PGA-Golf

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Born on this day…

June 2, 1922

Charles Sifford:  Professional Golfer, First African American to Play on the PGA Tour

Books:

Just Let Me Play: The Story of Charlie Sifford, the First Black PGA Golfer 

Quote:

“And in the end I won; I got a lot of Black people playing golf. That’s good enough. If I had to do it over again, exactly the same way, I would.” 

Quick Read:

Golfer Charles Sifford Inducted in PGA Hall of Fame

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Finn, son of Scott Stallings of the U.S., plays during the Par 3 Contest prior the start of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Check out National Post Sports for more on the Masters. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

As we mourn the golf great Arnold Palmer, we acknowledge another contribution he made to our culture: the tasty and refreshing iced tea and lemonade beverage that carries his name.

Over his long career, Palmer won seven majors, 62 PGA Tour events, the Masters, the U.S. Open and the British Open. However, it was his working-class background — Palmer’s dad was a greenskeeper and golf pro — as well as his humble spirit that helped the now-iconic sports figure grow famous. So the nonalcoholic concoction that Palmer stirred up fit with his plainspoken persona.

But how did Palmer come up with the eponymous refreshment?

How Arnold Palmer Hit A Hole-In-One With His Signature Drink

Photo: Chapendra/Flickr

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Top 5 Shots of the Week

In case you missed them, here are the top shots of the week from the 2015 Greenbrier Classic. Rober Streb drops a birdie “putt” from 26 feet… with a wedge! And that wasn’t even number 1.