Indian descent, played in the second U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. Shippen ties for sixth place, winning $10, and goes on to compete in five more U.S. Opens. (Photo: Public Domain)

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