Who's who: Mickey Wright

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Who's who: Mickey Wright

  • Name:

    Mary Kathryn "Mickey" Wright
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1935-2020]. Born on Feb 14, 1935 in San Diego, California. Died on Feb 17, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (aged 85).
  • Original/Home Club:

    La Jolla CC, San Diego
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1954 (aged 19)

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (13): US Women's Open (1958, '59, '61, '64); Women's PGA Ch'ship (1958, '60, '61, '63); Titleholders Ch'ship (1961, '62); Western Open (1962, '63, '66); major wins included a "career slam" of four different majors. Total professional wins (90), including LPGA Tour (82). LPGA Tour leading money winner (1961, '62, '63, '64). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1964).

Did you know?

At the end of a distinguished amateur career, Wright left Stanford University after just a year to concentrate on golf, turning professional in 1954 at the age of 19. From the mid-50s until the early-70s there was a confidence and invincibility about her play, which brought her a total of 82 LPGA wins, including 13 major championships. In several years, especially in the early '60s, she recorded 10 or more Tour wins in a season.

Mickey Wright was certainly the greatest woman professional golfer of the late 50s and early 60s ... many would say "of all time." In a similar way and at a similar time, she did for the LPGA Tour what Arnold Palmer was doing for the men's game. It was said that sponsors would threaten to cancel their tournaments if she didn't play. She remains the only player in LPGA history to hold all the major championship titles at the same time.

Top tournaments won by Mickey Wright

1973
America
284 (-4)
$25,000
Colgate

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

Colgate

Played as the Colgate Dinah Shore Winners Circle (2nd). Second-placed Joyce Kazmierski (USA) finished 2 shots behind Wright (USA). [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

1969
America
216
$2,325
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

216

Prize money

$2,325

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Bluegrass Invitational. Betsy Rawls finished in second place behind Wright.

1968
America
204
$2,625
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

204

Prize money

$2,625

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tall City Open. Shirley Englehorn finished in second place behind Wright.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural (and only) "500" Ladies Classic (June 14-16). Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 3 shots behind Wright (USA), who recorded her 80th LPGA Tour win. [Brickyard Crossing GC, at the time known as Speedway GC, Indianapolis, IN].

1968
America
215
$1,875
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

215

Prize money

$1,875

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Palm Beach County Open. Carol Mann and Ruth Jessen finished in second place behind Wright.

1968
America
216
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

216

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Port Malabar Invitational. Marilynn Smith finished in second place behind Wright.

1967
America
219
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

219

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Shreveport Kiwanis Invitational. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Wright.

1967
America
51
$600
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

51

Prize money

$600

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Seven Lakes Invitational. Betsy Rawls, Beth Stone and Sandra Spuzich finished in second place behind Wright.

1967
America
208
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

208

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Bluegrass Ladies Invitational. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Wright.

1967
America
Pine Ridge, MD
207 (-9)
$2,250
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Pine Ridge, MD

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed Carol Mann (USA) finished 8 shots behind Wright (USA). [Pine Ridge GC, Baltimore, Maryland].

1967
America
210
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

210

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Pensacola Ladies Invitational. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Wright.

1966
Majors
Rainbow Springs, WI
302 (+2)
$1,500
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Rainbow Springs, WI

Score

302 (+2)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (37th). Second-placed Jo Ann Prentice (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wright (USA). [Rainbow Springs GC, Mukwonago, Wisconsin].

1966
America
217
$1,275
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

217

Prize money

$1,275

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Venice Ladies Open. Beth Stone finished in second place behind Wright.

1966
America
217
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

217

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Shreveport Kiwanis Invitational. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Wright.

1966
America
203
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

203

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Shirley Englehorn Invitational. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Wright. This was Wright's third straight win coming in as many weeks.

1966
America
284
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

284

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Pacific Ladies Classic. Clifford Ann Creed finished in second place behind Wright.

1966
America
289
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

289

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mickey Wright Invitational. Clifford Ann Creed finished in second place behind Wright.

1966
America
136
$9,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

136

Prize money

$9,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ladies World Series of Golf. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Wright.

1966
America
210
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

210

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

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

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

214

Prize money

$1,275

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Baton Rouge LPGA Open. Wright (USA) beat Jo Ann Prentice (USA) at the second playoff hole.

1965
America
Glen Lakes CC
283 (-1)
$2,100
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Glen Lakes CC

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

$2,100

Title sponsor

Civitan

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

1964
America
215
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

215

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Waldemar Open. Ruth Jessen finished in second place behind Wright.

