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Patricia Jane Berg. Watercolour on paper, 1980, by Dick Dugan. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

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Berg, Patricia Jane (13 February 1918–10 September 2006), professional golfer, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the third of four children in a strongly Catholic family. Patty, who attended John Brown Elementary School, was a self-confessed tomboy and excellent all-around athlete (particularly speed skating). She turned to golf after her mother objected to constant bruises and torn dresses following neighborhood football games with boys....