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Name: - Carol Mann
Country: - USA
Lived : - [1941-2018]. Born on February 3rd, 1941 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. Died on May 20, 2018 in The Woodlands, nr Houston, Texas.
Original Home/Club: - Baltimore, Maryland.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1960

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): Women's Western Open (1964); US Women's Open (1965). Total professional wins (38), all on the US LPGA Tour. World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1977).


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Mann started playing golf aged 9, and after attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was ready to turn professional in 1960. Her first LPGA Tour win came in a major championship, the 1964 Women's Western Open, as did her third LPGA title, the 1965 U.S. Women's Open. Mann continued her winning ways on the LPGA Tour, notching up a total of 38 wins between 1964 and 1975, but those first two majors also proved to be the last two. Mann was President of the LPGA from 1973 until 1976.


Top tournaments won by Carol Mann

1975Wmn AmericaBorden ClassicRiviera CC, Ohio209 (-7)$8,000
Played as the Borden Classic. Second-placed Jan Ferraris (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mann (USA). [Riviera CC, Dublin, Ohio, which permanently closed in 2015].
1975Wmn AmericaDallas Civitan OpenBrookhaven CC208 (-8)$6,200
Played as the Dallas Civitan Open. Second-placed Sandra Palmer (USA) finished 5 shots behind Mann (USA), who recorded the last of her 38 LPGA Tour wins. [Brookhaven CC, Farmers Branch, Dallas, Texas].
1975Wmn AmericaGeorge Washington ClassicHidden Spring GC206 (-13)$5,700
Played as the George Washington Ladies Classic. Second-placed Susie McAllister (USA) finished 4 shots behind Mann (USA). [Hidden Spring GC, Horsham, Pennsylvania; now called Commonwealth Natl GC].
1975Wmn AmericaLawson's LPGA Classic217$7,000
Played as Lawson's LPGA Classic. Judy Rankin finished in second place behind Mann.
1974Wmn AmericaNaples Lely Classic209$5,400
Played as the Naples Lely Classic. Murle Breer finished in second place behind Mann.
1974Wmn AmericaS&H Green Stamp ClassicWestwood GC, TX219 (E)$20,000
Played as the S&H Green Stamp Classic. Second-placed and defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA). [Westwood GC, Houston, TX; at the time Westwood CC].
1973Wmn AmericaSears Classic68$15,000
Played as the Sears Women's Classic. Joyce Kazmierski finished in second place behind Mann.
1972Wmn AmericaLady Carling - BaltimorePine Ridge GC210 (-9)$4,500
Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed and defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA). [Pine Ridge GC, Baltimore, Maryland].
1972Wmn AmericaSt Petersburg Open (LPGA)Sunset G&CC, FL213 (-3)$3,000
Played as the Orange Blossom Classic. Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA), who recorded her 30th LPGA Tour win. [Sunset G&CC, St Petersburg, Florida; now called Vinoy GC].
1970Wmn AmericaBurdine's InvitationalMiami CC216 (E)$6,000
Played as Burdine's Invitational. Mann (USA) beat Sandra Haynie (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [West course, CC of Miami, Miami, FL].
1969Wmn AmericaAmerican Defender ClassicRaleigh CC212 (-4)$2,250
Played as the Raleigh Ladies Invitational. Second-placed Gloria Ehret (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Mann (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].
1969Wmn AmericaCorpus Christi Civitan OpenPharaoh CC212 (+2)$2,250
Played as the Corpus Christi Civitan Open (for the last time until 1972). Mann (USA) beat Kathy Whitworth (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Pharaoh CC, Corpus Christi, Texas; now permanently closed].
1969Wmn AmericaDallas Civitan OpenGlen Lakes CC209 (-4)$3,225
Played as the Dallas Civitan Open. Second-placed Donna Caponi (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA). [Glen Lakes CC, Dallas, TX; club/course no longer exists].
1969Wmn AmericaLady Carling - DanburyRidgewood CC, CT215 (-1)$3,000
Played as the Danbury Lady Carling Open (formerly Gina Paoli Open). Second-placed Sharon Miller (USA) and defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA). [Ridgewood CC, Danbury, Connecticut].
1969Wmn AmericaLPGA Tourmnt of Champs216 (-3)$3,000
Played as the first (and only) Tournament of Champs. Carol Mann (USA) beat Jan Ferraris (USA) in a sudden-death playoff. [Glendale G&CC, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada].
1969Wmn AmericaMickey Wright Invtl.212$3,000
Played as the Mickey Wright Invitational. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Mann.
1969Wmn AmericaMolson's Canadian OpenShaughnessy G&CC212 (-7)$3,750
