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|
|Former tour(s):||LPGA Tour|
|LPGA Tour:||60 (4th all time)|
|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.
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.
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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