Louise Suggs: LPGA founder dies in Florida aged 91

Louise Suggs
Suggs is recognised as one of the greats of the game

Louise Suggs, a founder of the Ladies Professional Golf Association and one of the greatest female golfers of all time, has died aged 91 in Florida.

As a teenager, she won the 1947 US Women's Amateur, the 1948 British Ladies Amateur and the 1949 US Women's Open titles.

She won a title in every season of her professional career, finishing with 61 victories, including 11 majors.

In 1957 she became the first player to win a career Grand Slam.

The LPGA Tour rookie-of-the-year award is named after Suggs, who was one of 13 women to help set up the LPGA in 1950.

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