Livingstone College’s Ronald Otile, center, receives congratulations after sinking the winning putt at the Charlie Sifford Centennial Cup.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA | Charlie Sifford Jr. sat at a table inside the pavilion at Quail Hollow Club on Monday afternoon, a glass of iced tea in front of him, and thought about what the previous 36 hours would have meant to his father, a Charlotte native and the first African-American to play the PGA Tour.
In a prelude to the Presidents Cup next month, the inaugural Charlie Sifford Centennial Cup was played Monday featuring the men’s golf teams from six historically black colleges and universities competing in a series of team and individual matches.
Charlie Sifford Jr.
The fact that team Charlie Sifford beat team James Black (another prominent African-American golfer from Charlotte) was secondary to the experience that began on Sunday with practice rounds and other events.
“He’d be super happy about it,” Sifford Jr. said of his late father, who would have turned 100 on June 2. “T...
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