1964
Majors
San Diego CC
290 (-2)
$2,200
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

San Diego CC

Score

290 (-2)

Prize money

$2,200

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (19th) (July 9-12). Wright (USA) beat Ruth Jessen (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Wright 70 (-2), Jessen 72 (E). This was the last of Wright's four wins in this event. [San Diego CC, Chula Vista, Calif.].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

214

Prize money

$1,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Clifford Ann Creed Invitational. Kathy Cornelius finished in second place behind Wright.

1964
America
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
220 (-2)
$1,500
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

220 (-2)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Lady Carling Eastern Open (Jun 19 - 21). Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wright (USA). [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, Massachusetts].

1964
America
215
$2,550
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

215

Prize money

$2,550

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mary Mills Mississippi Gulf Coast Invitational. Marlee Hagge finished second to Wright.

1964
America
289
$2,000
Jaycee

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

289

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

Jaycee

Played as the Milwaukee Jaycee Open. Ruth Jessen finished in second place behind Wright.

1964
America
213
$1.250
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

213

Prize money

$1.250

Title sponsor

Civitan

Played as the Muskogee Civitan Open Invitational. Marlene Hagge finished in second place behind Wright. This was Wright's third straight LPGA tour win in as many weeks.

1964
America
215
$1,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

215

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Peach Blossom Open Invitational. Gloria Armstrong and Shirley Englehorn finished in second place behind Wright.

1964
America
215
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

215

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Squirt Ladies Open Invitational. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Wright.

1964
America
207
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

207

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tall City Open. Sherry Wheeler finished in second place behind Wright.

1964
America
284
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

284

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Visalia Ladies Open. Shirley Englehorn finished in second place behind Wright.

1964
Awards
72.46
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

72.46

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

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

1964
Awards
$29,800
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

$29,800

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Wright (USA) won her fourth straight LPGA Tour Money List, with 1964 season earnings of $29,800 on the Tour. Ruth Jessen (USA) was second on the money list.

1963
America
222
$1,300
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

222

Prize money

$1,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mickey Wright Invitational. Betsy Rawls and Jackie Pung finished in second place behind Wright.

1963
America
285
$1.250
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

285

Prize money

$1.250

Title sponsor

Civitan

Played as the Muskogee Civitan Open. Marilynn Smith finished in second place behind Wright.

1963
Awards
72.81
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

72.81

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

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

1963
America
219
$1,200
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

219

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

Civitan

Played as the Alpine Civitan Open. Jo Ann Prentice finished in second place behind Wright.

1963
America
209
$1,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

209

Prize money

$1,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Babe Zaharias Open Invitational. Clifford Ann Creed finished in second place behind Wright. This was Wright's fourth straight LPGA tour win in as many weeks.

1963
America
208
$1,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

208

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Waterloo Women's Open Invitational. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Wright.

1963
America
Pinecrest Lakes
273 (-15)
$2,800
Haig Scotch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Pinecrest Lakes

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$2,800

Title sponsor

Haig Scotch

Played as the Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome Invtl (two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Winning team by 1 shot: Dave Ragan (USA) & Mickey Wright (USA). Second-place: Mason Rudolph (USA) & Kathy Whitworth (USA). [Co-hosted by Pinecrest Lakes GC (now Pinecrest GC), Avon Park, FL and Harder Hall GC, Sebring, FL].

1963
America
285
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

285

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Visalia Ladies Open. Betsy Rawls finished in second place behind Wright.

1963
America
210
$1,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

210

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Idaho Centennial Ladies Open. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Wright.

1963
America
211
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

211

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Albuquerque Swing Parade. Marilynn Smith finished in second place behind Wright.

1963
Awards
$31,269
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

$31,269

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Wright (USA) won her third straight LPGA Tour Money List, with 1963 season earnings of $31,269 on the Tour. Kathy Whitworth (USA) was second on the money list.

1963
America
Sunset G&CC, FL
288 (+4)
$2,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Sunset G&CC, FL

Score

288 (+4)

Prize money

$2,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Petersburg Women's Open. Wright (USA) beat Marilynn Smith (USA) in a Monday playoff. [Sunset G&CC, St Petersburg, Florida; now called Vinoy GC].

1963
America
Glen Lakes CC
283 (-1)
$2,000
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Glen Lakes CC

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

Civitan

Played as the Dallas Civitan Open. Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 5 shots behind Wright (USA), who recorded her third LPGA Tour win in as many weeks. [Glen Lakes CC, Dallas, TX; club/course no longer exists].

