Lopez, Nancy

Hometown:

USA

Torrance,
California

Year Inducted:

1987

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Jan 06, 1957

Nancy Lopez

Professional Majors: 3

  • LPGA Championship: 1978, 1985, 1989

LPGA Tour Wins: 45

  • 1978: Bent Tree Ladies Classic, Sunstar Classic, Greater Baltimore Classic, Coca-Cola Classic, Golden Lights Championship, Bankers Trust Classic, Colgate European Open, Colgate Far East Open
  • 1979: Sunstar Classic, Sahara National Pro-Am, Women’s International, Coca-Cola Classic, Golden Lights Championship, Lady Keystone Open, Colgate European Open, Mary Kay Classic
  • 1980: Women’s Kemper Open, Sarah Coventry, Rail Charity Classic
  • 1981: Arizona Copper Classic, Colgate Dinah Shore, Sarah Coventry
  • 1982: J&B Scotch Pro-Am, Mazda Japan Classic
  • 1983: Elizabeth Arden Classic, J&B Scotch Pro-Am
  • 1984: Uniden LPGA Invitational, Chevrolet World Championship of Women’s Golf
  • 1985: Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Classic, Mazda Hall of Fame Championship, Henredon Classic, Portland PING Championship
  • 1987: Sarasota Classic, Cellular One-PING Golf Championship
  • 1988: Mazda Classic, Ai Star/Centinela Hospital Classic, Chrysler-Plymouth Classic
  • 1989: Atlantic City Classic, Nippon Travel-MBS Classic
  • 1990: MBS LPGA Classic
  • 1991: Sara Lee Classic
  • 1992: Rail Charity Golf Classic, PING-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • 1993: Youngstown-Warren LPGA Classic
  • 1997: Chick-fil-A Charity Championship

Amateur Wins: 9

  • 1969: New Mexico Women’s Amateur
  • 1971: New Mexico Women’s Amateur
  • 1972: U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, Women’s Western Junior
  • 1973: Women’s Western Junior
  • 1974: U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, Women’s Western Junior
  • 1975: Mexican Amateur
  • 1976: AIAW National Championship

 

Additional Wins: 3

  • 1979: Portland-PING Team Championship
  • 1980: JCPenney Classic
  • 1992: Wendy’s Three-Tour Challenge

Solheim Cup Appearances: 2

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1990
  • Captain: 2005

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • All-American Female Athlete of the Year, University of Tulsa: 1976
  • Rookie of the Year: 1978
  • Player of the Year, GWAA: 1978-79, 1985
  • Vare Trophy: 1978, 1979, 1985
  • Player of the Year: 1978, 1979, 1985, 1988
  • LPGA Tour leading money winner: 1978, 1979, 1985
  • Golfer of the Decade (1978-87), GOLF Magazine: 1988
  • Flo Hyman Award, Women’s Sports Foundation: 1992
  • Bob Jones Award: 1998
  • William D. Richardson Award, GWAA: 2000
  • Old Tom Morris Award: 2000
  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame: 2001
  • Billie Jean King Contribution Award, Women’s Sports Foundation: 2003
  • Frances Ouimet Award: 2004
  • ASAP Sports/Jim Murray Award, GWAA: 2006
  • New Mexico High School Hall of Fame: 2008