1967 - Charlie Sifford

Tears poured down <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT006713" title="Charlie Sifford" href="/topic/sports/charlie-sifford-PESPT006713.topic">Charlie Sifford</a>'s face as he accepted his $20,000 first place check for winning the 1967 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000067" title="Travelers Championship" href="/topic/sports/golf/travelers-championship-EVSPR000067.topic">Greater Hartford Open</a> Invitational with a winning score of 272. He bested players such as <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT005869" title="Gary Player" href="/topic/sports/gary-player-PESPT005869.topic">Gary Player</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT002313" title="Ray Floyd" href="/topic/sports/ray-floyd-PESPT002313.topic">Ray Floyd</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT002330" title="Doug Ford" href="/topic/sports/doug-ford-PESPT002330.topic">Doug Ford</a> to befome the first black member of the PGA to win a <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15007111" title="PGA Tour" href="/topic/sports/golf/pga-tour-15007111.topic">PGA Tour</a> Title.
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( FILE PHOTO / HARTFORD COURANT / March 19, 2014 )

Tears poured down Charlie Sifford's face as he accepted his $20,000 first place check for winning the 1967 Greater Hartford Open Invitational with a winning score of 272. He bested players such as Gary Player, Ray Floyd and Doug Ford to befome the first black member of the PGA to win a PGA Tour Title.

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