COMPLEX SAYS: As the first African American to play in the Masters, Lee Elder faced much criticism and hate. He was forced to rent two houses during the tournament, so that he could move between them in an effort to protect himself from attacks by racists. In addition to that, when asked about Elder playing in the tournament, Augusta National co-founder Clifford Roberts was quoted as saying, "To make an exception would be practicing discrimination in reverse." Two years after Elder made his Masters debut, Roberts committed suicide by shooting himself on the banks of the par-3 course at Augusta. Damn, son. The hate runs that deep, huh?
12. The Color Barrier at The Masters