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The first Black PGA pro golfer was Charlie Sifford in 1961. Mr. Sifford won two PGA Tour events during his career, as well as the 1975 PGA Seniors Championship. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004.

He was followed by several prominent African-American golfers including Calvin Peete, Jim Thorpe, and Nathaniel Starks. Today, the only active African-American pro golfer is Tiger Woods, who is biracial.

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DEWY BROWN was the 1st Black PGA professional in 1928. In 1934 the PGA refused to renew his PGA membership. In the Middle 60's he was made a honorary life member. In 1962 the PGA of America removed it's caucasian clause from it's Constitution and by-laws.

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