The Northern Ohio PGA is deeply saddened at the passing of Northern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame Member, Dr. Charles Sifford, PGA. He passed away yesterday at the age of 92 from complications from a stroke. Charlie was a Legend in the great game of golf and in life. #ThankYouCharlie.
Posted February 4, 2015 – Courtesy PGA.com
Charles Sifford, who broke pro golf’s color barrier, dies at age 92
Dr. Charles L. “Charlie” Sifford, a former caddie who cleared a forest of obstacles a half-century earlier to carve his rightful place in golf, passed away Wednesday night at the age of 92…More
Posted February 4, 2015 – Courstesy ESPN.com
Golf pioneer Charlie Sifford dies
Charlie Sifford, who only wanted a chance to play and who broke the color barrier in golf as the first black PGA Tour member, died Tuesday night, the PGA of America said.
Sifford, who recently had suffered a stroke, was 92. Details of his death and funeral arrangements were not immediately available…..More
Posted February 4, 2015 – Courtesy Newsnet5 Cleveland
Cleveland golfer Charlie Sifford, who broke color barrier in PGA, dead at 92
Clevelander Charlie Sifford, the first black man to gain entry into the Professional Golf Association, has died at the age of 92.
Sifford’s granddaughter confirmed the legendary golfer’s passing to newsnet5.com…..More
Posted February 4, 2015 – Courtesy Cleveland.com
Charles Sifford, who broke the PGA’s color barrier, has died
Charles Sifford, a Brecksville, Ohio resident who in 1960 broke the Professional Golfers’ Association race barrier and in 2014 was honored at the White House by President Barack Obama, died tonight, his family said.
He had a heart infection and died of cardiac arrest at 8:40 p.m., said his son Craig…More
Posted February 4, 2015 – Courtesy Washingtonpost.com
Remembering Charlie Sifford, the golfer who desegregated the PGA, dead at 92
After Charlie Sifford became the first black man to join the PGA tour in 1961, he was met with death threats.
He was 38 years old, a six-time National Negro Open winner, and past his prime when he was finally accepted into the organization, which had previously codified itself as whites-only in its bylaws…More
Posted February 4, 2015 – Courtesy Wkyc.com
Former pro golfer, civil rights leader Charlie Sifford dies
Charlie Sifford, considered by many “the Jackie Robinson of professional golf,” has died.
Sifford, 92, lived in Shaker Heights.
Born in North Carolina, Sifford helped desegregate the Professional Golfers’ Association.
In November he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor…More