Golfer Lee Elder, who broke race barrier at Masters, to become honorary starter in 2021

Fred Ridley announced on Monday that Elder will join the legends on the first tee to start the ’21 tournament.
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Lee Elder, in 1975, became the first Black player to compete in the Masters Tournament. In 2021 at Augusta National, he will join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player on Day 1 as an honorary starter.

Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley announced on Monday that Elder will join the legends on the first tee to start the ’21 tournament.

In addition, Ridley announced the creation of the Lee Elder Scholarships.

Two scholarships in Elder's name will be awarded annually to both a man and a woman on the golf teams at Paine College, a historically Black college located in Augusta.

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