Patty Sheehan (born October 27, 1956) is an American professional golfer. She is quoted as saying:
“I never thought of myself as anything less than a winner. To be successful, you need drive, determination and a belief in yourself, and some kind of peacefulness about what you’re doing.”
True to her word, Patty became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1980 and won six major championships and 35 LPGA Tour events in all. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
It’s Not All About Patty!
Sheehan also hosts the Patty Sheehan & Friends, which is a tournament on theLegends Tour. Patty Sheehan & Friends helps aid women and children’s charities all across Northern Nevada.
Her Success is Incredible
Here are the Major Championships:
• Kraft Nabisco Championship: 1996
• LPGA Championship: 1983, 1984, 1993
• U.S. Women’s Open: 1992, 1994
Awards and Honors:
• Member, World Golf Hall of Fame
• Vare Trophy (low scoring average), 1984
• Member, U.S. Solheim Cup team, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996
• Captain, U.S. Solheim Cup team, 2002, 2004
• Member, U.S. Curtis Cup team, 1980
• Member, Collegiate Golf Hall of Fame
• Member, National High School Hall of Fame
• Recipient, Patty Berg Award, 2002
. She won LPGA Tour Player of the Year in 1983 and was one of several athletes named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 1987.
Sheehan became one of the first LPGA players to publicly announce that she was a lesbian. Sheehan and her partner Rebecca Gaston have two adopted children.