Honorary starter Lee Elder (left) is applauded by Gary Player (centre) and Jack Nicklaus during introductions for the ceremonial tee shots to begin the Masters at Augusta National in April. Photo: AP
Honorary starter Lee Elder (left) is applauded by Gary Player (centre) and Jack Nicklaus during introductions for the ceremonial tee shots to begin the Masters at Augusta National in April. Photo: AP
The Masters

Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player lead tributes after Lee Elder, first black golfer to play at the Masters, dies at age 87

  • Player calls Elder ‘a titan in the world of golf and great contributor to society’, while Nicklaus labels him a ‘pioneer, in so many ways’
  • Elder broke the colour barrier at Augusta National in 1975 paving the way for the likes of Tiger Woods on PGA Tour

Topic |   The Masters
Honorary starter Lee Elder (left) is applauded by Gary Player (centre) and Jack Nicklaus during introductions for the ceremonial tee shots to begin the Masters at Augusta National in April. Photo: AP
Honorary starter Lee Elder (left) is applauded by Gary Player (centre) and Jack Nicklaus during introductions for the ceremonial tee shots to begin the Masters at Augusta National in April. Photo: AP
READ FULL ARTICLE