4-Time Major Champion Berning Elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
Four-time major champion Susie Maxwell Berning will be the final inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
She joins Tiger Woods, former PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and golf course developer Marion Hollins as part of the 2021 class of inductees.
In her career, Berning won three U.S. Women’s Open titles, her last coming in 1973 at the Country Club of Rochester.
Only Mickey Wright and Betsy Rawls have won more, they won four each.
Of Berning’s 11 LPGA titles, four were major championships. She was also a winner at the 1965 Women’s Western Open.
In her first U.S. Open victory, Berning edged Wright by three shots at Moselem Springs Golf Club in Pennsylvania in 1968.
Her second U.S. Open title came in 1972 a Winged Foot.
Berning turned pro in 1964 and won Rookie of the Year.
Prior to turning pro, Berning won three consecutive Oklahoma State high school golf championships.
She was the first female to be offered a golf scholarship from Oklahoma City University, where she played on the men’s team.