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Berg among the game's pioneers

Updated: December 20, 2006, 9:46 AM ET
By Bill Fields | GolfDigest.com

The 2006 golf season produced the usual share of memories -- sad to happy, dramatic to dubious.

The golf world lost some big names in 2006, most notably Byron Nelson and Earl Woods. But others passed away who are also worth acknowledging:

Patty Berg, 88 She favored many outfits -- they made it easier to live out of a suitcase -- but Berg's personality was more like her red hair. One of the 13 sparks who started the LPGA in 1950, she was a 5-foot-2 package of optimism and tenacity ...

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