Charlie Sifford
Charlie Sifford Exemption
By Kickntrue on 1/20/09
The Northen Trust Open to be held next month at Riviera Country Club will have an exemption for "a player who represents the advancement of diversity in golf but who wouldn't otherwise be eligible."
An opportunity is all Charlie Sifford wanted in 1961. After years of trying, enduring numerous death threats and after help from California Atty. Gen. Stanley Mosk, that's exactly what he got: the chance to be the first African American to join the PGA Tour.

Now, his name will grace a rule exemption with similar hopes of opportunity.
Very cool.

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golfray says:
"a player who represents represents the advancement of diversity in golf but who wouldn't otherwise be eligible."
1/21/09
 
Kickntrue says:
**Fixed. I think I wrote this while watching the Obamania.
1/21/09
 
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