Who's who: Carol Mann

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Who's who: Carol Mann

  • Name:

    Carol Mann
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1941-2018]. Born on Feb 3, 1941 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. Died on May 20, 2018 in The Woodlands, nr Houston, Texas (aged 77).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1960

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): Women's Western Open (1964); US Women's Open (1965). Total professional wins (38), all on the LPGA Tour. World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1977).

Did you know?

Mann started playing golf aged 9, and after attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was ready to turn professional in 1960. Her first LPGA Tour win came in a major championship, the 1964 Women's Western Open, as did her third LPGA title, the 1965 U.S. Women's Open.

Mann continued her winning ways on the LPGA Tour, notching up a total of 38 wins between 1964 and 1975, but those first two majors also proved to be the last two. Mann was President of the LPGA from 1973 until 1976.

Top tournaments won by Carol Mann

1975
America
Brookhaven CC
208 (-8)
$6,200
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Brookhaven CC

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$6,200

Title sponsor

Civitan

Played as the Dallas Civitan Open. Second-placed Sandra Palmer (USA) finished 5 shots behind Mann (USA), who recorded the last of her 38 LPGA Tour wins. [Brookhaven CC, Farmers Branch, Dallas, Texas].

1975
America
217
$7,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

217

Prize money

$7,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as Lawson's LPGA Classic. Judy Rankin finished in second place behind Mann.

1975
America
Riviera CC, Ohio
209 (-7)
$8,000
Borden

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Riviera CC, Ohio

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$8,000

Title sponsor

Borden

Played as the Borden Classic. Second-placed Jan Ferraris (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mann (USA). [Riviera CC, Dublin, Ohio, which permanently closed in 2015].

1975
America
Hidden Spring GC
206 (-13)
$5,700
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Hidden Spring GC

Score

206 (-13)

Prize money

$5,700

Title sponsor

x

Played as the George Washington Ladies Classic. Second-placed Susie McAllister (USA) finished 4 shots behind Mann (USA). [Hidden Spring GC, Horsham, Pennsylvania; now called Commonwealth Natl GC].

1974
America
Westwood GC, TX
219 (E)
$20,000
S&H Stamps

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Westwood GC, TX

Score

219 (E)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

S&H Stamps

Played as the S&H Green Stamp Classic. Second-placed and defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA). [Westwood GC, Houston, TX; at the time Westwood CC].

1974
America
209
$5,400
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

209

Prize money

$5,400

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Naples Lely Classic. Murle Breer finished in second place behind Mann.

1973
America
68
$15,000
Sears

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

68

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

Sears

Played as the Sears Women's Classic. Joyce Kazmierski finished in second place behind Mann.

1972
America
Pine Ridge, MD
210 (-9)
$4,500
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Pine Ridge, MD

Score

210 (-9)

Prize money

$4,500

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed and defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA). [Pine Ridge GC, Baltimore, Maryland].

1972
America
Sunset G&CC, FL
213 (-3)
$3,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Sunset G&CC, FL

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Orange Blossom Classic. Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA), who recorded her 30th LPGA Tour win. [Sunset G&CC, St Petersburg, Florida; now called Vinoy GC].

1970
America
Miami CC
216 (E)
$6,000
Burdine's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Miami CC

Score

216 (E)

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

Burdine's

Played as Burdine's Invitational. Mann (USA) beat Sandra Haynie (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [West course, CC of Miami, Miami, FL].

1969
Awards
$49,152
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

$49,152

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Mann (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1969 Money List, with earnings of $49,152 on the Tour. Kathy Whitworth (USA) was second on the money list.

1969
America
Raleigh CC
212 (-4)
$2,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Raleigh Ladies Invitational. Second-placed Gloria Ehret (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Mann (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1969
America
Pharaoh CC
212 (+2)
$2,250
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Pharaoh CC

Score

212 (+2)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

Civitan

Played as the Corpus Christi Civitan Open (for the last time until 1972). Mann (USA) beat Kathy Whitworth (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Pharaoh CC, Corpus Christi, Texas; now permanently closed].

1969
America
Glen Lakes CC
209 (-4)
$3,225
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Glen Lakes CC

Score

209 (-4)

Prize money

$3,225

Title sponsor

Civitan

Played as the Dallas Civitan Open. Second-placed Donna Caponi (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA). [Glen Lakes CC, Dallas, TX; club/course no longer exists].

1969
America
Ridgewood, CT
215 (-1)
$3,000
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Ridgewood, CT

Score

215 (-1)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Danbury Lady Carling Open (formerly Gina Paoli Open). Second-placed Sharon Miller (USA) and defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA). [Ridgewood CC, Danbury, Connecticut].

