Patti Rizzo

United States




University of Miami

Race to CME Globe


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Patti Rizzo Bio

Started playing golf at the age of 15...Has one brother...Married Jacques Depardon and has two children...Hobbies include cooking, tennis and languages.

Career Highlights
• In 1998, best finish was a tie for 25th at the Rainbow Foods LPGA Classic.
• From 1994-97, did not compete as a member of the LPGA Tour.
• Has nine victories on the JLPGA.
• In 1993, recorded seven top-20 finishes and crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings.
• In 1992, she took a year off from the LPGA Tour to compete on the Japan LPGA Tour.
• In 1991, recorded her second career ace during the second round of the Desert Inn LPGA Classic.
• In 1990, had seven top-10 finishes, including four top-five performances, with a tie for second at the Desert Inn LPGA Classic marking her season-best.
• In 1989, her most successful season, earned $198,868 and won the Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Classic.
• In 1988, won the Sara Lee Classic by defeating three players in a five-hole playoff.
• In 1985, shot her career-best score of 64 during the third round of the LPGA Corning Classic, which she eventually won.
• In 1984, carded her first career hole-in-one during the Uniden LPGA Invitational.
• In 1983, won the Boston Five Classic.
• In 1982, earned Rookie of the Year honors with five top-10 finishes.

Rizzo’s outstanding amateur career was highlighted by a near win at the 1981 Florida Lady Citrus in Orlando. She attempted to become the first amateur since JoAnne Carner (1969) to win an LPGA event when she finished regulation play in a five-way tie for first-place. She was defeated by Beth Daniel on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. However, Rizzo won the World Amateur, Trans-National, Eastern Amateur and Mexican Amateur in 1980 and the North-South, the South Atlantic and the Harder Hall Invitational in 1981. Rizzo also claimed medalist honors and was runner-up at the 1981 U.S. Amateur, as well as at the 1980 and 1981 AIAW National Championships. A 1981 collegiate All-American at the University of Miami, she was Golf Digest’s top-ranked amateur in the country in 1980 and GOLF Magazine’s top-ranked collegiate player in 1981.

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