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An evening with Charles Sifford

Charlie Sifford, the legendary black golfer and civil rights pioneer to whom the University of St Andrews will give an honorary degree next week, will meet and answer questions from the public in St Andrews at a special event staged to mark the award of his degree.

Bobby Jones scholars 2006

CAPTION: This year's outgoing Bobby Jones scholars, pictured (right of centre) with Vice-Principal Stephen Magee and the current scholars from Emory. CREDIT: Stan Farrow

Honorary degree for golfing great

The University of St Andrews is to give an Honorary Degree to Charlie Sifford, the father of African American golf and the man whose career began the dismantling of racial barriers in the sport.