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The First African American to win a PGA Tour sanctioned event?



Did you know - Pete Brown? Did you know…



- He was the First African American to win a PGA Tour sanctioned event?


- He took Jim Dent under his wing and mentored him… and in return Jim Dent was able to be a blessing in return, later down the line… in GA. Blessings on Blessings… Pete Brown was the First African American to win a PGA Tour sanctioned event Early Pete Brown joined the PGA Tour in 1963.


He won the 1964 Waco Turner Open by posting an eight under par; thus, he became the first African American to win a PGA Tour sanctioned event. In 1970 Brown captured his second and final PGA Tour win at the Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational; he posted a 13 under par. Brown was born in February 2, 1935 in Port Gibson, Mississippi.



"He won the 1964 Waco Turner Open

by posting an eight under par"



He turned professional in 1954. During his professional golf career, Brown suffered with non-paralytic polio and had difficulty walking. Yet in spite of distinct medical challenges, he became an exceptional golfer with remarkable achievements. Pete Brown died May 1, 2015.


To learn more about E. Pete Brown check out the PGA article below… it’s a great read. Remembering Pete Brown - The Man Who Deflected Hate and won Many Hearts


https://www.pgachampionship.com/news-media/remembering-pete-brown-the-man-who-deflected-hate-and-won-many-hearts

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