Clifford Roberts

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Birthday
8, 1894
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Sep 29, 1977 (83)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
8, 1894
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Sep 29, 1977 (83)

About

Co-creator, with Bobby Jones, of the Augusta Nation golf tournament helped improve the Masters tour and the game itself.

Before Fame

Running the Masters with an iron first and behind a wall of secrecy, he instituted the over-under par system, the twosome pairing system, and grandstands for viewers.

Trivia

He was also known to be a racist, once saying that 'As long as I'm alive, golfers will be white, and caddies will be black.'

Family Life

He was born in Morning Sun, Iowa, growing up in a troubled family: both his parents were financially struggling and in poor health.

Associated With

He successfully kept black players out of the Masters Tour until 1975, when Lee Elder competed.

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