Wright, Mickey

Hometown:

USA

San Diego,
California

Year Inducted:

1964

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Feb 14, 1935

Mickey Wright

Professional Majors: 13

  • LPGA Championship: 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963
  • U.S. Women’s Open: 1958, 1959, 1961, 1964
  • Titleholders Championship: 1961, 1962
  • Women’s Western Open: 1962, 1963, 1966

LPGA Wins: 69

  • 1956: Jacksonville Open
  • 1957: Sea Island Open, Jacksonville Open, Wolverine Open
  • 1958: Sea Island Open, Opie Turner Open, Dallas Open
  • 1959: Jacksonville Open, Cavalier Open, Alliance Machine International Open
  • 1960: Sea Island Open, Tampa Open, Grossinger Open, Eastern Open, Memphis Open
  • 1961: St. Petersburg Open, Miami Open, Columbus Open, Waterloo Open, Spokane Women’s Open, Sacramento Valley Open, Mickey Wright Invitational
  • 1962: Sea Island Women’s Invitational, Milwaukee Open, Heart of America Invitational, Albuquerque Swing Parade, Salt Lake City Open, Spokane Open, San Diego Open, Carlsbad Cavern Open
  • 1963: Sea Island Women’s Invitational, St. Petersburg Women’s Open, Alpine Civitan Open, Muskogee Civitan Open, Dallas Civitan Open, Babe Zaharias Open, Waterloo Women’s Open Invitational, Albuquerque Swing Parade, Idaho Centennial Ladies’ Open, Visalia Ladies’ Open, Mickey Wright Invitational
  • 1964: Peach Blossom Invitational, Clifford Ann Creed Invitational, Squirt Ladies’ Open Invitational, Muskogee Civitan Open Invitational, Lady Carling Eastern Open, Waldemar Open, Milwaukee Jaycee Open, Visalia Ladies’ Open, Tall City Open, Mary Mills Mississippi Gulf Coast Invitational
  • 1965: Baton Rouge Invitational, Dallas Civitan Open
  • 1966: Venice Ladies Open, Shreveport Kiwanis Invitational, Bluegrass Ladies Invitational, Pacific Ladies’ Classic, Shirley Englehorn Invitational, Mickey Wright Invitational
  • 1967: Shreveport Kiwanis Club Invitational, Bluegrass Invitational, Lady Carling Open, Pensacola Ladies Invitational
  • 1968: Port Malabar Invitational, Palm Beach County Open, Tall City Open, 500 Ladies Classic
  • 1969: Bluegrass Invitational
  • 1973: Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner’s Circle

Additional Wins: 9

  • 1952: U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship
  • 1954: World Amateur Championship
  • 1959: Hoosier Celebrity
  • 1961: Haig and Haig Scotch Mixed Foursomes
  • 1962: Naples Pro-Am
  • 1963: Haig and Haig Scotch Mixed Foursomes, Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf
  • 1966: Ladies World Series of Golf, Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf
  • 1967: Seven Lakes Invitational

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • Vare Trophy: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
  • Los Angeles Times Sports Award: 1960-61
  • San Diego Breithard Hall of Fame: 1961
  • President, LPGA: 1961-64
  • LPGA leading money winner: 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
  • Woman Athlete of the Year, Associated Press: 1964
  • Putter of the Year, GWA: 1966
  • Babe Zaharias Award: 1980
  • International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame: 1981
  • Golfer of the Decade (1958-67), GOLF Magazine: 1988
  • California Golf Writers Association Hall of Fame: 1993
  • Female Golfer of the Century, Associated Press: 1999
  • Stanford University Athletic Hall of Fame: 2000