Grand Slam: African-American Milestones in Golf

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1975

Golfing great Lee Elder blazes a path for African-American golfers by becoming the first African-American to play in the Masters.  He went on to win four championships on the PGA Tour and eight more on the Champion's Tour.  He was also the first Black player to compete in the Ryder Cup in 1979. (Photo: Frank Tewkesbury/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

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