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Friday, April 01, 2016

When Calvin Peete won the Greater Milwaukee Open by five strokes in 1979, he joined Pete Brown, Charlie Sifford and Lee Elder as the only black golfers to win a PGA event. Since Peete's last PGA win in 1986, there has been exactly one African American to win on the tour, Tiger Woods.

Sadly, despite the youth development programs like the First Tee and others geared towards attracting minority golfers, the sport at its highest level still maintains its restrictive appearance. More startling, according to ESPN; there were 12 African Americans on the tour in 1976, which is 11 more than in 2015. read more


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