Who's who: Pat Bradley

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Who's who: Pat Bradley

  • Name:

    Pat Bradley
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    March 24, 1951 in Westford, Massachusetts.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1974

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (6): Peter Jackson Classic (1980, became the du Maurier Classic); US Women's Open (1981); du Maurier Classic (1985, '86); Nabisco Dinah Shore (1986); LPGA Ch'ship (1986). Major wins included a "career slam" of four different majors.

Solheim Cup player (1990, '92, '96); Solheim Cup captain (2000). Total professional wins (36), including LPGA Tour (31). LPGA Tour leading money winner (1986, 1991). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1991).

Did you know?

Bradley comes from a golfing family. Her father was an avid golfer, her brother Mark is a PGA golf professional, and his son Keegan is a leading PGA Tour professional and major championship winner. Growing up in Massachusetts with her parents and five brothers, Pat Bradley took to golf early and enjoyed a very successful amateur career.

As a member of the Florida International University golf team she was named an "All-American" in 1970. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1974 and in the ensuing years notched-up six major titles, a career slam of majors and a total of 31 LPGA Tour wins. Bradley was the first LPGA player to achieve $2 million, then $3 million and then $4 million in career earnings.

Top tournaments won by Pat Bradley

1995
America
Disney's Eagle Pines
211 (-5)
$67,500
HealthSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Disney's Eagle Pines

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

HealthSouth

Played as the HealthSouth Inaugural (Jan 20-22). Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA), who recorded the last of her 31 LPGA Tour wins. [Eagle Pines course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL; this course no longer exists].

1992
America
Stonebriar CC
8 skins
$200,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Stonebriar CC

Score

8 skins

Prize money

$200,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney LPGA Skins Game (unofficial LPGA Tr event). Bradley (USA) won with a total of 8 skins worth $200,000. Second: Nancy Lopez (USA). Also competing: Meg Mallon (USA) and defending champion Jan Stephenson (Aus). [Stonebriar CC, Frisco, nr Dallas, Texas].

1991
Awards
$763,118
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Score

$763,118

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Bradley (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1991 Money List, with earnings of $763,118 on the Tour. Meg Mallon (USA) was second with $633,802; Dottie Mochrie (USA, nee Pepper) was third with $477,767.

1991
Awards
70.66
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Score

70.66

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Bradley (Pat) won her second Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1991
Awards
59 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Score

59 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Bradley (USA) won her second LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1991
America
Rail GC
197 (-19)
$60,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Rail GC

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. Second-placed Danielle Ammaccapane (USA) finished 6 shots behind Bradley (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].

1991
America
Killearn CC
278 (-10)
$165,000
Centel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Killearn CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Centel

Played as the Centel Classic. Second-placed Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA). [Killearn CC, Tallahassee, Florida].

1991
America
Los Coyotes CC
277 (-11)
$52,500
MBS

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Los Coyotes CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

MBS

Played as the MBS LPGA Classic. Second-placed Michelle Estill (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA), who recorded her 30th LPGA Tour win. [Los Coyotes CC, Buena Park, nr Los Angeles, CA].

1991
America
Meridian Valley CC
280 (-8)
$60,000
Safeco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Meridian Valley CC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

Safeco

Played as the Safeco Classic. Bradley (USA) beat Rosie Jones (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Meridian Valley CC, Kent, nr Seattle, WA].

1990
America
Corning CC
274 (-10)
$52,500
Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Corning CC

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

Corning

Played as the LPGA Corning Classic. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 3 shots behind Bradley (USA). [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].

1990
America
Wycliffe G&CC
281 (-7)
$45,000
Oldsmobile

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Wycliffe G&CC

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

Oldsmobile

Played as the Oldsmobile LPGA Classic. Bradley (USA) beat Dale Eggeling with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Wycliffe G&CC, Wellington, nr West Palm Beach, FL].

1990
America
Moon Valley CC
280 (-12)
$75,000
Std Register

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Moon Valley CC

Score

280 (-12)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Std Register

Played as the Standard Register Turquoise Classic. Second-placed Ayako Akamoto (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA). [Moon Valley CC, Phoenix, Arizona].

1989
America
267 (-21)
$100,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney Classic (Nov 30-Dec 3; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Winning team of Bill Glasson (USA) & Pat Bradley (USA) beat Duffy Waldorf (USA) & Patty Sheehan (USA) with an eagle at the fourth playoff hole (par-5 16th). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].

1989
America
208 (-8)
$67,500
AI Star/Centinela Hosp.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

AI Star/Centinela Hosp.

Played as the AI Star/Centinela Hospital Classic. Second-placed Hollis Stacy (USA) and defending champion Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA). [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].

1987
America
Moon Valley CC
286 (-6)
$45,000
Std Register

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Moon Valley CC

Score

286 (-6)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

Std Register

Played as the Standard Register Turquoise Classic. Second-placed Christa Johnson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Bradley (USA). [Moon Valley CC, Phoenix, Arizona].

1986
Awards
78 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Score

78 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Bradley (USA) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1986
Majors
Board of Trade CC
276 (-12)
$52,500
du Maurier

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Board of Trade CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

du Maurier

Played as the du Maurier Classic (July 24-27). Defending champion Pat Bradley (USA) beat Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to win this major championship for the third time. [Board of Trade CC, Woodbridge, Ontario].

1986
Majors
Kings Island
277 (-11)
$45,000
LPGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Kings Island

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

LPGA

The LPGA Championship (32nd) (May 29-Jun 1). Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Pat Bradley (USA). Bradley recorded her fifth major championship win and achieved a "Career Grand Slam" of winning four different major championships. [Grizzly course, The Golf Center at Kings Island, Mason, OH].

