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TALKIN' SPORTS WITH PAT TONIGHT AT 7:30-8:00PM PST. LIVE CHAT

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Talkin’ SportsWith Pat



Sorry that I missed the last two weeks or Talk’n Sport’s, but I am back. I want to talk about a golfer named Charlie Sifford, who passed away two weeks ago. He was the first African American golfer on the PGA Tour. That was 1961. He had been trying for years to be allowed to compete but was always turned downed, for most of the golf courses had a “Caucasian clause”, which required its members to be white. He was past his prime, 38 when the PGA did grant him membership and he went on to win two tournaments, and compete in the U.S. OPEN AND THE PGA Championship. He was also the first African American to be admitted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. There was a black tour organized by the United Golf Association, the paychecks were small and the courses were not kept up. While fighting for a spot on the PGA, he won the UGA championship six times from 1952 to 1960 including five years in a row. He won he first official PGA tournament in 67, and was always in the top …