As an average golfer and an avid golf fan, I look at your U.S. Open countdown almost every day. Sunday’s column, with the review of the 83rd U.S. Open held in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, in 1983 listed the top five finishers on the leader-board but fails to mention anything about Calvin Peete, who finished tied for fourth and was tied for second at the end of the second and third rounds.
The column mentioned two of the other non-winning players on the leader-board, including the player tied with Peete in fourth, but nothing about Peete.
Peete, the most successful black golfer prior to the emergence of Tiger Woods, died this year on April 29 at the age of 71. I feel that omitting Peete from your column does a disservice to the black community that enjoys golf and reads your paper.