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Kathy Whitworth Biography

Early Signs Of Potential, Dedication And Focus, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments, Quietly Making Her MarkCONTACT INFORMATION


American golfer

Kathy Whitworth's professional golfing career spanned 32 years. From 1959 to 1991, she was a consistent figure in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). She started out with the LPGA when it was just beginning to take hold and participated in bringing it into its own. During that time she broke ground that set high standards for the women who follow in her footsteps. She was the first woman to earn a million dollars in LPGA tournament play. She holds the record for the most wins in tournament play for both the men's and women's professional associations. She was also the captain for the first American team to play in the Solheim Cup—a tournament that pits the top European women golfers against the top American women golfers. Her only disappointment in the midst of many achievements is never having won a U. S. Open tournament. In spite of that, she continues to maintain a proud yet humble opinion of her career, while having earned the respect of peers and fans.

Kathy Whitworth


Address: Kathy Whitworth, 1735 Mistletoe Drive, Flower Mound, TX 75022.

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