Who's who in golf - Pat Bradley


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Name: - Pat Bradley
Country: - USA
Born : - March 24th, 1951 in Westford in the state of Massachusetts.
Original Home/Club: - Westford, Massachusetts
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; became the ANA Inspiration); 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), of which US LPGA Tour (31). LPGA Tr leading money winner (1986, 1991). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1991).


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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

1995Wmn AmericaHealthSouth InauguralDisney's Eagle Pines211 (-5)$67,500
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].
1992Wmn AmericaSkins Game (LPGA)Stonebriar CC8 skins$200,000
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].
1991Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA70.66n/a
Bradley (Pat) won her second Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.
1991Wmn AmericaMBS LPGA ClassicLos Coyotes CC277 (-11)$52,500
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].
1991Wmn AmericaMercury TitleholdersKillearn CC278 (-10)$165,000
Played as the Centel Classic. Second-placed Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA). [Killearn CC, Tallahassee, Florida].
1991Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$763,118see Score
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.
1991Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA59 ptsn/a
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.
1991Wmn AmericaSafeco ClassicMeridian Valley CC280 (-8)$60,000
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].
1991Wmn AmericaState Farm ClassicRail GC197 (-19)$60,000
Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. Second-placed Danielle Ammaccapane (USA) finished 6 shots behind Bradley (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].
1990Wmn AmericaHealthSouth InauguralWycliffe G&CC281 (-7)$45,000
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].
1990Wmn AmericaLPGA Corning ClassicCorning CC274 (-10)$52,500
Played as the LPGA Corning Classic. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 3 shots behind Bradley (USA). [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].
1990Wmn AmericaPhoenix LPGA IntlMoon Valley CC280 (-12)$75,000
Played as the Standard Register Turquoise Classic. Second-placed Ayako Akamoto (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA). [Moon Valley CC, Phoenix, Arizona].
1989Wmn AmericaCentinela Hosp ClassicRancho Park208 (-8)$67,500
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].
1989Wmn AmericaJCPenney ClassicBardmoor CC267 (-21)$100,000
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].
1987Wmn AmericaPhoenix LPGA IntlMoon Valley CC286 (-6)$45,000
Played as the Standard Register Turquoise Classic. Second-placed Christa Johnson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Bradley (USA). [Moon Valley CC, Phoenix, Arizona].
1986Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC280 (-8)$75,000
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].
1986Wmn MajorsCanadian Women's OpenBoard of Trade CC276 (-12)$52,500
Played as the du Maurier Classic. Defending champion Bradley (USA) beat Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) at the first playoff hole. [Board of Trade CC, Woodbridge, Ontario].
1986Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA71.10n/a
Bradley (Pat) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.
1986Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$492,021see Score
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.
1986Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA78 ptsn/a
Bradley (USA) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.
1986Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipPineIsle Resort279 (-9)$78,000
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].
1986Wmn AmericaSt Petersburg Open (LPGA)Pasadena GC272 (-16)$30,000
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].
1986Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGAKings Island277 (-11)$45,000
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].
1985Wmn MajorsCanadian Women's OpenBeaconsfield GC, Que.278 (-10)$45,000
Played as the du Maurier Classic. Second-placed Jane Geddes (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA). [Beaconsfield GC, Pointe-Claire, Québec].
1985Wmn AmericaColumbia Savings ClassicLone Tree GC284 (-4)$45,000
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].
1985Wmn AmericaWegmans LPGALocust Hill CC280 (-8)$38,250
Played as the Rochester International. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 2 shots behind Bradley (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1983Wmn AmericaChrysler-Plymouth ClassicUpper Montclair CC212 (-7)$18,750
Played as the Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Classic. Second-placed Stephanie Farwig (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA). [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, New Jersey].
1983Wmn AmericaColumbia Savings ClassicColumbine CC277 (-11)$30,000
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].
1983Wmn AmericaHealthSouth InauguralDeer Creek272 (-16)$22,500
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].
1983Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Musashigaoka CC206 (-10)US$37,500
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].
1981Wmn MajorsUS Women's OpenLa Grange CC279 (-9)$22,000
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].
1981Wmn AmericaWomen's Kemper OpenMesa Verde CC284 (E)$26,250
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].
1980Wmn MajorsCanadian Women's OpenSt George's G&CC277 (-15)$22,500
Played as the Peter Jackson Classic. Second-placed JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA). [St George's G&CC, Etobicoke, Ontario].
1980Wmn AmericaLady Carling - BaltimorePine Ridge GC206 (-13)$15,000
Played as the Greater Baltimore Golf Classic. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA). [Pine Ridge GC, Baltimore, Maryland].
1978Wmn AmericaHoosier Classic206$9,000
Played as the Hoosier Classic. JoAnne Carner finished in second place behind Bradley.
1978Wmn AmericaJCPenney ClassicBardmoor CC267 (-21)$30,000
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].
1978Wmn AmericaLady Keystone OpenHershey CC206 (-10)$7,500
Played as the Lady Keystone Open. Second-placed Jane Blalock (USA) finished 4 shots behind Bradley (USA). [West course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].
1978Wmn AmericaState Farm ClassicRail GC276 (-12)$15,000
Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. Second-placed Sharon Miller (USA) finished 4 shots behind Bradley (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].
1977Wmn AmericaWegmans LPGALocust Hill CC213 (-6)$11,000
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].
1976Wmn AmericaGirl Talk Classic217$14,000
Played as the Girl Talk Classic. Judy Rankin, Bonnie Lauer and Sandra Post finished in second place behind Bradley.
1975Wmn AsiaFar East Open216$10,000
Played as the Colgate Far East Ladies Tournament. Joyce Kazmierski finished in second place behind Bradley.

 

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