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Sun, 04.13.1997

The First Black Man Wins The Masters Golf Tournament

Tiger in Augusta

On this date in 1997 the first Black professional golfer won the Master Golf Tournament.

21-year-old Eldrick “Tiger” Woods also became the youngest player to ever win the Masters. He shot an 18 under par 270 to receive the traditional Green Jacket and the $486,000 first-place prize.

Reference:

Golf Digest.com

The Associated Press
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