How many wins did Lee Elder have?

How many wins did Lee Elder have?

He won four PGA Tour events and finished second 10 times, playing regularly through 1989 and earning $1.02 million in purses. He also played for the U.S. team in the 1979 Ryder Cup. He joined the PGA Senior Tour, now the Champions Tour, in 1984 and won eight times, earning more than $1.6 million.

Who was the first black person to win the Masters?

1997: Tiger Woods becomes first African-American to win the Masters as well as the youngest winner, and his 12-stroke margin of victory also sets a new Masters record.

Has anyone won all four majors in one season?

Bobby Jones, who won the pre-Masters era Career Grand Slam in 1930, is the only golfer to win four majors in the same year.

Who broke the color barrier in professional golf?

This article originally appeared on the Fire Pit Collective, a Golf Digest content partner. There wasn’t much opportunity for a young Black man in Tulsa, Okla., in the early 20th century.

Is Lee Elder blind in left eye?

and Paine College President Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones. Elder survived quintuple bypass surgery a decade earlier and is blind in his left eye as a result of diabetes, yet he maintains a positive outlook.

What happened to Lee Elder eye?

At first they thought it was a stroke.” A stroke was ruled out after a series of tests. When Elder went to see one of his two doctors, Deborah Schlossman, at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, he was told he had diabetes retinopathy after a nerve in his left eye froze.