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Updated: November 11, 2004, 5:23 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Charlie Sifford only wanted a chance to play.

Despite a warning from Jackie Robinson that he would face taunts and threats, Sifford fought the PGA Tour over its Caucasian-only clause until he became its first black member in 1960. Full privileges didn't come for another five years. He couldn't stay in hotels at some of the tournaments he played.

Sifford measured success by surviving a hostile environment that infiltrated a genteel game.

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