Who's who: Kathy Whitworth

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Who's who: Kathy Whitworth

  • Name:

    Kathy Whitworth
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Sept 27, 1939 in Monahans, Texas.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1958 (aged 19)

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (6): Titleholders Ch'ship (1965, '66); Western Open (1967); US LPGA Ch'ship (1967, '71, '75). Solheim Cup captain (1990). Total professional wins (98), including LPGA Tour (88). LPGA Tour leading money winner (1965, '66, '67, '68, '70, '71, '72, '73). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1975).

Did you know?

After a successful amateur career and attending Odessa College in Texas, Whitworth turned professional aged 19. The 88 LPGA Tour victories she recorded between 1962 and 1985 has not been equalled by anyone on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Among this record number of wins, she secured six major championship titles. In 1981 she became the first woman to reach career earnings of $1 million on the LPGA Tour.

Whitworth was the winning United States team captain at the inaugural Solheim Cup in 1990. She was also due to captain the 1992 team, but had to fly back to the U.S. just before the match got underway, following the death of her mother. LPGA President Alison Miller took over as captain.

Top tournaments won by Kathy Whitworth

1985
America
Sleepy Hole, VA
207 (-9)
$30,000
Utd Virginia Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Sleepy Hole, VA

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Utd Virginia Bank

Played as the United Virginia Bank Golf Classic. Second-placed and defending champion Amy Alcott (USA) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth (USA), who recorded the last of her 88 LPGA Tour wins (the most of any LPGA Tour or PGA Tour player). [Sleepy Hole GC, Suffolk, Virginia].

1984
America
Meridian Valley CC
279 (-9)
$26,250
Safeco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Meridian Valley CC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$26,250

Title sponsor

Safeco

Played as the Safeco Classic. Second-placed Laura Baugh (USA) and Marta Figueras-Dotti (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Meridian Valley CC, Kent, nr Seattle, WA].

1984
Europe
Clandeboye GC
285 (-3)
£18,000
Smirnoff

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Clandeboye GC

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

£18,000

Title sponsor

Smirnoff

Played as the Smirnoff Ladies Irish Open (Oct 11-14; co-sponsored by the American LPGA Tour and British/European WPGA Tour ... after some "political" wrangling between the two organisations). Second-placed Becky Pearson (USA) and Pat Bradley (USA) finished 2 shots behind 45-year-old Whitworth (USA). [Clandeboye GC, Bangor, N.Ireland].

1984
America
Locust Hill CC
281 (-7)
$30,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rochester International. Whitworth (USA) beat Rosie Jones (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Score

288 (-4)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Kemper

Played as the Women's Kemper Open. Dale Eggeling (USA) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth (USA). [Royal Ka'anapali course, Ka'anapali Resort, Maui, Hawaii; at the time known as the North course].

1982
America
Moss Creek Plantn
281 (-7)
$22,500
CPC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Moss Creek Plantn

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

CPC

Played as the CPC Women's International. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 9 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Moss Creek Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC; now called Moss Creek GC].

1982
America
Brookfield CC, GA
207 (-9)
$22,500
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Brookfield CC, GA

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Lady Michelob. Second-placed Sharon Barrett (USA) and Barbara Moxness (USA) finished 4 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Brookfield CC, Roswell, Georgia; at the time Brookfield West G&CC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Score

211 (-8)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

Coca-Cola

Played as the Coca-Cola Classic. Whitworth (USA) beat Alice Ritzman (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Ridgewood CC, Paramus, New Jersey].

1981
America
Riverside, OR
203 (-16)
$21,000
PING

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Riverside, OR

Score

203 (-16)

Prize money

$21,000

Title sponsor

PING

Played as the Portland PING Team Championship (unofficial LPGA Tr team event). Defending champions Donna Caponi (USA) & Kathy Whitworth (USA) beat JoAnne Carner (USA) & Judy Rankin (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Riverside G&CC, Portland, Oregon].

1980
America
Riverside, OR
195 (-24)
$21,000
PING

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Riverside, OR

Score

195 (-24)

Prize money

$21,000

Title sponsor

PING

Played as the Portland PING Team Championship (unofficial LPGA Tr team event). Second-placed Janet Alex (USA) & Judy Clark (USA) finished 4 shots behind Donna Caponi (USA) & Kathy Whitworth (USA). [Riverside G&CC, Portland, Oregon].

