I spent many a Sunday watching Lee Elder with my father.
RIP , Mr. Elder.😪😪🙏🏾🙏🏾
— RetroNewsNow (@RetroNewsNow) November 29, 2021
Lee Elder has passed away at the age of 87.
In 1975, he made history as the first African American to compete in the Masters Tournament.
Lee was honored this past April at Augusta National and his legacy will surely live on. pic.twitter.com/1o05rephKt
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 29, 2021
Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play at the Masters, has died.
In his career, he received death threats and harassing phone calls, was turned away from hotels, and had to change clothes in parking lots because he was not allowed in the clubhouse. https://t.co/CFLVL6GZgK
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 29, 2021
Lee Elder, a trailblazer for Black golfers.
Rest in peace 🙏 pic.twitter.com/XeNid5LEP7
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 29, 2021
Today, we remember golf champion Lee Elder. His 4 PGA tournament wins are dwarfed by his fight to play the game at the highest level. Despite limited sponsorship money, and the legacies of golf's long-standing "whites only" policy, Elder earned his spot on the PGA tour in 1968. pic.twitter.com/o7w7RAlSOW
— Smithsonian NMAAHC (@NMAAHC) November 29, 2021
46 years after becoming the first Black man to play at the Masters, Lee Elder became the 10th honorary starter in tournament history.
Elder has died at age 87. pic.twitter.com/sxiP5TEjYA
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 29, 2021
Lee Elder changed the course of my life and countless others. Without him, there is no Tiger, there is no Vijay, there is no Varner. Sincere thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones. May he rest in peace and power. https://t.co/4nVOuVcZZp
— Brandon J. McKoy (@Brandon_McKoy) November 29, 2021
Golf legend Lee Elder has passed away at the age of 87.
Elder broke a lot of golf's color barriers, including being the first Black golfer to compete at the Master's in 1975. pic.twitter.com/2sn5O9JLKb
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) November 29, 2021
Mr. Lee Elder… one of my heroes… words don't do justice to the impact you had on golf and the Black community. All I can say right now is thank you for blazing the trail. It's on us to stay the course and keep going in your honor. Rest easy legend 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/la0ccbBp5N
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 29, 2021