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MLK's impact extended to golf

Updated: January 21, 2013, 7:45 AM ET
By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com

Too often, the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is shrouded in sweeping platitudes. The symbolism of his dream comes around to us as holidays do with much fanfare then silence until the next year. But Dr. King's death was a national tragedy of epic proportions that ensnared even the mostly sheltered world of professional golf.

On Thursday, April 4, 1968, the Greater Greensboro Open began at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.  Billy Casper took the first round ...

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