Cleveland golfer Charlie Sifford, who broke color barrier in PGA, dead at 92

CLEVELAND - Clevelander Charlie Sifford, the first black man to gain entry into the Professional Golf Association, has died at the age of 92. 

Sifford's granddaughter confirmed the legendary golfer's passing to 

The golfer known for his trademark cigar called Northeast Ohio his home for many years, most recently living in Warrensville Heights.

In November, he went to the White House where President Obama presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award that can be received by a civilian.'s Leon Bibb did a special feature on Sifford in his My Ohio segment. 

TAP HERE to view that special. 

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