The LPGA Tour says Louise Suggs, an LPGA founder and one of the greatest female golfers of all time, died Friday. She was 91.
Suggs died in Sarasota, Florida. The LPGA did not list a cause of death.
Suggs was perhaps the most influential player in LPGA history. Along with being one of the 13 founders in 1950, she served as LPGA president three times and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame and the LPGA Teaching and Professional Hall of Fame.
Her efficient swing marked her for greatness as a teenager in Georgia. Suggs won the 1947 U.S. Women's Amateur, the 1948 British Ladies Amateur and the 1949 U.S. Women's Open by 14 shots over Babe Zaharias.
The LPGA Tour named its rookie-of-the-year award after Suggs.