Played as Molson's Canadian Open. Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) and Sandra Post (Can) finished 3-shots behind Mann (USA). This was Mann's third straight LPGA tour win in as many starts. [Shaughnessy G&CC, Vancouver, BC].
1969Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$49,152see Score
Mann (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1969 Money List, with earnings of $49,152 on the Tour. Kathy Whitworth (USA) was second on the money list.
1969Wmn AmericaSouthgate Open217$3,000
Played as the Southgate Ladies Open. Jan Ferraris finished in second place behind Mann.
1968Wmn AmericaAmerican Defender ClassicRaleigh CC214 (-2)$2,250
Played as the Raleigh Ladies Invitational. Second-placed and defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mann (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].
1968Wmn AmericaBluegrass Invtl.210$2,100
Played as the Bluegrass Ladies Invitational. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Mann.
1968Wmn AmericaBorden ClassicRaymond Memorial206 (-10)$4,200
Played as the Pabst Ladies Classic. Second-placed and defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mann (USA). [Raymond Memorial GC, Columbus, Ohio].
1968Wmn AmericaBuckeye Svngs Invtl.209$2,775
Played as the Buckeye Savings Invitational. Marilynn Smith finished in second place behind Mann.
1968Wmn AmericaLady MichelobCanongate CC200 (-16)$2,250
Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 10 shots behind Mann (USA). [Canongate CC, Sharpsburg, Georgia; now called Canongate 1 GC].
1968Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA72.04n/a
Mann (USA) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.
1968Wmn AmericaQuality First ClassicLake Waco CC212 (-4)$1,875
Played as the Quality Chekd Classic. Second-placed Judy Rankin (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA). [Lake Waco CC, Waco, Texas].
1968Wmn AmericaShirley Englehorn Invtl.208$1,725
Played as the Shirley Englehorn Invitational. Gloria Ehret finished in second place behind Mann.
1968Wmn AmericaShreveport Invtl.217$1,725
Played as the Shreveport Kiwanis Invitational. Mickey Wright finished in second place behind Mann. This was Mann's third straight win in as many starts.
1968Wmn AmericaSupertest OpenBayview G&CC213 (-6)$3,000
Played as the Supertest Canadian Open. Second-placed Judy Kimball (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Mann (USA), who recorded her third straight LPGA Tour win in as many weeks. [Bayview G&CC, Thornhill, nr Toronto, Ontario].
1968Wmn AmericaWillow Park Invtl.205$2,250
Played as the Willow Park ladies Invitational. Pam Barnett, Kathy Whitworth, Shirley Englehorn and Beth Stone finished in second place behind Mann.
1967Wmn AmericaBuckeye Svngs Invtl.207$2,100
Played as the Buckeye Savings Invitational. Clifford Ann Creed finished in second place behind Mann.
1967Wmn AmericaSupertest OpenSunningdale, Ont.210 (-6)$2,700
Played as the Supertest Ladies Open. Second-placed Margie Masters (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA), who recorded her 10th LPGA Tour win. [Sunningdale GC, London, Ontario].
1967Wmn AmericaTall City Open214$1,875
Played as the Tall City Open. Mickey Wright finished in second place behind Mann.
1966Wmn AmericaAmerican Defender ClassicRaleigh CC216 (E)$1,500
Played as the inaugural Raleigh Ladies Invitational. Second-placed Jo Ann Prentice (USA) and Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mann (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].
1966Wmn AmericaBaton Rouge Ladies Invtl.209$1,500
Played as the Baton Rouge Ladies Invitational. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Mann.
1966Wmn AmericaPeach Blossom Open216$1,275
Played as the Peach Blossom Invitational. Marlene Hagge finished in second place behind Mann.
1966Wmn AmericaWaterloo Open214$1,500
Played as the Waterloo Women's Open Invitational. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Mann.
1965Wmn AmericaLady Carling - BaltimoreTurf Valley CC211 (+1)$1,500
Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed Marlene Hagge (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mann (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win (a week later she would win the US Women's Open). [Turf Valley CC, Ellicott City, Maryland].
1965Wmn MajorsUS Women's OpenAtlantic City CC290 (+2)$4,000
The US Women's Open (20th) (July 1-4). Second-placed Kathy Cornelius (USA) finished 2 shots behind 24-year-old Mann (USA), who recorded her second major championship win. [Atlantic City CC, Northfield, NJ].
1964Wmn MajorsWomen's Western OpenScenic Hills CC308 (+8)$1,200
The Women's Western Open (35th). Second-placed Ruth Jessen (USA) and Judy Kimball (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA). [Scenic Hills CC, Pensacola, FL].

 

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