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Charlie Sifford, first black golfer on PGA tour, dies at 92

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Charlie Sifford, the man many people referred to as "the Jackie Robinson of golf," has died. He was 92. 

According to Cleveland.com, Sifford died of cardiac arrest. He had reportedly suffered a stroke weeks prior.

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During his career, Sifford won the UGA National Negro Open six times but was excluded from PGA competition due its "Caucasian only" policy. (Video via WEWS)

But Sifford was adamant about changing that, even though he received death threats in the process. In 1961, Sifford broke down golf's color barrier and became the first black man to earn a PGA Tour card. (Video via Back9Network)

Sifford went on to win two PGA Tour championships — one in 1967 and the other in 1969. He also became the first black man inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004.

And in November of last year, the golf pioneer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama.

According to the World Golf Hall of Fame, Sifford found inspiration from Jackie Robinson and even spoke with him about his plans to break the color barrier in golf.

"[Robinson] asked me if I was a quitter. He said, 'OK, if you're not a quitter, go ahead and take the challenge. If you're a quitter, there's going to be a lot of obstacles you're going to have to go through to be successful in what you're trying to do.' ... I made up my mind I was going to do it. I just did it. Everything worked out perfect, I think," said Sifford.

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80-year-old accused of fatally shooting friend after putt-putt golf

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An 80-year-old man has been charged with shooting and killing his 51-year-old friend after a fight over putt-putt golf Tuesday night.

Charles Anderson, claimed that he was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed his friend, Scott Jeffries.  Mason County sheriff's investigators said Anderson and Jeffries were drinking and playing putt-putt golf in Anderson's mobile home just outside Shelton Tuesday night when Jeffries became angry that Anderson kept winning. The two got into a fight. “(Anders) was saying that (Jeffries) had attacked him,” Mason County sheriff’s Detective Bill Adam said. According to a probable cause affidavit, Anderson claimed that Jeffries hit him in the head several times. Anderson warned Jeffries to get away from him, according to the affidavit, but when he kept coming, Anderson pulled out a .40-caliber handgun hidden in his boot and shot Jeffries in the chest, killing him almost instantly. Police said Anderson "calmly" dialed 911 to report the shooting. “He waited patiently outside,” Adam said. “(He) Cooperated with deputies and detectives.” Mason County prosecutors filed charges of second-degree murder against Anderson,  but said they may pursue a lesser charge based on Anderson’s claim of self-defense. Prosecuting attorney Mike Dorcey told a judge Anderson could be charged with manslaughter instead of second-degree murder. After court, a woman identified only as a family member of Anderson's walked past reporters and briefly defended his actions.

“He wouldn’t have done this without a reason,” the woman said before walking quickly down the courthouse stairs.

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PGA error confession costs Tringale $50K

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Cameron Tringale is out of the PGA Championship and out more than $50,000, all due to a mistake on his scorecard. 

The Associated Press reported he said he may have whiffed on a tap-in putt and signed for an incorrect score.

Tringale said, according to a Bleacher Report article, that he is not sure if he addressed the ball.  

Tringale spoke to PGA officials because he thought the stroke should have been recorded, and that he signed an inaccurate scorecard, so he should be disqualified. 

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The miss would have added one stroke to his round, tying him for 36th instead of 33rd place according to Bleacher Report.

Not only will he lose the $53,000 in prize money earned, The Associated Press reported that he will also lose 37 FedEx Cup points.

Many are citing his integrity on Twitter for reporting the error which could have given him his best year in his pro career.

Why sometimes there is still honor in sports. A golfer calls himself out & costs himself $53,000. HT @espn http://t.co/IK4vodQGBN— Ron Flatter (@ronflatter) August 17, 2014

Golfer proves his integrity worth more than $53,000 to him. Good stuff http://t.co/bxm313dvxa— Nathan W. Pyle (@nathanwpyle) August 17, 2014

.@CamTringalePGA earns praise for his honesty. #togetherweswarm https://t.co/wIV0kQlpm5— Georgia Tech Golf (@GT_GOLF) August 18, 2014

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