1963
Majors
294 (+2)
$2,450
LPGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Score

294 (+2)

Prize money

$2,450

Title sponsor

LPGA

The LPGA Championship (9th) (Oct 10-13). Second-placed Mary Lena Faulk (USA), Louise Suggs (USA) and Mary Mills (USA) finished 2 shots behind Wright (USA), who recorded her fourth and final LPGA Championship win. [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Stardust CC].

1963
America
212
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

212

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Sea Island Women's Invitational. Ruth Jessen finished in second place behind Wright.

1963
Majors
Maple Bluff CC
292 (-4)
$1,200
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Maple Bluff CC

Score

292 (-4)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (34th). Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 9 shots behind defending champion Wright (USA). [Maple Bluff CC, Madison, Wisconsin].

1962
America
286
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

286

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Heart of America Invitational. Mary Mills finished in second place behind Wright.

1962
America
219
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

219

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Albuquerque Swing Parade. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Wright.

1962
Awards
$21,641
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

$21,641

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Wright (USA) won her second straight LPGA Tour Money List, with 1962 season earnings of $21,641 on the Tour. For the second straight year Kathy Whitworth was second on the money list.

1962
America
289
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

289

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Milwaukee Open. Patty Berg and Jo Ann Prentice finished in second place behind Wright.

1962
Awards
73.67
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

73.67

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

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

1962
America
143
$612
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

143

Prize money

$612

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Naples Pro-Am. Patty Berg finished in second place behind Mickey Wright and Marilynn Smith.

1962
Majors
Montgomery CC
295 (+7)
$1,200
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Montgomery CC

Score

295 (+7)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (33rd). Wright (USA) beat Mary Lena Faulk (USA) at the fourth sudden-death playoff hole. [Montgomery CC, Montgomery, AL].

1962
America
292
$1,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

292

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Salt Lake City Open. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Wright. This was Wright's third straight LPGA Tour win in as many weeks.

1962
America
286
$1,300
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

286

Prize money

$1,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the San Diego Open. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Wright.

1962
America
226
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

226

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Sea Island Women's Invitational. Betsy Rawls finished in second place behind Wright.

1962
America
275
$1,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

275

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Spokane Open. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Wright. This was Wright's fourth straight win on the LPGA Tour in as many weeks.

1962
Majors
Augusta CC
295 (+7)
$1,330
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Augusta CC

Score

295 (+7)

Prize money

$1,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Titleholders Championship (23rd). Defending champion Mickey Wright (USA) beat Ruth Jessen (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Wright 69, Jessen 72). [Augusta CC, Augusta, GA].

1962
America
219
$1,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

219

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Carlsbad Cavern Open. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Wright.

1961
America
223
$1,450
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

223

Prize money

$1,450

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Sacramento Valley Open.

1961
America
220
$1,247
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

220

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Miami Open. Louise Suggs, Marlene Hagge and Mary Lena Faulk finished in second place behind Wright.

1961
Majors
287 (+3)
$2,500
LPGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Score

287 (+3)

Prize money

$2,500

Title sponsor

LPGA

The LPGA Championship (7th) (Oct 12-15). Second-placed Louise Suggs (USA) finished 9 shots behind defending champion Wright (USA), who recorded the third of her four LPGA Championship wins. [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Stardust CC].

1961
America
280
$1,247
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

280

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Spokane Women's Open.

1961
America
287
$2,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

287

Prize money

$2,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the LPGA Las Vegas Open.

1961
America
Sunset G&CC, FL
279 (-5)
$1,247
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Sunset G&CC, FL

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Petersburg Open. Second-placed Louise Suggs (USA) finished 4 shots behind Wright (USA). [Sunset G&CC, St Petersburg, Florida; now called Vinoy GC].

1961
Majors
293 (+5)
$1,800
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Score

293 (+5)

Prize money

$1,800

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (16th) (Jun 29-Jul 1). Second-placed and defending champion Betsy Rawls (USA) finished 6 shots behind Wright (USA), who claimed her third win in this championship. [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].

1961
Awards
$22,236
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

$22,236

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Wright (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1961 Money List, with earnings of $22,236 on the Tour. Betsy Rawls (USA) was second on the money list.

1961
Majors
Augusta CC
299 (+11)
$1,200
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Augusta CC

Score

299 (+11)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Titleholders Championship (22nd). Second-placed Louise Suggs (USA) and Patty Berg (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wright (USA). [Augusta CC, Augusta, GA].

