Professional Golfers

The Ladies Professional Golf Association is considered the premier women’s professional sports organization in the world. The LPGA was founded in 1950 and has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a non-profit organization involved in every facet of golf.

LPGA Players Lizette Salas, Gerina Piller, and Lee Lopez

Latinas from Spain, Mexico, Central and South America are members of the LPGA Tour, however, there are only three U.S. Latinas currently participating: Lizette Salas from Azusa, Ca; Gerina Mendoza Piller from Roswell, NM; and Lee Lopez from Whittier, Ca. Lopez’s rookie year was 2016.

Nancy Lopez

The woman who paved the way for these two and many more following in their footsteps was LPGA hall-of-Famer, Nancy Lopez. She was the first Mexican-American woman on the LPGA Tour and is one of the most popular golfers of all-time. She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1987.

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