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.
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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