Cleveland Metroparks honor Charles "Charlie" Sifford

Cleveland Metroparks honor Charlie Sifford

Cleveland Metroparks will honor former Sleepy Hollow golf pro, Charles "Charlie" Sifford, the first golfer to break the PGA's color barrier, with the dedication of the Charlie Sifford Wall of Fame.

Sifford will be joined on the Wall of Fame by course legend Bill Barbour and course designer Stanley Thompson.

Cleveland Metroparks dedicated the Charlie Sifford Wall of Fame with a dedication ceremony on Friday before the start of the 2015 Summer Tournament of the National Negro Golf Association. Sifford, Barbour and Thompson will be honored with a plaque on the wall.

Sifford, who passed away in February 2015, was known by many in the golf world as the "Jackie Robinson of golf" as he broke the color barrier in golf, paving the way for future athletes, such as Lee Elder and Tiger Woods. Sifford was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, by President Barack Obama in 2014.

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