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IT WOULD be fair to say that the development of the British Black Golfers  (BBG) organisation is in full swing. The brainchild of Ray Nyabola, the organisation’s ambitions among others is to make a pastime steeped in so much tradition and negative perception, accessible to the black community. At the heart of Ray’s’ ambitions is making golf a pathway for black youngsters. An excited Ray told the Voice of Sport: “For me BBG has been in my head for the best part of a decade if not more. I started thinking about golf and the black community while I was...

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Well, maybe this will be HV3’s year, the year Harold Varnergets his first PGA Tour win and the January trip to Maui that comes with it, for the Sentry Tournament of Champions. It’s a good week: a wide-open golf course, poolside Mai Tais after work, a Ritz-Carlton where the doorman greets you with a hearty aloha. Last year, Varner finished second at Hilton Head. In a new book by my press-tent pal John Feinstein, Varner, 31, open and playful, makes a telling appearance. On page 297 of Raise a Fist, Take a Knee, Varner and Amanda Singleton (boyfriend and girlfriend as teenagers; married...

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Stephen Curry has long been an admirer of Lee Elder, who endured racism as the first Black man to play in the Masters Tournament in 1975. So, of course the Golden State Warriors’ all-time leading scorer made it a point to watch the golf legend make history again at the 2021 Masters, where Elder served as an honorary starter alongside Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player on April 8. “To know that [Elder] gets his flowers while he’s still here, one, but to know what he went through at ’75, just to qualify for the Masters, to show up there with...

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When the storyline of the weekend doesn’t involve an actual competitor in the tournament, you know you’re in trouble. 

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