One of women's golfing greats, she not only won over a dozen major titles, but also founded the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
She was a tomboy as a child, playing quarterback on the local football team, and turning to golf during her teenager years.
Seeing no professional golf circuit for women to play in, she played exhibition matches against the men, and ultimately decided to make her own.
She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Her work paved the way for future female golf stars like Nancy Lopez and Jan Stephenson.