National Sports

Elder, first Black golfer at Masters, Honored by Augusta National

The social justice movement that swept the nation earlier this year did not escape the attention of Fred Ridley, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.

     The club known for its privacy first admitted a Black member in 1990 and allowed women to join for the first time in 2012. Ridley announced Monday two measures to honor Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play in the Masters. […]