10 Black Golfers You Never Knew

10 Black Golfers You Never Knew

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Althea Gibson

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In 1964 Althea Gibson became the first African-American woman to join the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour. Gibson was one of the LPGA’s top 50 money winners for five years and broke course records during individual rounds in several tournaments, Gibson’s highest ranking was 27th in 1966, and her best tournament finish was a tie for second after a three-way playoff at the 1970 Len Immke Buick Open.