Rawls, Betsy

Hometown:

USA

Spartanburg,
South Carolina

Year Inducted:

1960

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

May 04, 1928

Betsy Rawls

Professional Majors: 8

  • U.S. Women’s Open: 1951, 1953, 1957, 1960
  • Women’s Western Open: 1952, 1959
  • LPGA Championship: 1959, 1969

LPGA Tour Wins: 47

  • 1951: Sacramento Women’s Invitational Open
  • 1952: Houston Weathervane, Bakersfield Open (tied with Marlene Hagge, Betty Jameson and Babe Zaharias), Seattle Weathervane, Eastern Open, Carrollton Open, Thomasville Open, Cross-Country 144 Hole Weathervane
  • 1953: Barbara Romack Open, Eastern Open, Fort Worth Open
  • 1954: Tampa Women’s Open, St. Louis Open, Texas Open
  • 1955: Carrollton Open
  • 1956: Tampa Open, Sarasota Open, Peach Blossom Open
  • 1957: Tampa Open, Lake Worth Open, Peach Blossom Open, Reno Open
  • 1958: Tampa Open, St. Petersburg Open
  • 1959: Lake Worth Open, Royal Crown Open, Babe Zaharias Open, Land of the Sky Open, Triangle Round Robin, Mt. Prospect Open, Waterloo Open, Opie Turner Open
  • 1960: Babe Zaharias Open, Cosmopolitan Open, U.S. Women’s Open, Asheville Open
  • 1961: Cosmopolitan Open, Bill Brannin’s Swing Parade
  • 1962: J.E. McAuliffe Memorial
  • 1963: Sunshine Women’s Open
  • 1964: Dallas Civitan Open Invitational, Vahalla Open
  • 1965: Pensacola Invitational, Waterloo Open
  • 1968: Mickey Wright Invitational
  • 1970: Dallas Civitan Open, Cincinnati Open
  • 1972: GAC Classic

Addtional Wins: 7

  • 1949 Texas Amateur, Trans-National
  • 1950 Texas Amateur, Broadmoor Invitational
  • 1951 Hollywood Four-Ball
  • 1954 Inverness Four-Ball
  • 1962 Babe Zaharias Open (tie with Kathy Cornelius)

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • Vare Trophy: 1959
  • LPGA leading money winner: 1959
  • Patty Berg Award: 1980
  • Bob Jones Award: 1996
  • Commissioner’s Award: 2000