Charles Luther Sifford (June 2, 1922 – February 3, 2015) was an American professional golfer who was the first African American to play on the PGA Tour.
Charlie Sifford endured a hard road to glory from distractions of racial prejudice to the threat of body harm. He persevered to become an American hero. Charlie Sifford began learning the game of golf the only way Black kids could in the 1930’s, as a caddy. He earned sixty cents a day, gave fifty cents to his mother and kept ten cents to buy cigars which was one of his signature trademarks. Clayton Heafner who was a kind hearted White player, taught Charlie Sifford and other young Black men golf technique. [Read more…]