A true trailblazer and gentleman Mr. Lee Elder

Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play at The Masters back in 1975, died at the age of 87 on Monday.

Because of Elder, other Black golfers could participate in some of the world's biggest golf tournaments. Five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods was able to win those tournaments because of Elder, for example.

olfers and athletes from other sports showed respect to Elder after the news broke of his death on Monday. Jack Nicklaus, who won the Masters that year in 1975, honored Elder on Twitter: