Hometown:

USA

Monohans,
Texas

Year Inducted:

1982

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Sep 27, 1939

Kathy Whitworth

Professional Majors: 6

  • Titleholders Championship: 1965, 1966
  • LPGA Championship: 1967, 1971, 1975
  • Women’s Western Open: 1967

LPGA Wins: 82

  • 1962: Kelly Girls Open, Phoenix Thunderbird Open
  • 1963: Carvel Ladies Open, Wolverine Open, Milwaukee Jaycee Open, Ogden Ladies’ Open, Spokane Women’s Open, Hillside Open, San Antonio Civitan Open, Mary Mills Mississippi Gulf Coast Invitational
  • 1964: San Antonio Civitan Open
  • 1965: St. Petersburg Open, Shreveport Kiwanis Invitational, Blue Grass Invitational, Lady Carling Midwest Open, Yankee Open, Buckeye Savings Invitational, Mickey Wright Invitational
  • 1966: Tall City Open, Clayton Federal Invitational, Milwaukee Jaycee Open, Supertest Ladies Open, Lady Carling Open (Sutton), Lady Carling Open (Baltimore), Las Cruces Ladies Open, Amarillo Ladies’ Open
  • 1967: Venice Ladies Open, Raleigh Ladies Invitational, St. Louis Women’s Invitational, Lady Carling Open (Columbus), Ladies’ Los Angeles Open, Alamo Ladies’ Open
  • 1968: St. Petersburg Orange Blossom Open, Dallas Civitan Open, Lady Carling Open, Gino Paoli Open, Holiday Inn Classic, Kings River Open, River Plantation Invitational, Canyon Ladies Classic, Pensacola Ladies’ Invitational, Louise Suggs Invitational
  • 1969: Orange Blossom Open, Port Charlotte Invitational, Port Malabar Invitational, Lady Carling Open, Patty Berg Classic, Wendell-West Open, River Plantation Women’s Open
  • 1970: Orange Blossom Classic, Quality Chek’d Classic
  • 1971: Raleigh Golf Classic, Suzuki Golf Internationale, Lady Carling Open
  • 1972: Alamo Ladies Open, Raleigh Golf Classic, Knoxville Ladies Classic, Southgate Ladies Open, Portland Ladies Classic
  • 1973: Naples-Lely Classic, S&H Green Stamp Classic, Dallas Civitan Open, Southgate Ladies Open, Portland Ladies Open, Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Classic, Lady Errol Classic
  • 1974: Orange Blossom Classic
  • 1975: Southgate Open
  • 1976: Bent Tree Classic, Patty Berg Classic
  • 1977: Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner’s Circle, American Defender Classic, LPGA Coca-Cola Classic
  • 1978: National Jewish Hospital Open
  • 1981: The Coca-Cola Classic
  • 1982: CPC Women’s International, Lady Michelob
  • 1983: Women’s Kemper Open
  • 1984: Rochester International, SAFECO Classic, Smirnoff Ladies Irish Open
  • 1985: United Virginia Bank Classic

Golf Awards & Honors

  • Associated Press Athlete of the Year: 1965, 1967
  • Vare Trophy: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
  • LPGA Tour’s leading money winner: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973
  • Player of the Year: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973
  • President, LPGA Tour Player Executive Committee: 1967-68, 1971, 1989
  • MGWG Gold Tee Award: 1984
  • William and Mousie Powell Award: 1986
  • Patty Berg Award: 1987
  • Golfer of the Decade, Golf Magazine: 1968-77
  • William Richardson Award: 1985
  • Subaru Memorial of Naples Honoree: 2000
  • Legends of Women’s Golf Award: 2001
  • Sports Legends Award: 2004
  • PGA First Lady of Golf: 2006
  • Linda Vollstedt Award for Service and Leadership in Women’s Sports: 2008

Solheim Cup Appearances: 2

(Wins in bold)

  • Captain: 1990, 1992

Additional Wins: 12

  • 1957: New Mexico State Amateur
  • 1958: New Mexico State Amateur
  • 1962: Haig & Haig Scotch Foursome
  • 1966: Lagunita Invitational
  • 1967: Ladies’ World Series of Golf
  • 1968: Ladies’ World Series of Golf
  • 1971: LPGA Four-Ball Championship
  • 1975: Colgate Triple Crown
  • 1978: Portland PING Team Championship
  • 1980: Portland PING Team Championship
  • 1981: Portland PING Team Championship
  • 1984: Irish Ladies’ Open