Pete Brown, First Black To Win On PGA Tour, Dies At 80-Years Old


Just two days after the death of pro golfer Calvin Peete, winner of the 1985 Players champion, we have lost yet another pioneering African American golfer.

Pete Brown, the first black golfer to win a PGA Tour event, died today, Friday, May 1, in Augusta, Ga., at Doctors Hospital.  Brown was age 80.

Brown achieved a number of golf wins including the 1964 Waco Turner Open and the 1970 Andy Williams-San Diego Open.  During his long 17-year career on the PGA Tour these were some of the greatest highlights.

According to the Augusta Chronicle a source said that Brown had suffered from strokes and congestive heart failure in recent years.


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  • wingnutkiller

    Pete Brown, sorry to see you go, lots of respect for your accomplishments in a hostile environment.