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Peete, Calvin, 1943-2015


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1943-07-18
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2015-04-29
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Professional Golfers' Association of America
        • Organization: (naf) Senior PGA Tour (Association)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Detroit (Mich.)PGA Tour WWW site, viewed Apr. 30, 2015
    • Death Place

        (naf) Atlanta (Ga.)PGA Tour WWW site, viewed Apr. 30, 2015
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: Ness, Dolly. For Peete's sake, c2008:t.p. Calvin Peete) p. 1, etc. (b. July 18, 1943; African American golfer)
    • found: New York times (online), viewed Apr. 30, 2015(in obituary published Apr. 29: Calvin Peete; b. July 18, 1943, Detroit; d. Wednesday [Apr. 29, 2015], aged 71; his life traced one of sport's most triumphant arcs: a school dropout with a crooked left arm who did not pick up a golf club until his 20s, did not join the pro tour until his 30s, and still became one of the leading players of his era and the most successful black professional golfer before Tiger Woods)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 04, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Peete, Calvin; golfer; born 18 July 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, United States; did not start playing golf until age twenty-three (1980's); suffered from Tourette's Syndrome; joined the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour as one of the first black professional golfers (1967); qualified for the PGA Tour (1975); hit stride, winning twelve PGA Tour events and playing on the US Ryder Cup teams (1983, 1985); finnished first in the Tournament Players Championship (1985); ranked third on the PGA's all-important "money list"; led the PGA Tour in drive accuracy (1981-1991); joined the Senior PGA Tour (1994); known as the most visible and successful black golfer between the era of Sifford and Elder and that of Tiger Woods)
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