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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Bradley is first woman to win all four majors
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

June 1, 1986

When Pat Bradley bogies the 17th hole and Patty Sheehan birdies the 18th, the two are tied for the LPGA Championship lead. Bradley, though, can avoid a playoff if she makes a 12-foot birdie putt on 18.

Shaking off her doubts, Bradley says to herself, "My day is not over. I can still end it right here."

She does, draining the putt to give her a 68 on the day and an 11-under-par 277 for the tournament. She tosses her visor, raises her putter and dances around the green.

The victory at the Jack Nicklaus Sports Center in Mason, Ohio, is a historical milestone as it makes Bradley the first woman to win all four majors. She had won the Canadian Open in 1980 and 1985, the U.S. Open in 1981 and the Dinah Shore this year.

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