AUGUSTA (WJBF) – NewsChannel 6 is sad to announce that legendary golfer Lee Elder has passed away.
Robert Lee Elder was the first African American to play the Masters in 1975, breaking the color barrier.
Earlier this year, he received an honorary doctorate from Paine College for his outstanding lifelong accomplishments.
Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis proclaimed April 6, 2021 “Lee Elder Day”.
Mr. Elder was 87 years old.
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