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Black Golfer at the Masters

In 1975, Lee Elder became the first African-American to play the prestigious tournament in Georgia.

In 1975, Lee Elder braved death threats to become the first African-American golfer to play at the prestigious US Masters in Augusta. It was one of the last colour barriers in US sport and made him a hero to many black sportsmen - including Tiger Woods. In 2013, Lee Elder spoke about the tournament to Simon Watts.

(Photo: Lee Elder playing golf later in life. Credit: Getty Images)

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