Golf legend Charles Sifford dies at 92

Golf legend Charles Sifford dies at 92
Legendary golfer, Charlie Sifford dies. (Source: AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Legendary golfer, Charlie Sifford dies. (Source: AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Pro golf legend Charles Sifford has died.

Sifford broke racial barriers by playing a role in getting the

to overturn its "caucasians only" clause in 1961.

After that, Sifford became the first African-American to receive a PGA Tour card.

In 2001, Sifford became the first black golfer to be inducted into the

.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom back in November.  Only two other golfers, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, have earned the highest civilian honor.

Sifford suffered a stroke and has been hospitalized since January 26.

Charles Sifford was 92-years-old.

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