With a wave and smile, Lee Elder helps open the Masters

The applause started when Lee Elder's golf cart began moving toward the first tee. “Lee, it is my privilege to say, you have the honors,” Ridley said. Elder — the first Black man to play the Masters — rose from his chair, hoisted his driver skyward for a moment, then nodded, smiled and waved in appreciation of the hundreds of people who crowded around the first tee to see history happen.

With a wave and smile, Lee Elder helps open the Masters

The applause started when Lee Elder's golf cart began moving toward the first tee. “Lee, it is my privilege to say, you have the honors,” Ridley said. Elder — the first Black man to play the Masters — rose from his chair, hoisted his driver skyward for a moment, then nodded, smiled and waved in appreciation of the hundreds of people who crowded around the first tee to see history happen.