In this May 22, 1983, file photo, Calvin Peete holds his arms up in thanks to the gallery as they give him a standing ovation after he made a birdie on the 18th hole to win the Georgia Pacific-Atlanta Classic golf tournament in Atlanta. Peete, the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died Wednesday morning, APril 29, 2015. He was 71. (AP Photo/Joe Holloway  Jr., File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Calvin Peete, who taught himself how to play golf at 24 and became the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died Wednesday morning, the PGA Tour said. He was 71.

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