William Lewis started playing golf with nothing but a 9-iron and he never stopped swinging, even when his favorite sport doled out a racist hazing.
Now a graying golfer, he spreads that same passion to dozens of kids from a predominantly black neighborhood in Martin Luther King Jr.'s hometown.
Somewhere in the nearly 50-year span of his career, he thought it would get easier. But there's just that one role model.
"It really is surprising," said Lewis, who teaches the sport to inner-city youths at The First Tee Atlanta.
So many expected Woods' historic victory in the 1997 Masters — and the 13 majors since then — to inspire other African-Americans to follow him into a game that was reserved for whites over more than a century.