Even with Tiger at No. 1, golf still mostly white

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. Tiger Woods. "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.
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