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Patty Berg

Patty Berg (Born Feb. 13, 1918) -- Leading player on the LPGA Tour during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Patty Berg first came to national attention by reaching the final of the 1935 U.S. Women's Amateur, losing to Glenna Collett Vare in Vare's final Amateur victory. Berg reached the final in 1937 and won the Amateur in 1938 at Westmoreland. A fixture on the fledgling Women's Professional Golf Association circuit, she won the inaugural U.S. Women's Open. Berg, a founder of the LPGA, won a total of 41 events on the LPGA and WPGA circuit, and was runner-up in the 1957 Open at Winged Foot. She was runner-up in the 1956 and 1959 LPGA Championships. In addition, Berg won the 1953, 1957, and 1958 Western Opens, the 1955 and 1957 Titleholders, both considered majors at the time. Her last victory came in 1962.