25 Nov '14, 10pm

Charlie Sifford was honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom yesterday:

Charlie Sifford was honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom yesterday:

Charlie Sifford, the first black player to earn his PGA Tour card in 1961, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday. The 92-year-old was one of 19 recipients of the medal and just the third professional golfer to be granted the honor, following Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer . Sifford, who resorted to playing in National Negro Opens because of the PGA Tour's "Caucasian-only" policy, won six of those titles before being allowed to play on the Tour. He was routinely harassed, threatened and excluded from golf club amenities because of his race. The golfer who broke golf's color barrier went on to win twice on the PGA Tour and was eventually inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004. "I wasn't just trying to do this for me, I was trying to do it for the world," Sifford has said. Tiger Woods, who took to Twitter to sing Sifford's praises when he was nom...

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