November 23, 2015

Place your bets! Native sons Scott Piercy and Robert Gamez, perhaps? Or long-time Nevada transplants Charley Hoffman and Ryan Moore? Maybe long-shot Natalie Gulbis?! OK, betting window is closed. If you picked Patty Sheehan, come collect your winnings. Sheehan certainly did plenty of that during her career. Born in Middlebury, Vt., the junior ski phenom managed to excel at golf as well. At Earl Wooster High in Reno, she accomplished a three-peat at the Nevada High School Championships, winning from 1972-’74, then won four consecutive Nevada State Women’s Amateurs from 1975-’78. She didn’t miss a beat upon turning pro. Sheehan was Rookie of the Year in 1981, Player of the Year in 1983 and captured 35 titles in all, six of them majors. Among her wins are two U.S. Women’s Opens and three LPGA Championships. Ca-ching!