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Name: - Sally Little
Country: - South Africa
Born : -
Original Home/Club: - Cape Town, South Africa
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1971

Roll of Honour

MAJORS [2] : US LPGA Championship (1980); du Maurier Classic (1988). Multiple US LPGA Tour winner. (See Tournament listings).

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LPGA Tour player and current member of the US Women's Senior Golf Tour (WSGT).

Top tournaments won by Sally Little

1988Wmn MajorsCanadian Women's OpenVancouver GC279 (-9)$75,000
Played as the du Maurier Classic. Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Little (USA). [The Vancouver GC, Coquitlam, nr Vancouver, BC].
1982Wmn AmericaANA InspirationMission Hills CC278 (-10)$45,000
Played as the Nabisco Dinah Shore Invitational (11th) (formerly the Colgate Dinah Shore) (designated a major championship from 1983). Second-placed Hollis Stacy (USA) and Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 3 shots behind Little (RSA), who became a U.S. citizen later in the year. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
1982Wmn AmericaCrestar Classic (LPGA)Sleepy Hole, VA208 (-11)$18,750
Played as the United Virginia Bank Golf Classic. Little (RSA) beat Kathy Whitworth (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Sleepy Hole GC, Suffolk, Virginia].
1982Wmn AmericaMayflower ClassicIndianapolis CC275 (-13)$30,000
Played as the Mayflower Classic. Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) finished 5 shots behind Little (RSA/USA). [CC of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana].
1982Wmn AmericaOlympia Gold ClassicIndustry Hills288 (-4)$22,500
Played as the Olympia Gold Classic (March 11-15). Second-placed Donna White (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Little (RSA). Monday finish required after rain washed out Sunday's play. [Eisenhower course, Industry Hills GC at Pacific Palms, nr Los Angeles, CA].
1981Wmn AmericaCPC InternationalMoss Creek Plantn287 (-1)$18,750
Played as the CPC Women's International. Little (RSA) beat Kathy Whitworth (USA) and defending champion Hollis Stacy (USA) with a 9-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole. [Moss Creek Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC; now called Moss Creek GC].
1981Wmn AmericaElizabeth Arden ClassicTurnberry Isle283 (-5)$18,750
Played as the Elizabeth Arden Classic. Little (RSA) beat Judy Rankin (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole. JoAnne Carner (USA) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [Soffer course, Turberry Isle Resort, Aventura, FL; at the time called the South course, Turnberry Isle CC].
1981Wmn AmericaOlympia Gold ClassicIndustry Hills142 (-4)$22,500
Played as the Olympia Gold Classic (Feb 26-Mar 1). Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) and Lori Garbacz (USA) finished 1 shot behind Little (RSA). Event reduced to 36 holes when last two rounds were rained out. [Eisenhower course, Industry Hills GC at Pacific Palms, nr Los Angeles, CA].
1980Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGAKings Island285 (-3)$22,500
The LPGA Championship (26th) (June 5-8). Second-placed Jane Blalock (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time major championship winner Little (RSA). [Grizzly course, The Golf Center at Kings Island, Mason, OH].
1980Wmn AmericaWUI ClassicMeadow Brook, NY284 (-4)$18,750
Played as the WUI Classic. Beth Daniel (USA) and Amy Alcott (USA) finished 4 shots behind Little (RSA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].
1979Wmn AmericaBarth Classic208$15,000
Played as the Barth Classic. Pat Bradley finished in second place behind Little.
1979Wmn AmericaColumbia Savings ClassicGreen Gables CC209 (-7)$15,000
Played as the Columbia Savings LPGA Classic (formerly Natl Jewish Hospital Open). Second-placed Judy Rankin (USA) and Beth Daniel (USA) finished 2 shots behind Little (RSA). [Green Gables CC, Denver, Colorado; now permanently closed].
1979Wmn AmericaSarasota ClassicBent Tree CC, FL278 (-10)$15,000
Played as the Bent Tree Ladies Classic. Second-placed and defending champion Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 2 shots behind Little (RSA). [Bent Tree CC, nr Sarasota, Florida].
1978Wmn AmericaHonda Civic Classic282$22,500
Played as the Kathryn Crosby / Honda Civic Golf Classic. Nancy Lopez finished in second place behind Little.
1976Wmn AmericaCPC InternationalMoss Creek Plantn281 (-7)$10,000
Played as the inaugural Women's International. Second-placed Jan Stephenson (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Little (RSA), who holed an 80-foot bunker shot for birdie at the final hole. After six years on the LPGA Tour this was Little's first win. The LPGA intended to call the event the "Ladies Masters" until objections and legal threats rained down from the organisers of the Augusta National Masters Tournament. [Moss Creek Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC; now called Moss Creek GC].
1971Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LPGAxx
Little (RSA) won the LPGA Tour 1971 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.


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