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Tiger Woods reacts to death of golf pioneer Charlie Sifford
Tiger Woods reacts to death of golf pioneer Charlie Sifford

Tiger Woods said Wednesday he likely owes his record-breaking career to Charlie Sifford, the first African American golfer to play on the PGA Tour. Sifford died Tuesday at age 92. Sifford challenged the PGA Tour's Caucasian-only clause in 1961 and eventually won his way onto the tour. He won the Greater Hartford Open in 1967, the Los Angeles Open in 1969 and the 1975 Senior Championship. "He's like the Grandpa I never had," Woods said after a Wednesday morning practice round in advance of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. "It's been a long night, and I'm sure it will be a long few days. He fought, and what he did, the courage for him to...

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