With Lee Elder’s passing at the age of 78, we take a moment to remember the American golfer’s roots, from his days as a college scholarship golfer to winning the PGA Tour with a dream at a young age and his Hall of Fame career. We’ve been using Instagram and your stories to bring some of Elder’s experiences to life.
With apologies to Senior Editor Ward Melville, who’s also an avid sports writer and photographer, these were two of Elder’s more recent Instagram pictures.
Lee Elder’s Golf Career: A Look Back At His Career From the Lane of the Hall to the Careers of the PGA PGA Tour Elder’s career blossomed as one of the young faces of the game after a series of early victories that featured winning the 1961 PGA Championship, the 1961 Evian Open and the 1963 Players Championship.
See more of Elder’s colorful career and as many of his Instagram pictures as possible.
PHOTO GALLERY photos from Elder’s golf career
MORE LINKS FROM THE LEE ELDER PROFILE
WATCH FULL DISCUSSION ABOUT ELDER’S LEGACY AND RADIO BREAKDOWN FROM “THE GOLF SHOW”
CURRENT COMPETITOR TO ELDER’S 1958 NATIONAL GOLF ASSOCIATION GRAND SLAM VICTORY SAYS ENERGY AND CHARACTER ARE PERFECT FOR TOUR
SPONSOR EXPRESSED THEIR SUPPORT ON THE COVER OF ELDER’S CAREER BOOK
AND CONTINUED THAT SUPPORT ON-AIR WHEN THE CARTELS DEBATED WAYS TO TELL EARTHLY SPORTS BLOGGER ELDER’S NAME AND JOURNEY