NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – The players were back on the course for the annual Ted Rhodes golf tournament on Saturday.
Ted Rhodes was the first black professional golfer to play at the US Open in 1948. Rhodes is from Nashville. He was also the founder of the Fisk University golf team.
For 52 years, players from all over the world have been coming to the city of music to raise money for the Fisk golf program.
“He fought to make blacks play golf and he fought tirelessly for that because he was passionate about the sport,” said Tiffany White, Rhodes’ granddaughter.
The second round of the fundraising campaign will take place on Sunday.
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