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    Lee Elder, the first black American golfer to qualify for an invitation to the Masters, has died at the age of 87

    Lee Elder, the first black American golfer to qualify for an invitation to the Masters, has died at the age of 87


    He broke through Augusta's race barrier at the 1975 edition.

    Elder once described his thought process at the time.



    Elder was honoured at this year's event, joining Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as a starter at the ceremonial first tee shot.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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