Lee Elder Golfer: Career Earnings, Wife, Family, Bio

Robert Lee Elder was an American professional golfer. In 1975, he became the first African-American to play in the Masters Tournament, where he missed the cut. Elder was invited to the tournament after he won the 1974 Monsanto Open.

Lee Elder Golfer: Career Earnings, Wife, Family, Bio

Career Earnings:

Lee is one of the richest Golfer & listed on most popular Golfer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Lee Elder net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

Net Worth$1.5 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeGolfer
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving In Own House.



Lee Elder’s first marriage was to a woman named Rose Harper in 1966. However, the pair broke up several years later for undisclosed reasons.

Sharon Elder, who is in her 70’s was a very supportive wife to the former golfer, and was often spotted at several events with Lee.


Lee Elder Golfer: Career Earnings, Wife, Family, Bio

It is not clear if 87-year-old Lee and Sharon had any children together. Lee gave a hint at an event in April 2021, where he partook in the traditional ceremonial start to the Masters in Augusta.

He gave a speech at the event which included a tribute he paid to his family when he said: “For me and my family, I think it was one of the most emotional experiences that I have ever witnessed or been involved in”.


Elder was born in Dallas, Texas, to Charles and Almeta Elder. He was nine years old when his father was killed in Germany during World War II, and his mother died three months later. At the age of 12, Elder found himself moving from one ghetto to another before being sent to Los Angeles, California, to live with his aunt.

Elder frequently cut classes to work as a caddie, and after two years at Manual Arts High School he dropped out. Elder met his first wife, Rose Harper, at a golf tournament in Washington, D.C. The two married in 1966. 


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