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Berg, Patricia Jane

Born: 1918 AD
Died: 2006 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Golf Player

1918 – Born on the 13th of February in in Minneapolis, Minnesota. American golfer, winner of more than 80 tournaments, including a record 15 major women’s championships, and first president of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

         – Attended the University of Minnesota and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

1931 – Berg began playing golf at the age of 13 and soon showed a remarkable talent for the game.

1934 – Began her amateur career as golfer and winning her first title the Minneapolis City Championship.

1935 – Became the finalist of the U.S. Women’s Amateur, losing to Glenna Collett Vare in Vare’s final Amateur victory.

1937 – Berg won the Titleholders.

1940 – She turned professional after winning twenty-nine amateur titles.

1942-1945 – In World War II she was a lieutenant in the Marines.

1946 – She won the inaugural U.S. Women’s Open.

         – Berg won the first U.S. Women’s Open, and she won the Titleholders Championship and the Western Open seven times each when they were major tournaments.

1948 – Helped to establish, and became the first president of, the LPGA.(Ladies Professional Golf Association).

1950 – She was the first president of the LPGA when it formally began.

1955 – She was inducted into the LPGA Tour and World Golf halls of fame and was voted The Associated Press female athlete of the year.

1957 – Runner-up in the Open at Winged Foot.

1959 – She was runner-up in the LPGA Championships.

1963 – She was voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association.

1978 – The LPGA established the Patty Berg Award.

2004 – Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.

2006 – She died on 10th of September in Fort Myers from complications of the Alzheimer’s Disease.