Charles Luther Sifford (June 2, 1922 – February 3, 2015) was a professional golfer who was the first African-American to play on the PGA Tour. He won the Greater Hartford Open in 1967 and the Los Angeles Open in 1969. He also won the United Golf Association's National Negro Open six times, and the PGA Seniors' Championship in 1975. For his contributions to golf, Sifford was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004.
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- If you try hard enough, anything can happen.
- After winning the Greater Hartford Open, Charlie Sifford, Who Shattered a Barrier of Race in Golf, Dies at 92 by New York Times
- Golf is such a wonderful game, I love it to death.
- Charlie Sifford hailed by Tiger Woods and others for breaking golf barriers by The Associated Press (November 18, 2014)
- I don't smile much, and I never laugh. It's just something that's in me. If you'd been through what I've been through, you wouldn't be smiling, either.
- Sifford during an interview with Golf Digest, see My Shot: Dr. Charlie Sifford
- Also see Obama calls black golf trailblazer Sifford a 'legend' by Reuters