Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth

Profession: LPGA Golfer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: She won 88 LPGA Tour tournaments, more than anyone else has won on either the LPGA Tour or the PGA Tour, and became the first woman to reach career earnings of $1 million on the LPGA Tour.

Born: September 27, 1939
Birthplace: Monahans, Texas, USA
Age: 79 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Events in the Life of Kathy Whitworth

  • 1963-06-23 LPGA Western Open Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Mickey Wright defends title by 9 shots from Kathy Whitworth for her 10th major championship
  • 1965-11-28 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 10 shots from Peggy Wilson for her first major title
  • 1966-11-27 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins back-to-back titles by 2 shots from Judy Kimball and Mary Mills
  • 1967-07-16 LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 1 stroke from Shirley Englehorn
  • 1967-08-20 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Pekin CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 7 strokes from Sandra Haynie
  • 1968-06-24 LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: Canadian Sandra Post wins an 18-hole playoff against Kathy Whitworth by 7 strokes
  • 1970-06-15 LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: Shirley Englehorn wins her only major title; beats 1967 champion Kathy Whitworth by 4 strokes in an 18-hole playoff
  • 1971-06-13 LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 4 strokes from Kathy Ahern
  • 1971-06-27 US Open Women's Golf, Kahwa GC: JoAnne Carner wins by 7 strokes from Kathy Whitworth
  • 1975-06-01 LPGA Championship, Pine Ridge GC: Kathy Whitworth wins her 3rd LPGA C'ship by 1 stroke from Sandra Haynie
  • 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
  • 1990-11-18 1st Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Lake Nona G & CC: US beats Europe 11½-4½ in inaugural event; Kathy Whitworth US captain; Mickey Walker Europe skipper

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