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Name: - Patty Sheehan
Country: - USA
Born : - October 27th, 1956 in Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont.
Original Home/Club: - Reno, Nevada
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1980
Web Address: - http://www.pattysheehanandfriends.org

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (6): LPGA Ch'ship (1983, '84, '93); US Women's Open (1992, '94); Nabisco Dinah Shore (1996; became the ANA Inspiration). Curtis Cup (1980). Solheim Cup player (1990, '92, '94, '96). Solheim Cup captain (2002, '03). Total professional wins (42), of which US LPGA Tour (35). LPGA Rookie of the Year (1981). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1993).


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Although rated one of the top junior skiers in the USA, Sheehan was also an accomplished golfer, and was a runner-up at the 1979 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. Sheehan attended college at the University of Nevada and San Jose State University, becoming the national collegiate champion in 1980. After establishing a 4-0 record at the 1980 Curtis Cup, she turned professional and embarked on a highly successful LPGA Tour career that saw her win 35 titles, which included six major championships. Sheehan played on five Solheim Cup teams and captained the USA team in 2003.


Top tournaments won by Patty Sheehan

1996Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC281 (-7)$135,000
Played as the Nabisco Dinah Shore (25th) (March 28-31). Second-placed Kelly Robbins (USA), Meg Mallon (USA) and Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Sheehan (USA), who recorded the last of her six major championship wins and last of her 35 LPGA Tour wins. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
1995Wmn AmericaSafeco ClassicMeridian Valley CC274 (-14)$75,000
Played as the Safeco Classic (Sept 14-17). Second-placed Emilee Klein (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sheehan (USA). [Meridian Valley CC, Kent, nr Seattle, WA].
1995Wmn AmericaWegmans LPGALocust Hill CC278 (-10)$82,500
Played as the Rochester International (June 15-18). Second-placed Sherri Steinhauer (USA) finished 4 shots behind Sheehan (USA), who won this event for the fourth time. [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1994Wmn AmericaSkins Game (LPGA)Stonebriar CC13 skins$285,000
Played as the JCPenney LPGA Skins Game (unofficial LPGA Tr event). Sheehan (USA) won with a total of 13 skins worth $285,000 (at the time the highest first prize ever won by an LPGA Tour player). Second: defending champion Betsy King (USA) 5 skins worth $165,000. Brandie Burton (USA) and Nancy Lopez (USA) were both shutout with no skins. [Stonebriar CC, Frisco, nr Dallas, Texas].
1994Wmn MajorsUS Women's OpenIndianwood277 (-7)$155,000
The US Women's Open (49th) (July 21-24). Second-placed Tammie Green (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sheehan (USA), who recorded the second of her two US Women's Open titles. [Old course, Indianwood G&CC, Lake Orion, Mich.].
1993Wmn AmericaPhoenix LPGA IntlMoon Valley CC275 (-17)$105,000
Played as the Standard Register PING Championship. Second-placed Dawn Coe-Jones (Can) and Kris Tschetter (USA) finished 5 shots behind Sheehan (USA). [Moon Valley CC, Phoenix, Arizona].
1993Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGABethesda CC275 (-9)$150,000
The Mazda LPGA Championship (39th) (June 10-13). Second-placed Lauri Merten (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sheehan (USA), who recorded her third win in this event. [Bethesda CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
1992Wmn EuropeBritish Women's OpenWoburn207 (-12)£50,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Sept 24-27). Second-placed Corinne Dibnah (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Sheehan (USA), who completed the unique double of winning the British and US Open titles in the same year. Reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
1992Wmn AmericaMarathon ClassicHighland Meadows209 (-4)$60,000
Played as the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic. Brandie Burton (USA), Tammie Green (USA), Heather Drew (USA) and Deb Richard (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sheehan (USA). [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].
1992Wmn MajorsUS Women's OpenOakmont CC, PA280 (-4)$130,000
The US Women's Open (47th) (July 23-27). Sheehan (USA) beat Juli Inkster (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Sheehan 72 (+1), Inkster 74 (+3). This was the first of two US Women's Open titles won by Sheehan. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1992Wmn AmericaWegmans LPGALocust Hill CC269 (-19)$60,000
Played as the Rochester International. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 9 shots behind Sheehan (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1991Wmn AmericaHawaiian Ladies OpenKo Olina GC207 (-9)$52,500
Played as the Orix Hawaiian Ladies Open. Second-placed and defending champion Beth Daniel (USA) finished 3 shots behind Sheehan. [Ko Olina GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].
1990Wmn AmericaJamaica Classic (LPGA)Tryall Club212 (-1)$75,000
Played as the Jamaica Classic. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA), Lynn Connelly (USA) and Jane Geddes (USA) finished 3 shots behind Sheehan (USA). [Tryall Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica].
1990Wmn AmericaMcDonald's ChampionshipDuPont CC275 (-9)$97,500
Played as the McDonald's Championship. Second-placed Kristi Albers (USA), Ayako Okamoto (Jpn), Cathy Gerring (USA) and defending champion Betsy King (USA) finished 4 shots behind Sheehan (USA). [DuPont CC, Wilmington, Delaware].
1990Wmn AmericaPortland ClassicColumbia Edgewater208 (-8)$52,500
Played as the PING-Cellular One Golf Championship. Second-placed Danielle Ammaccapane (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sheehan (USA). [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].
1990Wmn AmericaSafeco ClassicMeridian Valley CC270 (-18)$45,000
