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Elder first African-American invited to Masters

Updated: April 18, 2001, 4:49 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

April 21, 1974

Lee Elder doesn't care to be reminded of his remarkable resemblance to comedian Flip Wilson. He finds the Masters never having invited an African-American even less amusing.

Today, in a remarkable display of pressure golf, Elder puts an end to the Masters' policy. With birdies on the final two holes of the Monsanto Open in Pensacola, Fla., Elder forces a playoff with Englishman Peter Oosterhuis at 10-under-par 274. And then on the fourth extra hole, he triumphs by sinking ...

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