CLEVELAND reports – Clevelander Charlie Sifford, the first black man to gain entry into the Professional Golf Association, has died at the age of 92.
Sifford’s granddaughter confirmed the legendary golfer’s passing to newsnet5.com.
The golfer known for his trademark cigar called Northeast Ohio his home for many years, most recently living in Warrensville Heights.
In November, he went to the White House where President Obama presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award that can be received by a civilian.
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