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Sheila Johnson poised for key role

Updated: February 26, 2013, 8:27 AM ET
By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com

Sheila Johnson doesn't own a handicap index or a sure command of the Rules of Golf or memberships at old-money country clubs.

But she is a businesswoman, a cable TV pioneer turned resort and sports team owner with a vision to make golf a better place for women, racial minorities and anybody who ever felt left out of the game.

In early February, the 63-year-old co-founder of Black Entertainment Television became the first African-American woman elected to the 15-member USGA executive ...

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