Berg, Patty

Hometown:

USA

Minneapolis,
Minnesota

Year Inducted:

1951

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Feb 13, 1918 -
Sep 10, 2006

Patty Berg

Professional Majors: 15

  • Titleholders Championship: 1937, 1938, 1939, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1957
  • Western Open: 1941, 1943, 1948, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1958
  • U.S. Women’s Open: 1946

LPGA Tour Wins: 45

  • 1941: North Carolina Open, New York Invitational
  • 1943: All-American Open
  • 1945: All-American Open
  • 1946: Northern California Open, Northern California Medal Tournament, Pebble Beach Open
  • 1947: Northern California Open, Pebble Beach Open, Northern California Medal Tournament
  • 1948: Hardscrabble Open
  • 1949: Tampa Open, Texas PGA Championship, Hardscrabble Open
  • 1950: Eastern Open, Sunset Hills Open, Hardscrabble Women’s Invitational
  • 1951: Sandhills Women’s Open, Pebble Beach Weathervane, New York Weathervane, 144 Hole Weathervane
  • 1952: New Orleans Women’s Open, Richmond Open, New York Weathervane
  • 1953: Jacksonville Open, New Orleans Women’s Open, Phoenix Weathervane, Reno Open, All-American Tom O’Shanter, World Championship
  • 1954: Triangle Round Robin Invitational, World Championship, Ardmore Open
  • 1955: St. Petersburg Open, Clock Open, World Championship, All-American Open
  • 1956: Dallas Open, Arkansas Open
  • 1957: Havana Open, All-American Open, World Championship
  • 1958: American Women’s Open
  • 1960: American Women’s Open
  • 1962: Muskogee Civitan Open

Amateur Wins: 12

  • 1934: Minneapolis City Championship
  • 1936: Helen Lee Doherty Championship, U.S. Curtis Cup
  • 1937: Helen Lee Doherty Championship
  • 1938: U.S. Women’s Amateur, Western Amateur, Tans-Mississippi Championship, Western Derby, Helen Lee Doherty Championship, U.S. Curtis Cup
  • 1939: Helen Lee Doherty Championship
  • 1940: Helen Lee Doherty Championship

Additional Wins: 3

  •  1944: Pro-Lady Victory National
  • 1950: Orlando Two-Ball
  • 1954: Orlando Two-Ball

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • Athlete of the Year Award, Associated Press: 1938, 1943, 1955
  • LPGA Founder
  • Vare Trophy: 1953, 1955, 1956
  • Leading money winner: 1954, 1955, 1957
  • Performance Average Award, Golf Digest: 1955-57
  • William D. Richardson Award: 1959
  • Florida Sports Halls of Fame: 1961
  • Bob Jones Award: 1963
  • Joe Graffis Award: 1975
  • Ben Hogan Award: 1975
  • Humanitarian Sports Award, United Cerebral Palsy Foundation: 1976
  • Gold Tee Award: 1978
  • Women’s Sports Hall of Fame: 1980
  • Herb Graffis Award: 1981
  • Charles Barlett Award: 1982
  • Old Tom Morris Award: 1986
  • Female Contributor to Sport Award: 1987
  • Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame: 1987
  • “Golfer of the Decade” (1938-47), GOLF Magazine: 1988
  • Patty Berg Award: 1990
  • All-American Collegiate Hall of Fame: 1991
  • PGA Distinguished Service Award: 1995
  • Big Ten Centennial Award: 1995
  • University of Minnesota Women’s Athletics Department Hall of Fame: 1995
  • Sisterhood Award: 1995
  • National Conference of Christians and Jewish Award: 1995
  • EWG Leadership Award: 1995
  • Volvo Legend Series Award: 1995
  • University of Minnesota Hall of Fame: 1995
  • Warren J. Rebholz Distinguished Service Award: 1996
  • Sprint Lifetime Achievement Award: 1997
  • National Golf Course Owners Association Award of Merit: 1998
  • Woman of the Year for Sports and Recreation Award, Gulfshore Life Magazine: 1999
  • Eagle Award, LPGA T&CP Southeast Section: 2000
  • Rolex/Gladys Palmer Meritorious Service Award: 2000
  • LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame: 2000
  • United States Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame: 2003
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation: 2005
  • PGA of America Golf Hall of Fame: 2007
  • Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame: 2007
  • South Florida PGA Hall of Fame: 2008