1978
America
211 (-5)
$9,000
Natl Jewish Hosp.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

Natl Jewish Hosp.

Played as the National Jewish Hospital Open. Second-placed Gloria Ehret (USA), Pat Bradley (USA) and Jo Ann Washam (USA) finished 3 shots behind Whitworth (USA), who recorded her 80th LPGA Tour win. [Green Gables CC, Denver, Colorado; now permanently closed].

1978
America
203 (-16)
$20,000
PING

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Score

203 (-16)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

PING

Played as the PING Classic Team Championship (Sept 22-24; unofficial LPGA Tr team event). Donna Caponi (USA) & Kathy Whitworth (USA) beat Murle Breer (USA) & Barbara Moxness (USA) with a 20-foot birdie putt at the third playoff hole. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].

1977
America
North Ridge CC
206 (-10)
$7,500
American Defender

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

North Ridge CC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$7,500

Title sponsor

American Defender

Played as the American Defender Classic. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth (USA). [North Ridge CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Score

289 (+1)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

Colgate

Played as the Colgate Dinah Shore Winners Circle (6th) (Mar 31-Apr 3). Second-placed Sally Little (RSA) and JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 1 shot behind Kathy Whitworth (USA). [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

1977
America
Forsgate CC
202 (-11)
$11,500
Coca-Cola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Forsgate CC

Score

202 (-11)

Prize money

$11,500

Title sponsor

Coca-Cola

Played as the LPGA Coca-Cola Classic. Second-placed Donna Caponi (USA) finished 3 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Forsgate CC, Monroe Township, New Jersey].

1976
America
212
$8,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

212

Prize money

$8,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Patty Berg Golf Classic. Sandra Post finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1976
America
Bent Tree CC, FL
209 (-7)
$8,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Bent Tree CC, FL

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$8,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Bent Tree Ladies Classic. Second-placed Hollis Stacy (USA) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth (USA), who claimed her 75th LPGA Tour win. [Bent Tree CC, nr Sarasota, Florida].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Score

144 (E)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

Colgate

Played as the inaugural Colgate Triple Crown (Jan 18/19; first edition of this 36-hole event in 1975, featuring the nine leading players from Colgate's top sponsored women's events in 1974). Second-placed Judy Rankin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Kathy Whitworth (USA). [Blue Monster course, Trump Natl Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

1975
Majors
Pine Ridge, MD
288 (-4)
$8,000
LPGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Pine Ridge, MD

Score

288 (-4)

Prize money

$8,000

Title sponsor

LPGA

The LPGA Championship (21st) (May 29-Jun 1). Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth (USA), who won her third LPGA Championship, and the last of her six major championship titles. [Pine Ridge GC, Baltimore, Maryland].

1975
America
213
$5,700
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

213

Prize money

$5,700

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southgate Open. Gerda Boykin finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1974
America
Seminole Lake
209 (-7)
$4,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Seminole Lake

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$4,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Orange Blossom Classic. Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth (USA). [Seminole Lake CC, Seminole, nr St Petersburg, FL].

1973
Awards
$82,864
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

$82,864

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her eighth (and fourth straight) LPGA Tour Money List, with 1973 season earnings of $82,864 on the Tour. Judy Rankin (USA) was second on the money list.

1973
America
219
$3,750
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

219

Prize money

$3,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Naples Lely Classic. JoAnne Carner finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1973
America
Westwood GC, TX
214 (-2)
$20,000
S&H Stamps

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Westwood GC, TX

Score

214 (-2)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

S&H Stamps

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

1973
Awards
83 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

83 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her seventh (and third straight) LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1973
America
Lake Waco CC
209 (-7)
$3,750
Waco TH

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Lake Waco CC

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$3,750

Title sponsor

Waco TH

Played as the Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Classic. Second-placed Marilynn Smith (USA), Sharon Miller (USA), Pam Higgins (USA) and Kathy Cornelius (USA) finished 4 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Lake Waco CC, Waco, Texas].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Score

144 (-2)

Prize money

$4,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portland Ladies Tournament (Sept 21-23). Second-placed Sandra Palmer (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA). Reduced to 36 holes following cancellation of second round due to bad weather. [Portland GC, Portland, Oregon].

