King, Betsy

Hometown:

USA

Reading,
Pennsylvania

Year Inducted:

1995

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Aug 13, 1955

Betsy King

Professional Majors: 6

  • Nabisco Dinah Shore: 1987, 1990, 1997
  • U.S. Women’s Open: 1989, 1990
  • LPGA Championship: 1992

LPGA Tour Wins: 28

  • 1984: Women’s Kemper Open, Freedom Orlando Classic, Columbia Savings Classic
  • 1985: Samaritan Turquoise Classic, Rail Charity Classic
  • 1986: Henredon Classic, Rail Charity Classic
  • 1987: Circle K LPGA Tucson Open, McDonalds Championship, Atlantic City Classic
  • 1988: Women’s Kemper Open, Rail Charity Golf Classic, Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
  • 1989: Jamaica Classic, Women’s Kemper Open, USX Golf Classic, McDonald’s Championship, Nestle World Championship
  • 1990: JAL Big Apple Classic
  • 1991: LPGA Corning Classic, JAL Big Apple Classic
  • 1992: The Phar-Mor in Youngstown, Mazda Japan Classic
  • 1993: Toray Japan Queens Cup
  • 1995: ShopRite LPGA Classic
  • 2000: Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open, Corning Classic
  • 2001: ShopRite LPGA Classic

Additional Wins: 4

  • 1981: Itsuki Charity Classic (Japan)
  • 1985: Ladies British Open
  • 1990: Itoman World Match Play Championship
  • 1993: JCPenney/LPGA Skins Game

Solheim Cup Appearances: 6

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998
  • Captain: 2007

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • Player of the Year: 1984, 1989, 1993
  • Vare Trophy: 1987, 1993
  • LPGA’s leading money winner: 1984, 1989, 1993
  • GWAA Female Player of the Year: 1987, 1989
  • Best Female Golfer ESPY Award: 1994
  • LPGA William and Mousie Powell Award: 1996
  • Silver Anniversary Awards (NCAA): 2002