Meeting fellow PGA Members at the 2021 Masters. Center - Lee Elder, PGA L-R (standing): Kendall Murphy, PGA; Kennie Sims, PGA; Gerry Hammond, PGA; Maulana Dotch, PGA; Rich Jones, PGA; Mackenzie Mack, PGA; Wyatt Worthington, PGA; Howie Pruitt, PGA; Scooter Clark, PGA; Renee Powell, PGA; Jeff Dunovant, PGA; Earl Cooper, PGACourtesy of Augusta National Golf Club
Look out for the ones coming behind you. Lee Elder was an incredible contribution to the game and made history because of his talent, not just because he was African-American. I’m fortunate to have had the chance to learn from him. My prayers to the Elder family at this time. pic.twitter.com/FBPtzdmkro— Harold Varner III (@HV3_Golf) November 29, 2021
Lee Elder changed the course of my life and countless others. Without him, there is no Tiger, there is no Vijay, there is no Varner. Sincere thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones. May he rest in peace and power. https://t.co/4nVOuVcZZp— Brandon J. McKoy (@Brandon_McKoy) November 29, 2021
Mr. Lee Elder... one of my heroes... words don't do justice to the impact you had on golf and the Black community. All I can say right now is thank you for blazing the trail. It's on us to stay the course and keep going in your honor. Rest easy legend 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/la0ccbBp5N— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 29, 2021
Great respect and deep sadness for a man who faced enormous challenge pursuing his passion. My heart goes out to Lee Elder and his family today. May you Rest In Peace. It was a privilege and an honor to know you.— Suzy Whaley (@suzywhaley) November 29, 2021
Lee Elder was a pioneer in so many ways. Yes, he was the first black golfer to play in @TheMasters, but that simply underlined the hard work Lee put in to further the cause of everyone who has a dream to play on the @PGATOUR and thinks there were too many barriers before them.— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) November 29, 2021
I would like to send my deepest sympathies to Lee Elder's wife and family at this difficult time. Lee was truly a titan in the world of golf and a great contributor to society. He overcame a tremendous number of obstacles throughout his life, yet always remained gracious. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/AJZZETv1XO— GARY PLAYER (@garyplayer) November 29, 2021
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