Lee Elder is a golfer. He is the first African-American to play in Masters Tournament. Lee became part of the tournament after winning Monsanto Open. His father died, when he was only nine years old during World War II. Elder also joined Army and was discharged in 1961, later he joined United Golf Association. Elder was born on July 14, 1934, in Dallas, Texas. This web page is about Lee Elder’s net worth.
Elder turned pro in 1959, retired in 2005 and has had a total of 14 professional wins. In the past, Elder has played on the PGA Tour, and Champions Tour. Elder’s wins include: 4 PGA, plus 2 assorted titles. In 1967, Lee raised money for himself to join qualifying school for the PGA tour. In 1971, Gary Player invited him for South African PGA championship and he accepted the offer. It was the first integrated tour in the history of South Africa.
Later on, he qualified for the Masters tournament. Lee also participated in PGA tour for the Monsanto Open. In 1979, Elder qualified for Ryder Cup. Lee joined Senior PGA tour at the age of 50 in 1984. In 2020, Augusta National names Lee Elder an honorary starter for Masters 2021. He was the first black man to contest in Masters back in 1975.
Golfers on pro tours can range heavily in winnings. Top players make $5 to $10 million per year, while unknown players bring in less. On average, PGA earnings are a bit less than $1 million every year, while LPGA, Euro, and other tours offer less. Specifically, Elder has brought in megabucks on the PGA tour.
Lee Elder’s net worth in 2018 was estimated to be around $18 Million. As of now, Lee Elder’s net worth in 2020 is approximately $20 Million.
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