1973
America
Apopka G&TC
213 (-3)
$7,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Apopka G&TC

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

$7,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Lady Errol Classic. Gloria Ehret (USA) and Shelley Hamlin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Apopka G&TC, Apopka, FL; at the time known as Errol Estates CC].

1973
America
142
$3,750
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

142

Prize money

$3,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southgate Ladies Open. Gerda Boykin finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1973
America
Brookhaven CC
213 (-3)
$4,950
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Brookhaven CC

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

$4,950

Title sponsor

Civitan

Played as the Dallas Civitan Open. Whitworth (USA) beat Mary Mills (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Brookhaven CC, Farmers Branch, Dallas, Texas].

1972
America
Raleigh CC
212 (-4)
$4,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$4,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Raleigh Golf Classic. Second-placed Marilynn Smith (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Whitworth (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Score

212 (-7)

Prize money

$3,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Portland Ladies Tournament (Sept 29-Oct 1). Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 4 shots behind Kathy Whitworth (USA). [Portland GC, Portland, Oregon].

1972
America
216
$3,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

216

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southgate Ladies Open. Jocelyne Bourassa finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1972
Awards
$65,063
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

$65,063

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her seventh (and third straight) LPGA Tour Money List, with 1972 season earnings of $65,063 on the Tour. Jane Blalock (USA) was second on the money list.

1972
Awards
91 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

91 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her sixth (and second straight) LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

210

Prize money

$3,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Knoxville Ladies Classic. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1972
America
Olmos Basin GC
209 (-10)
$3,750
Alamo

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Olmos Basin GC

Score

209 (-10)

Prize money

$3,750

Title sponsor

Alamo

Played as the Alamo Ladies Open. Mickey Wright (USA) finished 3 shots behind Whitworth (USA), who won this event for the fourth time. [Olmos Basin GC, San Antonio, Texas].

1972
Awards
72.38
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

72.38

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her seventh (and fourth straight) Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1971
America
Pine Ridge, MD
210 (-9)
$3,750
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Pine Ridge, MD

Score

210 (-9)

Prize money

$3,750

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed Jane Blalock (USA) finished 6 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Pine Ridge GC, Baltimore, Maryland].

1971
America
217
$5,700
Suzuki

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

217

Prize money

$5,700

Title sponsor

Suzuki

Played as the Suzuki Golf International. Sandra Haynie and Sandra Palmer finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1971
Majors
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
288 (-4)
$7,950
Eve

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

288 (-4)

Prize money

$7,950

Title sponsor

Eve

The Eve LPGA Championship (17th) (June 10-13). Second-placed Kathy Ahern (USA) finished 4 shots behind Whitworth (USA). This was Whitworth's third straight win on the LPGA tour in as many weeks, and the fifth major championship win of her career. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].

1971
Awards
72.88
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

72.88

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her sixth (and third straight) Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1971
Awards
$41,182
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

$41,182

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her sixth (and second straight) LPGA Tour Money List, with 1971 season earnings of $41,182 on the Tour. Sandra Haynie (USA) was second on the money list.

1971
America
Raleigh CC
212 (-4)
$3,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Raleigh Golf Classic. Second-placed Pam Barnett (USA) finished 5 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1971
Awards
57 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

57 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her fifth LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1971
America
New Seabury
206 (-10)
$1,600
LPGA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

New Seabury

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$1,600

Title sponsor

LPGA

Played as the inaugural LPGA Team Championship (July 15-17). Second-placed team of Judy Rankin (USA) & Marlene Hagge (USA) finished 2 shots behind Kathy Whitworth (USA) & Judy Kimball (USA). [New Seabury CC, Mashpee, MA; first round played at Eastward Ho! CC, Chatham, MA].

1970
Awards
$30,235
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

$30,235

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her fifth LPGA Tour Money List, with 1970 season earnings of $30,235 on the Tour. Sandra Haynie (USA) was second on the money list.

1970
America
Lake Waco CC
205 (-11)
$2,250
Quality Chekd

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Lake Waco CC

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

Quality Chekd

Played as the Quality Chekd Classic. Second-placed JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 3 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Lake Waco CC, Waco, Texas].

