| Patrice M. Rizzo|
| University of Miami|
University of Miami
| June 19, 1960 (age 55)
Hollywood, Florida (1960-06-19) |Patti Rizzo Wikipedia
Patrice M. "Patti" Rizzo (born June 19, 1960) is an American professional golfer and golf instructor.
Rizzo was born in Hollywood, Florida. A collegiate All-American at the University of Miami, among her significant victories as an amateur were the Eastern Women's Amateur and Mexican Amateur in 1980, a year when she was also runner-up to Juli Inkster at the U.S. Women's Amateur. Her performance in the 1980 season resulted in Golf Digest ranking her the No.1 female amateur in the U.S. The following year her wins included the North and South Women's Amateur at Pinehurst and she earned medalist honors at the 1981 U.S. Women's Amateur. Golf Magazine ranked her the No. 1 collegiate player for 1981.
In 1982, Rizzo joined the LPGA Tour where she earned Rookie of the Year honors. She played on the Tour regularly for 10 years during which time she won four tournaments.
Growing disenchanted with pro golf, Rizzo quit the LPGA in 1991. After not playing any golf at all for several months, Rizzo accepted an invitation to play in a LPGA of Japan Tour event. Rizzo won it and soon afterwards accepted a one-year exemption to play the LPGA of Japan Tour. Rizzo won three tournaments in Japan in 1992, bringing her total victories there to nine.
Rizzo was the head coach of the Barry University women's golf program from 2004 until 2010 when she became coach at the University of Miami.1980 World Amateur, Trans-National, Eastern Amateur, Mexican Amateur
1981 North and South Women's Amateur, South Atlantic Harder Hall Invitational
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)1985 (1) Daioh Seishi Elleair Ladies
1986 (1) Takara Invitational
1988 (2) Takara Invitational, Daioh Seishi Elleair Ladies
1989 (1) Daikin Orchid Ladies
1991 (1) Tokai Classic
1992 (3) Nasuogawa Ladies, Takara Invitational, Fujitsu Ladies
1985 (1) Sun City International
1989 (1) Mazda Champions (with Mike Hill)
AmateurEspirito Santo Trophy (representing the United States): 1980 (winners)