Played as the Safeco Classic. Second-placed Deb Richard (USA) finished 9 shots behind Sheehan (USA). [Meridian Valley CC, Kent, nr Seattle, WA].
1990Wmn AmericaWegmans LPGALocust Hill CC271 (-17)$60,000
Played as the Rochester International. Second-placed Amy Alcott (USA) finished 4 sots behind defending champion Sheehan (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1989Wmn AmericaWegmans LPGALocust Hill CC278 (-10)$45,000
Played as the Rochester International. Sheehan (USA) beat Ayaka Okamoto (Jpn) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1988Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Musashigaoka CC206 (-10)US$67,500
Played as the Mazda Japan Classic (LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Sheehan (USA) beat Liselotte Neumann (Swe) in a playoff. [Musashigaoka CC, Hanno, Saitama, Japan].
1988Wmn AmericaSarasota ClassicBent Tree CC, FL282 (-6)$33,750
Played as the Sarasota Classic. Second-placed JoAnne Carner (USA) and Jody Rosenthal (USA) finished 3 shots behind Sheehan (USA). [Bent Tree CC, nr Sarasota, Florida].
1986Wmn AmericaInamori ClassicBernardo Heights CC278 (-10)$30,000
Played as the Kyocera Inamori Classic. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sheehan (USA). [Bernardo Heights CC, San Diego, CA].
1986Wmn AmericaSan Jose ClassicAlmaden G&CC212 (-4)$41,250
Played as the Konica San Jose Classic. Sheehan (USA) beat Betsy King (USA), Amy Alcott (USA) and Ayako Okamoto (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Almaden G&CC, San Jose, California].
1986Wmn AmericaSarasota ClassicBent Tree CC, FL279 (-9)$30,000
Played as the Sarasota Classic. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) and Juli Inkster (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Sheehan (USA). [Bent Tree CC, nr Sarasota, Florida].
1985Wmn AmericaJ&B Scotch Pro-AmDesert Inn CC275 (-13)$30,000
Played as the J&B Scotch Pro-Am. Second-placed Alice Miller (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sheehan (USA). [Desert Inn CC, Las Vegas, Nevada; now known as Wynn Las Vegas. Earlier rounds also at Las Vegas CC].
1985Wmn AmericaSarasota ClassicBent Tree CC, FL278 (-10)$30,000
Played as the Sarasota Classic. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sheehan (USA). [Bent Tree CC, nr Sarasota, Florida].
1984Wmn AmericaElizabeth Arden ClassicTurnberry Isle280 (-8)$25,250
Played as the Elizabeth Arden Classic. Second-placed Sherri Turner (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sheehan (USA). [Soffer course, Turberry Isle Resort, Aventura, FL; at the time called the South course, Turnberry Isle CC].
1984Wmn AmericaHenredon ClassicWillow Creek CC277 (-11)$27,000
Played as the Henredon Classic. Second-placed Dot Germain (USA) and JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Sheehan (USA). [Willow Creek CC, High Point, North Carolina; now known as the Willow Creek course of High Point CC].
1984Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA71.40n/a
Sheehan (USA) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.
1984Wmn AmericaMcDonald's ChampionshipWhite Manor CC281 (-7)$52,500
Played as the McDonald's Kids Classic. Second-placed Amy Alcott (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sheehan (USA). [White Manor CC, Malvern, nr Philadelphia, PA].
1984Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGAKings Island272 (-16)$37,500
The LPGA Championship (30th) (May 31-Jun 3). Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) and Pat Bradley (USA) finished 10 shots behind defending champion Sheehan (USA), who recorded her second major championship win. [Grizzly course, The Golf Center at Kings Island, Mason, OH].
1983Wmn AmericaHenredon ClassicWillow Creek CC272 (-16)$27,000
Played as the Henredon Classic. Second-placed and defending champion JoAnne Carner finished 4 shots behind Sheehan (USA). [Willow Creek CC, High Point, North Carolina; now known as the Willow Creek course of High Point CC].
1983Wmn AmericaInamori ClassicTorrey Pines209 (-7)$26,250
Played as the Inamori Classic. Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Sheehan (USA). [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].
1983Wmn AmericaLPGA Corning ClassicCorning CC272 (-16)$22,500
Played as the LPGA Corning Classic. Second-placed Cindy Hill (USA) finished 8 shots behind Sheehan (USA). [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].
1983Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA61 ptsn/a
Sheehan (USA) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.
1983Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGAKings Island279 (-9)$30,000
The LPGA Championship (29th) (June 9-12). Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sheehan (USA), who started the final round seven shots behind the 54-hole leader Haynie. [Grizzly course, The Golf Center at Kings Island, Mason, OH].
1982Wmn AmericaInamori ClassicAlmaden G&CC277 (-15)$22,500
Played as the Inamori Classic. Second-placed Joyce Kazmierski (USA) finished 3 shots behind Sheehan (USA). [Almaden G&CC, San Jose, CA].
1982Wmn AmericaOrlando ClassicRio Pinar CC209 (-7)$22,500
Played as the Orlando Lady Classic. Sheehan (USA) beat Kathy Postlewait (USA) with a par at the fourth playoff hole, to record her second LPGA Tour win. [Rio Pinar CC, Orlando, Florida].
1982Wmn AmericaSafeco ClassicMeridian Valley CC276 (-12)$26,250
Played as the inaugural Safeco Classic. Second-placed JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sheehan (USA). [Meridian Valley CC, Kent, nr Seattle, WA].
1981Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Sagamihara GC213 (-9)US$30,000
Played as the Mazda Japan Classic (LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Beth Daniel (USA) finished in second place behind Sheehan (USA). [Sagamihara GC, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan].
1981Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LPGAxx
Sheehan (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1981 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.

 

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