1970
Awards
72.26
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

72.26

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her fifth (and second straight) Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1970
America
Sunset G&CC, FL
216 (+3)
$2,775
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Sunset G&CC, FL

Score

216 (+3)

Prize money

$2,775

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Orange Blossom Classic. Second-placed Carol Mann (USA) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth (USA), who won this event for the third straight year. [Sunset G&CC, St Petersburg, Florida; now called Vinoy GC].

1969
America
Canongate CC
212 (-4)
$2,625
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Canongate CC

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$2,625

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Lady Carling Open. Whitworth (USA) beat Mickey Wright (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Canongate CC, Sharpsburg, Georgia; now called Canongate 1 GC].

1969
America
Sunset G&CC, FL
216 (+3)
$2,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Sunset G&CC, FL

Score

216 (+3)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Orange Blossom Classic. Marlene Hagge (USA) and Shirley Englehorn (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Whitworth (USA). [Sunset G&CC, St Petersburg, Florida; now called Vinoy GC].

1969
America
214
$3,750
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

214

Prize money

$3,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Patty Berg Classic. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1969
Awards
72.38
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

72.38

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

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

1969
Awards
102 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

102 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her fourth straight LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1969
America
213
$2,625
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

213

Prize money

$2,625

Title sponsor

x

Played as the River Plantation Women's Open. Betsy Rawls finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1969
America
210
$2,625
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

210

Prize money

$2,625

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Port Malabar Invitational. Mickey Wright finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1969
America
218
$2,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

218

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Port Charlotte Invitational. Sandra Post and Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1969
America
213
$3,225
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

213

Prize money

$3,225

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Wendell - West Open. Judy Rankin finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1968
America
218
$3,300
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

218

Prize money

$3,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Canyon Ladies Classic. Donna Caponi, Mary Mills and Shirley Englehorn finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1968
America
Glen Lakes CC
209 (-4)
$2,775
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Glen Lakes CC

Score

209 (-4)

Prize money

$2,775

Title sponsor

Civitan

Played as the Dallas Civitan Open. Second-placed Carol Mann (USA) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth (USA). [Glen Lakes CC, Dallas, TX; club/course no longer exists].

1968
America
206
$2,260
Holiday Inn

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

206

Prize money

$2,260

Title sponsor

Holiday Inn

Played as the Holiday Inn Classic. Judy Kimball and Carol mann finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1968
America
Kings River CC
208 (-8)
$2,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Kings River CC

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural (and only) Kings River Open. Second-placed Sandra Haynie finished 10 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Kings River CC, Kingsburg, California].

1968
America
138
$10,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

138

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ladies World Series of Golf. Carol Mann finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1968
America
Pine Ridge, MD
214 (-2)
$3,000
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Pine Ridge, MD

Score

214 (-2)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed Carol Mann (USA) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth (USA). [Pine Ridge GC, Baltimore, Maryland].

1968
America
Ridgewood CC, CT
215 (-1)
$2,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Ridgewood CC, CT

Score

215 (-1)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Gino Paoli Open. Whitworth (USA) beat Marlene Hagge (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record her 40th LPGA Tour win. [Ridgewood CC, Danbury, Connecticut].

1968
America
210
$1875
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

210

Prize money

$1875

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Louise Suggs Invitational. Carol Mann finished in second place behind Whitworth.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

216

Prize money

$1,875

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Pensacola Ladies Invitational. Jo Ann Prentice finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1968
America
205
$1,875
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

205

Prize money

$1,875

Title sponsor

x

Played as the River Plantation Invitational. Kathy Cornelius finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1968
America
Sunset G&CC, FL
213 (E)
$1,975
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Sunset G&CC, FL

Score

213 (E)

Prize money

$1,975

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Petersburg Orange Blossom Classic. Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) and Judy Kimball (USA) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth (USA). [Sunset G&CC, St Petersburg, Florida; now called Vinoy GC].

1968
Awards
$48,379
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

$48,379

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her fourth straight LPGA Tour Money List, with 1968 season earnings of $48,379 on the Tour. Carol Mann (USA) was second on the money list.

