Remembering Lee Elder, first Black golfer to compete at the Masters

Lee Elder did not let death threats stop him from becoming the first Black player to make it to the prestigious Masters tournament and setting the stage for future athletes like Tiger Woods. Elder, a golf pioneer and role model to Woods, died last Sunday age 87. Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist remembers a life well lived.

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