April 29, 2015

Calvin Peete: who taught himself how to play golf at 24[!!] and became the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died Wednesday morning, the PGA Tour said. He was 71.

posted by rumple to golf at 02:02 PM - 3 comments

"Tradition, they can keep it," he said. "Asking a black man about the tradition of the Masters is like asking if he enjoyed his forefathers being slaves."

posted by rumple at 02:05 PM on April 29

Man, he and Craig Stadler were two of the highlights of watching golf with my dad when I was a kid.

posted by yerfatma at 04:15 PM on April 29

Strangely, Calvin is a clue in today's NYT crossword. Oh, SPOILER ALERT.

posted by yerfatma at 08:34 AM on May 01

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