1986
America
PineIsle Resort
279 (-9)
$78,000
Nestle

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

PineIsle Resort

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$78,000

Title sponsor

Nestle

Played as the Nestle World Championship. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) and Betsy King (USA) finished 2 shots behind Bradley (USA). [PineIsle Resort, Lake Lanier, Georgia; now called Legacy Course on Lake Lanier].

1986
America
Pasadena GC
272 (-16)
$30,000
S&H

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Pasadena GC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

S&H

Played as the S&H Golf Classic. Second-placed Janet Coles (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA). [Pasadena GC, Gulfport, Florida; now called Pasadena Yatch & CC].

1986
Awards
71.10
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Score

71.10

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Bradley (Pat) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1986
Awards
$492,021
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Score

$492,021

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Bradley (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1986 Money List, with earnings of $492,021 on the Tour. Betsy King (USA) was second with $290,195; Juli Inkster (USA) was third with $285,969.

1986
Majors
280 (-8)
$75,000
Nabisco

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Nabisco

Played as the Nabisco Dinah Shore (15th) (April 3-6). Second-placed Val Skinner (USA) finished 2 shots behind Bradley (USA). [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

1985
America
Lone Tree GC
284 (-4)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Lone Tree GC

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the LPGA National Pro-Am (formerly Columbia Savings Classic). Bradley (USA) beat Amy Alcott (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Lone Tree GC nr Denver, Colorado; earlier rounds also at Meridian GC].

1985
Majors
Beaconsfield GC, Que.
278 (-10)
$45,000
du Maurier

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Beaconsfield GC, Que.

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

du Maurier

Played as the du Maurier Classic (July 25-28). Second-placed Jane Geddes (USA) finished 1 shot behind Pat Bradley (USA), who won this major championship for the second time. [Beaconsfield GC, Pointe-Claire, Québec].

1985
America
Locust Hill CC
280 (-8)
$38,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$38,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rochester International. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 2 shots behind Bradley (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

1983
Asia
Musashigaoka CC
206 (-10)
US$37,500
Mazda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Musashigaoka CC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

US$37,500

Title sponsor

Mazda

Played as the Mazda Japan Classic (LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Laurie Rinker (USA) finished in second place behind Bradley (USA). [Musashigaoka CC, Hanno, Saitama, Japan].

1983
America
272 (-16)
$22,500
Mazda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

Mazda

Played as the Mazda Classic of Deer Creek. Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) finished 7 shots behind Bradley (USA), who recorded her 10th LPGA Tour win. [Deer Creek CC, Deerfield Beach, Florida].

1983
America
Columbine CC
277 (-11)
$30,000
Columbia Savings

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Columbine CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Columbia Savings

Played as the Columbia Savings Classic. Bradley (USA) beat defending champion Beth Daniel (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Columbine CC, Littleton, nr Denver, CO].

1983
America
Upper Montclair CC
212 (-7)
$18,750
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Upper Montclair CC

Score

212 (-7)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Classic. Second-placed Stephanie Farwig (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA). [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, New Jersey].

1981
America
Mesa Verde CC
284 (E)
$26,250
Kemper

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Mesa Verde CC

Score

284 (E)

Prize money

$26,250

Title sponsor

Kemper

Played as the Women's Kemper Open. Debbie Massey (USA) finished 5 shots behind Bradley (USA). [Mesa Verde CC, Costa Mesa, nr Newport Beach, CA].

1981
Majors
La Grange CC
279 (-9)
$22,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

La Grange CC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$22,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (36th) (July 23-26). Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA), who recorded her second major championship title. [La Grange CC, La Grange, Chicago, IL].

1980
Majors
277 (-15)
$22,500
Peter Jackson

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Score

277 (-15)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

Peter Jackson

Played as the Peter Jackson Classic (Aug 7-10). Second-placed JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 1 shot behind Pat Bradley (USA), who recorded the first of her six wins in major championships. [St George's G&CC, Etobicoke, Ontario].

1980
America
Pine Ridge, MD
206 (-13)
$15,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Pine Ridge, MD

Score

206 (-13)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Baltimore Golf Classic. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA). [Pine Ridge GC, Baltimore, Maryland].

1978
America
267 (-21)
$30,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney Mixed Team Classic (two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Winning team: Lon Hinkle (USA) & Pat Bradley (USA). Second place: Mike Hill (USA) & Vivian Brownlee (USA). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].

1978
America
206
$9,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Score

206

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hoosier Classic. JoAnne Carner finished in second place behind Bradley.

1978
America
Rail GC
276 (-12)
$15,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Rail GC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. Second-placed Sharon Miller (USA) finished 4 shots behind Bradley (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$7,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Lady Keystone Open. Second-placed Jane Blalock (USA) finished 4 shots behind Bradley (USA). [West course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1977
America
Locust Hill CC
213 (-6)
$11,000
Bankers Trust

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

213 (-6)

Prize money

$11,000

Title sponsor

Bankers Trust

Played as the inaugural Bankers Trust Classic. Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA), JoAnne Carner (USA) and Carol Mann (USA) finished 2 shots behind Bradley (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

1976
America
217
$14,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Venue

Score

217

Prize money

$14,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Girl Talk Classic. Judy Rankin, Bonnie Lauer and Sandra Post finished in second place behind Bradley.

1975
Aus/NZ
216 (E)
$10,000
Colgate

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Pat

Score

216 (E)

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

Colgate

Played as the Colgate Far East Women's Open (Dec 5-7; unofficial LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Joyce Kazmierski (USA) finished 1 shot behind Pat Bradley (USA), whose recorded her first professional win with a 40-foot birdie putt on the final green. [Victoria GC, Melbourne, Aus].

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