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  1. Obama Honors Golf’s First Black Player

    Charlie Sifford played a lot of his career in the rough. Not because he was a poor player, but because the former caddie struck down the PGA’s Caucasian-only clause in 1961, becoming the first African-American player on the tour. On Tuesday, the 92-year-old was rewarded by the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom along with 18 others, including Stevie Wonder and Meryl Streep. He was Jackie Robinson, but without teammates to have his back.

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