Any list of the best black golfers of all-time almost has to start with Tiger Woods. Woods is one of the most famous athletes in the world and has been a dominant force in the world of golf for more than 20 years. In a sport mostly dominated by white athletes, Woods helped change the perception of a what a superstar golfer could look like.
Golf has not been the most welcoming sport toward the black community. Many black professional golfers had to fight and claw their way to even be allowed to play at certain courses, and players like Bill Spiller and Ted Rhodes helped pave the way as the first black golfers to challenge the PGA's "caucasions only" rule.
So get ready to tee off and vote for who you think is the best black golfer of all time and be sure to share the list with your golf buddies so they can cast their vote as well!
Professional debut: 1928
First known black member of the PGA Tour
Birthplace: North Carolina
Professional debut: 1948
22 professional wins
2004 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Professional debut: 1964
First black woman to compete on the Women's Professional Golf Tour
Ranked as high as 27th in the LPGA in 1966
Birthplace: Clarendon County, South Carolina, USA
Helped pave the way for black golfers in the PGA with lawsuit
Granted posthumous PGA of America membership
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, USA