Charlie Sifford Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

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President Barack Obama presents World Golf Hall of Famer Charlie Sifford the Medal of Freedom. Sifford, 92, was one of 18 recipients of the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Sifford started playing professionally at age 17. He won the Negro National Open six times, five of them in successive years. Yet the PGA would not admit him until 1960, two decades after he’d turned pro.