Lee Elder, the first black to play...


Lee Elder, the first black to play in the Masters, says the fight to gain membership for blacks at Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham, Ala., should not have ended with the announcement of an honorary membership for a black businessman.

“I just feel that something had to happen to make them satisfied to call off the boycott,” Elder said of protesters who backed off their plans after officials at the previously all-white club extended an honorary membership to Louis Willie, an insurance company executive.

“Personally, I would have gone a little bit farther.”