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Louise Suggs 1923--2015

Aug. 17, 2015
Aug. 17, 2015

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Aug. 17, 2015

RIO 2016
  • One year from the start of the 2016 Olympics, host Rio de Janeiro is pleased with its progress, but even as its scenic splendor and irrepressible spirit command attention, the city still has obstacles to overcome

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Louise Suggs 1923--2015

The LPGA cofounder died last week at a hospice in Sarasota, Fla., at 91. One of the dominant golfers of her era, she racked up 61 titles, including 11 majors, and helped start the women's tour in 1950. Suggs, who retired from competition in '62 but taught into her 70s, saw the women's tour grow from 14 events with purses totaling $50,000 to today's 33 tourneys offering $61.6 million. "Golf is like a love affair," Suggs said. "If you don't take it seriously, it's not fun. But if you do, it breaks your heart. Don't break your heart, but flirt with the possibility."

This is an article from the Aug. 17, 2015 issue

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