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How Charlie Sifford broke the PGA’s color barrier and changed the course of golf

Charlie Sifford was the first Black player to get a PGA card, qualifying him for the professional golf tour. It came in 1961, a full decade after the color barrier had fallen in professional football, baseball and basketball. John Yang speaks with Sifford’s elder son, Charles Sifford Jr., and sportswriter Peter May about Sifford’s legacy on and off the golf course.

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