94.7 The WAVE proudly celebrates Black History Month and is pleased to honor Charlie Sifford.
Before there was Tiger, there was Sifford. From the moment Charlie Sifford stepped foot on the golf course making 60 cents a day as a Caddie, he quickly realized that golf was the sport for him. During the 1950’s segregation was the norm and Blacks were not allowed to play. Although it seemed impossible to break the color barrier at the time, Charlie Sifford did.
Paving the way by dominating the sport, he became the first black athlete to compete in the PGA Tour, coming in second twice, registering 5 third-places wins, and winning the PGA Seniors’ championship.
Now that’s what we call an “ACE”!
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