1968
Awards
141 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

141 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her third straight LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1967
America
Raleigh CC
215 (-1)
$1,800
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

215 (-1)

Prize money

$1,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Raleigh Ladies Invitational. Second-placed Susie Maxwell (USA) finished 5 shots behind Whitworth (USA), who recorded her 30th LPGA Tour win. [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1967
Awards
72.74
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

72.74

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her third straight Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1967
America
Montebello GC
212 (-4)
$2,325
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Montebello GC

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$2,325

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ladies' Los Angeles Open (a one-off event, not related to the LPGA Tour's 1955 Los Angeles Open). Murle Lindstrom (USA) finished 4 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Montebello GC, Montebello, Los Angeles, CA].

1967
America
209
$2,025
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

209

Prize money

$2,025

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Louis Open. Carol Mann finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1967
America
217
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

217

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Venice Ladies Open. Clifford Ann Creed and Gloria Ehret finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1967
Majors
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
284 (-8)
$2,625
LPGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

284 (-8)

Prize money

$2,625

Title sponsor

LPGA

The LPGA Championship (13th) (July 13-16). Second-placed Shirley Englehorn (USA) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth (USA), who recorded the first of her three LPGA Championship wins. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].

1967
America
137
$10,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

137

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ladies World Series of Golf. Carol Mann finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1967
Awards
$32,937
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

$32,937

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her third straight LPGA Tour Money List, with 1967 season earnings of $32,937 on the Tour. For the second consecutive year, Sandra Haynie (USA) was second on the money list.

1967
Majors
Pekin CC
289 (-11)
$1,500
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Pekin CC

Score

289 (-11)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (38th) (last year as a major championship). Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 3 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Pekin CC, Pekin, nr Peoria, IL].

1967
America
Walnut Hill CC, OH
212 (-4)
$3,075
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Walnut Hill CC, OH

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$3,075

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed Susie Maxwell (USA; Susie Berning from 1968) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth. [Walnut Hill CC, Columbus, Ohio, which permanently closed in 2012].

1967
America
Olmos Basin GC
213 (-3)
$1,875
Alamo

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Olmos Basin GC

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

$1,875

Title sponsor

Alamo

Played as the Alamo Ladies Open (for the last time until 1971). Defending champion Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 3 shots behind Whitworth (USA), who won this event for the third time. [Olmos Basin GC, San Antonio, Texas].

1967
Awards
116 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

116 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her second straight LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1966
Awards
131 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

131 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won the inaugural LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1966
America
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
217 (-5)
$2,250
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

217 (-5)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed Carol Mann (USA) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth (USA). [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, Massachusetts].

1966
America
Turf Valley CC
214 (-2)
$1,875
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Turf Valley CC

Score

214 (-2)

Prize money

$1,875

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed Peggy Wilson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Whitworth (USA), who recorded her third straight LPGA Tour win in as many weeks. [Turf Valley CC, Ellicott City, Maryland].

1966
Awards
72.60
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

72.60

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her second straight Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1966
America
208
$1,875
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

208

Prize money

$1,875

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Clayton Federal Invitational. Shirley Englehorn finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1966
America
273
$1,950
Jaycee

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

273

Prize money

$1,950

Title sponsor

Jaycee

Played as the Milwaukee Jaycee Open. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1966
Awards
$33,517
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

$33,517

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won her second straight LPGA Tour Money List, with 1966 season earnings of $33,517 on the Tour. Sandra Haynie (USA) was second on the money list.

1966
America
215
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

215

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Amarillo Ladies Open. Mickey Wright finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1966
America
Sunningdale, Ont.
213 (-3)
$2,250
Supertest

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Sunningdale, Ont.

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

Supertest

Played as the inaugural Supertest Ladies Open. Mickey Wright (USA) finished in second place behind Whitworth (USA). [Sunningdale GC, London, Ontario].

1966
America
208
$1,875
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

208

Prize money

$1,875

Title sponsor

x

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

1966
America
214
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

214

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Las Cruces Ladies Open. Marilynn Smith finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1966
America
144
$800
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

144

Prize money

$800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Laguna Invitational. Susie Maxwell finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1966
Majors
Augusta CC
291 (+3)
$1,500
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Augusta CC

Score

291 (+3)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Titleholders Championship (27th) for the last time until 1972. Second-placed Mary Mills (USA) and Judy Kimball (USA) finished 2 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Augusta CC, Augusta, GA].

