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Lee Trevino - Lee Elder golf photo by Don Sparks

Trevino-Elder at the Milwaukee Open 1978. Elder beat Trevino in a playoff

Charlie Sifford golf photo by Don Sparks

Charlie Sifford, the ‘Jackie Robinson’ of golf, was the first Black to play regularly on the PGA tour starting in 1961

Lee Elder golf photo by Don Sparks

Lee Elder was the first Black to play in the Masters tournament and the first to make a Ryder Cup team

Calvin Peete golf photo by Don Sparks

Golfer Calvin Peete had the most PGA wins by a Black golfer until Tiger Woods

Pete Brown golf photo by Don Sparks

Pete Brown was the first Black to win a PGA event, the Waco Open in 1964

Tiger Woods golf photo by Don Sparks

Tiger Woods as an amateur in the mid 90's. He was the youngest (15) to win the US Junior Amateur championship, and has gone on to win the 2nd most PGA tour and major championships

George Johnson golf photo by Don Sparks

George Johnson

Payne Stewart golf photo by Don Sparks

Payne Stewart, known for his distinctive dress, won 3 Majors on the PGA Tour. He died in a plane crash shortly after his win at the US Open in 1999

Joe Louis golf photo by Don Sparks

Joe Louis at Jackson Park golf course in Chicago. Louis was an avid golfer and broke the color barrier by appearing in a PGA event in 1952. He supported a number of younger golfers like Bill Spiller, and later founded The First Tee to introduce underprivileged children to the game

Lee Elder golf photo by Don Sparks

Lee Elder at the Western Open in Oakbrook, IL

Rafe Botts golf photo by Don Sparks

Rafe Botts

Lee Elder golf photo by Don Sparks

Lee Elder with his caddie

John Daly golf photo by Don Sparks

John Daly

Jim Dent golf photo by Don Sparks

Jim Dent was born in Augusta, GA and caddied there as a youth. He had great success on the Senior Tour, winning 12 tournaments

Lee Trevino golf photo by Don Sparks

Lee Trevino started playing golf by sneaking onto courses, then caddying. He went on to win 6 Majors, but never the Masters tournament, partly because he refused to accept an invitation for several years, given their discriminatory policies

Greg Norman golf photo by Don Sparks

Greg Norman

Don Sparks Photography