12 PGA Tour Wins
African American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame
Michigan Golf Hall of Fame
Professional Golfer (1975 – 2001)
Calvin Peete was born in Detroit, Michigan, started playing golf in his early-20s and immediately excelled at the game. Peete joined the PGA tour in 1975 and during his career won 12 PGA tour events and two events on the Japanese tour. He was the most successful African-American to have played on the on the PGA tour prior to the emergence of Tiger Woods. Known for his driving accuracy, he led the PGA tour in accuracy for ten consecutive seasons (1981 – 1990) and won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average in 1984. He was a member of two U.S. Ryder Cup teams (1983, 1985). Calvin Peete was inducted into the African American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 and into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. He passed away on April 29, 2015 at 71 years of age.