Lee Elder Passes Away at 87
Professional golf trailblazer Lee Elder has passed away at the age of 87.
Elder was the first African-American golfer to play in The Masters back in 1975.
Just a year ago, Elder served as a Masters honorary starter along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
Elder leaves behind his wife, Sharon.
Elder’s Pro Career
Elder won four times on the PGA Tour upon reaching it in 1968.
That year, he lost in an epic playoff at Firestone to Nicklaus.
Prior to that, he played on the United Golf Association Tour for Black Players where he won 18 of the 22 tournaments he entered.