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Kathy Whitworth

Awards And Accomplishments

1965, 1967 Named Associate Press Athlete of the Year
1965-67, 1969-72 Awarded the Vare Trophy for best scoring average
1966-69, 1971-73 Named LPGA Player of the Year
1966-69, 1971-73 Named Rolex Player of the Year
1968-77 Named "Golfer of the Decade," by GOLF Magazine
1970 Wins Orange Blossom Classic third year in row; second in LPGA history to win same event three times in a row
1975 Inducted into LPGA Hall of Fame
1981 Becomes first LPGA player to surpass $1 million in career earnings
1982 Inducted into Texas Sports Hall of Fame
1984 Breaks record for number of tournament titles with 85th win; inducted into International Women's Sports Hall of Fame
1985 Sets record for number of tournament titles with 88th win; awarded William Richardson Award for consistent outstanding contribution to golf, Golf Writers Association of America; with Mickey Wright, first woman to play in the Legends of Golf tournament
1986 First recipient of the William and Mousie Powell Award
1987 Presented with the Patty Berg Award
2000 Named one of the LPGA's top 50 players and teachers
2001 Presented with the Leadership Award, Executive Women's Golf Association
2002 Inducted into the Sun Country Hall of Fame, New Mexico Golf Academy, Albuquerque

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