Name:Kathy Cornelius (née McKinnon)
Born:Oct 27, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Occupation:Professional golfer and teaching professional.
MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (1956). Total LPGA Tour wins (6).
Former LPGA Tour player, who became a teaching professional after retiring from the Tour in 1985.
Played as the Sealy-Faberge Classic. Judy Rankin finished in second place behind Cornelius.
Played as the Bluegrass Invitational. Gloria Ehret finished in second place behind Cornelius.
Played as the Babe Zaharias Open. Betty Jameson, Ruth Jessen and Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Betsy Rawls and Kathy Cornelius.
Played as the Tippecanoe Open.
Played as the Cosmopolitan Open. Louise Suggs and Mary Lena Faulk finished in second place behind Cornelius.
Played as the Hot Springs Four-Ball. Winning Team : Marilynn Smith & Fay Crocker. Second-placed team : Louise Suggs & Mickey Wright.
The US Women's Open (11th) (July 26-29). Cornelius (USA) beat Barbara McIntire (USA, amateur) in an 18-hole playoff: Cornelius 75 (+1), McIntire 82 (+8). This was Cornelius's first and only major championship win. [Northland CC, Duluth, Minn.].
Played as the St Petersburg Open. Marilynn Smith (USA) finished in second place behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Cornelius (USA). [Sunset G&CC, St Petersburg, Florida; now called Vinoy GC].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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