1961
America
Pinecrest Lakes
272 (-16)
$1,729
Haig Scotch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Pinecrest Lakes

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$1,729

Title sponsor

Haig Scotch

Played as the Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome (two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Winning team: Dave Ragan (USA) & Mickey Wright (USA). [Co-hosted by Pinecrest Lakes GC (now Pinecrest GC), Avon Park, FL and Harder Hall GC, Sebring, FL].

1961
America
290
$1,450
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

290

Prize money

$1,450

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mickey Wright Open Invitational.

1961
America
286
$1,247
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

286

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Waterloo Women's Open.

1961
America
292
$998
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

292

Prize money

$998

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Columbus Open. Marilynn Smith and Mary Lena Faulk finished in second place behind Wright.

1961
Awards
73.55
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

73.55

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

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

1960
Awards
73.25
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

73.25

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

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

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Score

292 (-4)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

LPGA

The LPGA Championship (6th) (July 1-4). Second-placed Louise Suggs (USA) finished 3 shots behind Wright (USA), who recorded the second of her four LPGA Championship wins. [Ross course, French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana].

1960
America
217
$1,247
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

217

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tampa Open. Joyce Ziske and Patty Berg finished in second place behind Wright.

1960
America
218
$1,247
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

218

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Grossinger Open. Joyce Ziske finished in second place behind Wright.

1960
America
219
$997
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

219

Prize money

$997

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Sea Island Women's Open. Kathy Cornelius finished in second place behind Wright.

1960
America
278
$1,247
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

278

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Memphis Open. Louise Suggs and Ruth Jessen finished in second place behind Wright.

1960
America
213
$1,247
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

213

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eastern Open. Bonnie Randolph finished in second place behind Wright.

1959
America
291
$2,090
Alliance Machines

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

291

Prize money

$2,090

Title sponsor

Alliance Machines

Played as the Alliance Machine International Open. Marlene Hagge and Murle MacKenzie finished in second place behind Wright.

1959
Majors
Churchill Valley
287 (+7)
$1,800
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Churchill Valley

Score

287 (+7)

Prize money

$1,800

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (14th) (June 25-27). For the second straight year Louise Suggs (USA) was runner-up to Wright (USA), this time by a margin of 2 shots. [Churchill Valley CC, Pittsburgh, PA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

286

Prize money

$997

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Jacksonville Open. Betsy Rawls finished in second place behind Wright.

1959
America
68
$350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

68

Prize money

$350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hoosier Celebrity Classic. Fay Crocker and Jo Ann Prentice finished in second place behind Wright.

1959
America
207
$997
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

207

Prize money

$997

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Cavalier Open. Beverly Hanson finished in second place behind Wright.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

222

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Opie Turner Open. Louise Suggs finished in second place behind Wright.

1958
Majors
Churchill Valley
288 (+8)
$1,247
LPGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Churchill Valley

Score

288 (+8)

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

LPGA

The LPGA Championship (4th) (June 5-8). Second-placed Fay Crocker (Uruguay) finished 6 shots behind 23-year-old Wright (USA), who claimed the first of her thirteen major championship wins. Three weeks later Wright also won the US Women's Open. [Churchill Valley CC, Pittsburgh, PA].

1958
Majors
Forest Lake CC
290 (-2)
$1,800
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Forest Lake CC

Score

290 (-2)

Prize money

$1,800

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (13th) (June 26-28). Second-placed Louise Suggs (USA) finished 5 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Wright (USA), who landed the second of her 13 major championship titles. [Forest Lake CC, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Mich.].

1958
America
Glen Lakes CC
284 (E)
$1,247
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Glen Lakes CC

Score

284 (E)

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dallas Open. Wright (USA) beat Beverly Hanson (USA) by 3 shots in an 18-hole playoff. [Glen Lakes CC, Dallas, TX; club/course no longer exists].

1958
America
224
$831
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

224

Prize money

$831

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Sea Island Open. Betsy Rawls finished in second place behind Wright.

1957
America
220
$880
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

220

Prize money

$880

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Sea Island Open. Louise Suggs finished in second place behind Wright.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

295

Prize money

$880

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Jacksonville Open. Marlene Hagge finished in second place behind Wright.

1957
America
284
$1,392
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

284

Prize money

$1,392

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Wolverine Open. Wiffi Smith finished in second place behind Wright.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Score

294

Prize money

$900

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Jacksonville Open. Joyce Ziske finished in second place behind Wright.

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Score

1 hole

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Wright (USA) beat Barbara McIntire (USA) by 1 hole in the final. [Dunes course, Monterey Peninsula CC, Pebble Beach, Calif.].

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