Babe Zaharias

Olympic gold medal winner in track and field. All-American basketball player in college. Champion golfer. If there was a Jim Thorpe among women athletes, it was Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias. As a professional golfer, she won 31 tournaments, including three U.S. Women’s Opens, and helped found the Ladies Professional Golf Association. “Babe changed the game […]

Mickey Wright

Ben Hogan described her swing as the best he ever saw. So did Byron Nelson. For 14 years, she dominated women’s golf, winning 82 tournaments and carrying the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour on her shoulders. Mickey Wright was not burdened by potential-potential, in her words, was but a hope to be fulfilled. What made […]

Kathy Whitworth

It is one of the most famous records in golf: 88 victories over a span of 23 years, an average of 3.8 victories per season starting with the Kelly Girl Open in 1962 and ending with the United Virginia Bank Classic in 1985. In those three decades, Kathrynne Ann Whitworth surpassed the victory totals of […]

Karrie Webb

In a career marked by one accomplishment after another, Karrie Webb’s greatest achievement arguably is qualifying for the World Golf Hall of Fame by age 25. “It took me forever to get in,” said Juli Inkster. “I feel like the turtle and Karrie is the hare.” “It’s hard to fathom,” added Beth Daniel. “When the […]

Louise Suggs

“She was bound to be a winner,” Ben Hogan once said of Louise Suggs. “And she was.” No truer words have been spoken in describing the first female inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Suggs won a U.S. Amateur, a British Amateur, two U.S. Women’s Opens, an LPGA Championship and a Vare Trophy. […]

Annika Sorenstam

In a career where she became legendary for her consistent dominance, where she won 72 LPGA events and positioned herself as one of the greatest players of all time, the defining moment of Annika Sorenstam’s career might have been a week where she missed the cut. When she teed it up at the Bank of […]

Patty Sheehan

It is a tribute of a person’s fortitude that she is at her best when life seems at its worst. That, then, says it all about Patty Sheehan, who has twice answered adversity with achievement, and who has proven that heart and courage mean as much in golf as talent. When you grow up as […]

Betsy Rawls

There is not a more respected woman in the game of golf than Betsy Rawls. Her 55 career victories rank behind only Kathy Whitworth, Mickey Wright and Patty Berg, and she shares the record with Wright for the most U.S. Women’s Opens with four. But as much as what she did on the course, Rawls […]

Se Ri Pak

Se Ri Pak will always be remembered as one of golf’s most important pioneers. With her victory at the 1998 U.S. Women’s Open, she inspired the wave of Korean women who have swept over the top rank of the LPGA. Pak remains the standard. Indeed, when she qualified for the Hall of Fame at age […]

Carol Mann

She was literally one of the giants of the game, both on the golf course and for the work she did in the formation of the “modern” Ladies Professional Golf Association. She was a natural leader, winning a U.S. Women’s Open, 38 events and serving as one of the LPGA’s most influential presidents. Yes, she […]