Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs

Profession: Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: One of the founders of the LPGA, she won 11 LPGA major championships and her 61 LPGA Tour wins ranks 4th all time.

Born: September 7, 1923
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: August 6, 2015 (aged 91)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Events in the Life of Louise Suggs

  • 1946-04-12 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Louise Suggs wins her first major title by 2 strokes from Eileen Stulb
  • 1949-09-25 US Open Women's Golf, Prince George's CC: Louise Suggs leads wire-to-wire to win by 14 strokes ahead of runner-up and defending champion Babe Zaharias
  • 1951-09-16 US Open Women's Golf, Druid Hills GC: Betsy Rawls wins first of her 8 major titles, 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Louise Suggs
  • 1952-06-29 US Open Women's Golf, Bala GC: 1949 champion Louise Suggs wins, 7 strokes ahead of runners-up Marlene Bauer and Betty Jameson
  • 1953-03-01 American golfer Babe Zaharias wins a controversial Sarasota Women's Open by 7 strokes as playing partner Louise Suggs refuses to sign the scorecard after Zaharias given a beneficial ruling
  • 1953-06-20 LPGA Western Golf Open, Capital City Club: Louise Suggs defeats Patty Berg, 6 & 5 in the final
  • 1954-03-14 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Louise Suggs wins her second Titleholders title by 7 strokes from Patty Berg
  • 1954-06-19 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Glen Flora CC: Betty Jameson wins 6 & 5 over Louise Suggs in the final
  • 1955-06-26 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Patty Berg wins her 5th WO title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs and Fay Croker; first WO played at stroke play
  • 1955-07-02 US Open Women's Golf, Wichita GC: Uruguayan Fay Crocker beats Louise Suggs & Mary Lena Faulk by 4 to become the tournament's first overseas winner
  • 1955-07-17 1st LPGA Championship, Orchard Ridge CC: Beverly Hanson wins by 3 shots from Louise Suggs
  • 1956-03-11 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Louise Suggs wins her 3rd Titleholders title by 1 stroke from Patty Berg
  • 1956-07-01 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Wakonda CC: Beverly Hanson wins by 4 strokes from Louise Suggs; second of her 3 major titles
  • 1957-06-10 LPGA Championship, Churchill Valley CC: Louise Suggs wins her 10th major tile by 3 strokes from Wiffi Smith
  • 1958-06-28 US Open Women's Golf, Forest Lake CC: Mickey Wright wins 1st of 4 Open titles by 5 from Louise Suggs; 1st player to win Open & LPGA in same year

  • 1959-03-15 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Louise Suggs wins her 4th Titleholders title by 1 stroke from Betsy Rawls
  • 1959-06-27 US Open Women's Golf, Churchill Valley CC: Mickey Wright successfully defends her Open title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs
  • 1960-07-04 LPGA Championship, Sheraton Hotel CC: Mickey Wright wins by 3 from Louise Suggs
  • 1961-04-30 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Mickey Wright wins her 5th major title by 1 stroke from Patty Berg & Louise Suggs
  • 1961-10-15 LPGA Championship, Stardust CC: Mickey Wright convincingly wins her 3rd LPGA title by 9 strokes from Louise Suggs
  • 1963-07-20 US Open Women's Golf, Kenwood CC: Mary Mills wins her first of 3 major titles by 3 strokes ahead of runners-up Louise Suggs and Sandra Haynie
  • 1963-10-13 LPGA Championship, Stardust CC: Mickey Wright wins 4th LPGA title by 2 shots from Mary Mills, Louise Suggs & Mary Lena Faulk

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