Patty Berg (Golfer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Patricia Jane Berg was an American professional golfer and a founding member and then leading player on the LPGA Tour during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Her 15 major title wins remains the all-time record for most major wins by a female golfer. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Full name: Patricia Jane Berg
Born: February 13, 1918, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Died: September 10, 2006, Fort Myers, Florida
College: University of Minnesota
Turned professional: 1940
Former tour(s): LPGA Tour
Professional wins: 63
LPGA Tour: 60 (4th all time)
Other: 3
Western Open: Won: 1941, 1943, 1948, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1958
Titleholders C’ship: Won: 1937, 1938, 1939, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1957
Women’s PGA C’ship: 2nd: 1956, 1959
U.S. Women’s Open: Won: 1946
World Golf Hall of Fame: 1951 (member page)
LPGA Tour, Money Winner: 1954, 1955, 1957
LPGA Vare Trophy: 1953, 1955, 1956
Associated Press, Female Athlete of the Year: 1938, 1943, 1955
Bob Jones Award: 1963
Patty Berg Award: 1990

About Patty Berg

One of women’s golfing greats, she not only won over a dozen major titles, but also founded the Ladies Professional Golf Association.

Before Fame

She was a tomboy as a child, playing quarterback on the local football team, and turning to golf during her teenager years.


Seeing no professional golf circuit for women to play in, she played exhibition matches against the men, and ultimately decided to make her own.

Family Life

She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Her work paved the way for future female golf stars like Nancy Lopez and Jan Stephenson.

Information related to Patty Berg

  • Golfers from Minnesota
  • Sportspeople from Fort Myers, Florida
  • Winners of ladies’ major amateur golf championships
  • Winners of LPGA major golf championships
  • World Golf Hall of Fame inductees
  • United States Marine Corps reservists
  • American women in World War II
  • Sportspeople from Minneapolis
  • American female golfers
  • LPGA Tour golfers

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Latest information about Patty Berg updated on September 09, 2020.

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