Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright Full Name: Mickey Wright [Mary Kathryn Wright]

United States of America

Profession: LPGA Golfer
Why Famous: Wright turned professional in 1954 and became a member of the tour in 1955, winning thirteen major championships throughout her career with a total of 90 professional wins.

Wright currently holds the record for the most victories in the Women's PGA Championship with 4, and holds the second most LPGA Tour wins after Kathy Whitworth, with 82 wins.

Born: February 14, 1935 (83 years old)
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius

Historical Events in the Life of Mickey Wright

  • 1958-06-08 LPGA Championship, Churchill Valley CC: Mickey Wright wins first of 13 major titles by 6 strokes from Fay Crocker
  • 1958-06-28 US Open Women's Golf, Forest Lake CC: Mickey Wright wins 1st of 4 Open titles by 5 from Louise Suggs; 1st player to win Open & LPGA in same year
  • 1959-06-27 US Open Women's Golf, Churchill Valley CC: Mickey Wright successfully defends her Open title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs
  • 1960-07-04 LPGA Championship, Sheraton Hotel CC: Mickey Wright wins by 3 from Louise Suggs
  • 1960-10-02 Mickey Wright becomes first player in LPGA Tour history to average fewer than 74 strokes per round to win the Vare Trophy after a season average of 73.25; first of 5 consecutive Vare Trophies for Wright
  • 1961-04-30 LPGA Titleholders Golf, Augusta CC: Mickey Wright wins her 5th major title by 1 stroke from Patty Berg & Louise Suggs
  • 1961-07-01 US Open Women's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Mickey Wright wins her 3rd Open by 6 strokes, despite a 2nd round 8-over par 80
  • 1961-10-15 LPGA Championship, Stardust CC: Mickey Wright convincingly wins her 3rd LPGA title by 9 strokes from Louise Suggs
  • 1962-04-30 LPGA Titleholders Golf, Augusta CC: Mickey Wright wins her 8th major title in a playoff with Ruth Jessen
  • 1963-06-23 LPGA Western Open Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Mickey Wright defends title by 9 shots from Kathy Whitworth; 10th major
  • 1963-10-13 LPGA Championship, Stardust CC: Mickey Wright wins 4th LPGA title by 2 shots from Mary Mills, Louise Suggs & Mary Lena Faulk
  • 1964-07-12 US Open Women's Golf, San Diego CC: Mickey Wright wins her 4th Open in a playoff with Ruth Jessen
  • 1964-10-04 LPGA Championship, Stardust CC; Mary Mills shoots final round 69 to win first of her 2 LPGA C'ships, 2 strokes ahead of defending champion Mickey Wright
  • 1964-11-15 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro at the Tall City Open, Midland, Texas
  • 1966-08-21 LPGA Western Open Golf, Rainbow Springs CC; Mickey Wright wins her 13th and final major title by 1 from Margie Masters & Jo Ann Prentice
  • 1968-07-07 US Open Women's Golf, Moselem Springs GC: Susie Maxwell Berning beats Mickey Wright by 3 strokes
  • 1973-04-15 2nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

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