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Amy Alcott

Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: 5-time major title winner; US Golf Open winner 1980

Born: February 22, 1956
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Age: 65 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces

Historical Events

  • 1978-06-11 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Nancy Lopez wins by 6 strokes from fellow American Amy Alcott
  • 1979-07-29 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St. George's CC: Amy Alcott wins by 3 from Nancy Lopez for her first major title
  • 1980-07-13 US Open Women's Golf, Richland CC: Amy Alcott scores convincing 9 stroke win over runner-up Hollis Stacy
  • 1983-04-03 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: In strong winds, Amy Alcott wins by 2 strokes ahead of Kathy Whitworth and Beth Daniel; first year tournament regarded as a major title
  • 1988-04-03 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Amy Alcott wins the 2nd of her 3 DS events, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Colleen Walker
  • 1988-05-22 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Sherri Turner birdies final 2 holes to win her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Amy Alcott
  • 1991-03-31 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Amy Alcott breaks her own scoring record to win her 3rd DS by 8 strokes over Dottie Pepper; her 5th major title, and 29th & final LPGA Tour win
  • 1996-08-18 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn, Duke's Course: Emilee Klein wins by 7 strokes ahead of fellow Americans Amy Alcott and Penny Hammel

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