1965
America
207
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

207

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Buckeye Savings Invitational. Susie Maxwell finished in second place behind Whitworth. This was the third straight win for Whitworth in as many weeks.

1965
America
210
$1,275
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

210

Prize money

$1,275

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Shreveport Kiwanis Invitational. Patty Berg finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1965
America
283
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

283

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mickey Wright Invitational. Donna Caponi finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1965
America
Sunset G&CC, FL
281 (-7)
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Sunset G&CC, FL

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Petersburg Women's Open. Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 4 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Sunset G&CC, St Petersburg, Florida; now called Vinoy GC].

1965
America
Atlas Valley CC
213 (-3)
$2,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Atlas Valley CC

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Yankee Open (July 16-18). Second-placed Carol Mann (USA) finished 2 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Atlas Valley CC, Grand Blanc, nr Flint, Michigan].

1965
Majors
Augusta CC
287 (-1)
$1,500
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Augusta CC

Score

287 (-1)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Titleholders Championship (26th). Second-placed Peggy Wilson (USA) finished 10 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Augusta CC, Augusta, GA].

1965
Awards
72.61
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

72.61

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

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

1965
America
213
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

213

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Bluegrass Ladies Invitational. Clifford Ann Creed finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1965
Awards
$28,658
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

$28,658

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Whitworth (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1965 Money List, with earnings of $28,658 on the Tour. Marlene Hagge (USA) was second on the money list.

1965
America
Walnut Hill CC, OH
219 (E)
$1,500
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Walnut Hill CC, OH

Score

219 (E)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Lady Carling Midwest Open. Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 1 shot place behind Whitworth (USA). [Walnut Hill CC, Columbus, Ohio, which permanently closed in 2012].

1964
America
Pecan Valley
283 (-5)
$1,500
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Pecan Valley

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

Civitan

Played as the San Antonio Civitan Open. Marlene Hagge (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Whitworth (USA). [Pecan Valley GC, San Antonio, Texas. This course is now closed].

1963
America
219
$2,325
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

219

Prize money

$2,325

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mary Mills Mississippi Gulf Coast Invitational. Mickey Wright finished second to Whitworth.

1963
America
Pecan Valley
299 (+7)
$1,300
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Pecan Valley

Score

299 (+7)

Prize money

$1,300

Title sponsor

Civitan

Played as the San Antonio Civitan Open. Whitworth (USA) beat Mickey Wright (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Pecan Valley GC, San Antonio, Texas. This course is now closed].

1963
America
210
$1,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

210

Prize money

$1,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Spokane Open. Marilynn Smith finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1963
America
286
$2,000
Jaycee

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

286

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

Jaycee

Played as the Milwaukee Jaycee Open. Louise Suggs and Jackie Pung finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1963
America
198
$1,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

198

Prize money

$1,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Wolverine Open. Betsy Rawls finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1963
America
217
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

217

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Carvel Ladies Open. Marilynn Smith finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1963
America
219
$1,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

219

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hillside Ladies Open. Mickey Wright finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1963
America
214
$1,300
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

214

Prize money

$1,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ogden Ladies Open. Mickey Wright finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1962
America
213
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Score

213

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thunderbirds Tourney. Mickey Wright finished in second place behind Whitworth.

1962
America
Turf Valley CC
215
$1,200
Kelly Girls

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Turf Valley CC

Score

215

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

Kelly Girls

Played as the Kelly Girls Open. Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Whitworth (USA). [Turf Valley CC, Ellicott City, Maryland].

1962
America
Pinecrest Lakes
272 (-16)
$2,225
Haig Scotch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Pinecrest Lakes

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$2,225

Title sponsor

Haig Scotch

Played as the Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome (two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Winning team: Mason Rudolph (USA) & Kathy Whitworth (USA). Second place: Gardner Dickinson (USA) & Murle Lindstrom (USA). [Co-hosted by Pinecrest Lakes GC (now Pinecrest GC), Avon Park, FL and Harder Hall GC, Sebring, FL].

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