Born:Jan 19, 1940 in Laurel, Mississippi.
Occupation:Professional golfer and golf instructor; golf course designer.
MAJORS (3): US Women's Open (1963); US LPGA Ch'ship (1964, '73). Total LPGA Tour wins (9). LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (1962).
Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 1981.
The LPGA Championship (19th) (June 7-10). Second-placed Betty Burfeindt (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mills (USA), who claimed her second LPGA Championship title. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
Played as the Lady Tara Classic. Second-placed Sharon Miller (USA), Sandra Haynie (USA), Laura Baugh (USA) and Judy Rankin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mills (USA), who recorded the last of her nine LPGA Tour wins. [Indian Hills CC, Marietta, Georgia].
Played as the Len Immke Buick Open. Mills (USA) beat Althea Gibson (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Sandra Haynie (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Raymond Memorial GC, Columbus, Ohio].
Played as the Quality Chekd Classic. Second-placed and defending champion Carol Mann (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mills (USA). [Lake Waco CC, Waco, Texas].
Played as the Eugene Open. Jo Ann Prentice finished in second place behind Mills.
Played as the St Louis Open. Marlene Hagge finished in second place behind Mills.
Played as the Eugene Ladies Open. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Mills.
The LPGA Championship (10th) (Oct 1-4). Second-placed Mickey Wright (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mills (USA), who recorded her second major championship win. [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Stardust CC].
The US Women's Open (18th) (July 18-20). Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) and Louise Suggs (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time major championship winner Mills (USA). [Kenwood CC, Cincinnati, Ohio].
Mills (USA) won the inaugural LPGA Tour Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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