1969
America
Glendale G&CC
216 (-3)
$3,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Glendale G&CC

Score

216 (-3)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the first (and only) Tournament of Champs. Carol Mann (USA) beat Jan Ferraris (USA) in a sudden-death playoff. [Glendale G&CC, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada].

1969
America
212
$3,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

212

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mickey Wright Invitational. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Mann.

1969
America
212 (-7)
$3,750
Molson

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Score

212 (-7)

Prize money

$3,750

Title sponsor

Molson

Played as Molson's Canadian Open. Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) and Sandra Post (Can) finished 3-shots behind Mann (USA). This was Mann's third straight LPGA tour win in as many starts. [Shaughnessy G&CC, Vancouver, BC].

1969
America
217
$3,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

217

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southgate Ladies Open. Jan Ferraris finished in second place behind Mann.

1968
America
Canongate CC
200 (-16)
$2,250
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Canongate CC

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 10 shots behind Mann (USA). [Canongate CC, Sharpsburg, Georgia; now called Canongate 1 GC].

1968
America
210
$2,100
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

210

Prize money

$2,100

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Bluegrass Ladies Invitational. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Mann.

1968
America
205
$2,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

205

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Willow Park ladies Invitational. Pam Barnett, Kathy Whitworth, Shirley Englehorn and Beth Stone finished in second place behind Mann.

1968
Awards
72.04
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

72.04

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Mann (USA) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1968
America
Lake Waco CC
212 (-4)
$1,875
Quality Chekd

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Lake Waco CC

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$1,875

Title sponsor

Quality Chekd

Played as the Quality Chekd Classic. Second-placed Judy Rankin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA). [Lake Waco CC, Waco, Texas].

1968
America
Raleigh CC
214 (-2)
$2,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

214 (-2)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Raleigh Ladies Invitational. Second-placed and defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mann (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1968
America
208
$1,725
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

208

Prize money

$1,725

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Shirley Englehorn Invitational. Gloria Ehret finished in second place behind Mann.

1968
America
217
$1,725
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

217

Prize money

$1,725

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Shreveport Kiwanis Invitational. Mickey Wright finished in second place behind Mann. This was Mann's third straight win in as many starts.

1968
America
Bayview G&CC
213 (-6)
$3,000
Supertest

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Bayview G&CC

Score

213 (-6)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

Supertest

Played as the Supertest Canadian Open. Second-placed Judy Kimball (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Mann (USA), who recorded her third straight LPGA Tour win in as many weeks. [Bayview G&CC, Thornhill, nr Toronto, Ontario].

1968
America
209
$2,775
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

209

Prize money

$2,775

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Buckeye Savings Invitational. Marilynn Smith finished in second place behind Mann.

1968
America
Raymond Memorial
206 (-10)
$4,200
Pabst

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Raymond Memorial

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$4,200

Title sponsor

Pabst

Played as the Pabst Ladies Classic. Second-placed and defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mann (USA). [Raymond Memorial GC, Columbus, Ohio].

1967
America
207
$2,100
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

207

Prize money

$2,100

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Buckeye Savings Invitational. Clifford Ann Creed finished in second place behind Mann.

1967
America
Sunningdale, Ont.
210 (-6)
$2,700
Supertest

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Sunningdale, Ont.

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$2,700

Title sponsor

Supertest

Played as the Supertest Ladies Open. Second-placed Margie Masters (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA), who recorded her 10th LPGA Tour win. [Sunningdale GC, London, Ontario].

1967
America
214
$1,875
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

214

Prize money

$1,875

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tall City Open. Mickey Wright finished in second place behind Mann.

1966
America
216
$1,275
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

216

Prize money

$1,275

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Peach Blossom Invitational. Marlene Hagge finished in second place behind Mann.

1966
America
214
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

214

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Waterloo Women's Open Invitational. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Mann.

1966
America
209
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Score

209

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Baton Rouge Ladies Invitational. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Mann.

1966
America
Raleigh CC
216 (E)
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

216 (E)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Raleigh Ladies Invitational. Second-placed Jo Ann Prentice (USA) and Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mann (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Score

290 (+2)

Prize money

$4,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (20th) (July 1-4). Second-placed Kathy Cornelius (USA) finished 2 shots behind 24-year-old Mann (USA), who recorded her second major championship win. [Atlantic City CC, Northfield, NJ].

1965
America
Turf Valley CC
211 (+1)
$1,500
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Turf Valley CC

Score

211 (+1)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed Marlene Hagge (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mann (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win (a week later she would win the US Women's Open). [Turf Valley CC, Ellicott City, Maryland].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Score

308 (+8)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (35th). Second-placed Ruth Jessen (USA) and Judy Kimball (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA). [Scenic Hills CC, Pensacola, FL].

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