|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Amy Alcott|
February 22, 1956|
Kansas City, Missouri
|Height||Script error: No such module "convert".|
|Nationality||23x15px United States|
|Residence||Santa Monica, California|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 1975)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||Won: 1983, 1988, 1991|
|Women's PGA C'ship||2nd: 1978, 1988|
|U.S. Women's Open||Won: 1980|
|du Maurier Classic||Won: 1979|
|Women's British Open||DNP|
|Achievements and awards|
|World Golf Hall of Fame||1999 (member page)|
Rookie of the Year
Amy Alcott (born February 22, 1956) is an American professional golfer and golf course designer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1975, and won five major championships and 29 LPGA Tour events in all. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. She is part of the architectural team designing the golf course for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Alcott was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She won the U.S. Girls' Junior in 1973, turned pro in 1975 at age 18. Her first victory came in just her third start as a professional at the Orange Blossom Classic on the LPGA Tour. She went on to be named LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year. Alcott won four tournaments in a year three times, in 1979, 1980, and 1984. Her best year came in 1980, when in addition to those four victories she also won the LPGA Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average, finished second five times and was in the Top 10 in 21 out of 28 tournaments played.
Alcott's first major championship victory came at the 1979 Peter Jackson Classic (later renamed the du Maurier Classic). She went on to win the U.S. Women's Open in 1980 and the Nabisco Dinah Shore in three times, in 1983, 1988, and 1991. The 1991 Nabisco Dinah Shore was her final victory on the LPGA Tour. After her win at the 1988 Dinah Shore, Alcott initiated what is now a tradition of the winner leaping into a greenside lake to celebrate.
That win was the 29th of her career. At the time, the LPGA Hall of Fame required at least 30 career wins for entry. Alcott chased for the 30th win in vain over the next several years. In 1999, the LPGA switched to a points-based criteria under which Alcott gained admission and she was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
From 2001 to 2004, the Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott was a part of the LPGA Tour. Following the end of her touring days, Alcott started working in golf course design and also hosted a satellite radio program. She has written an instructional book and taped an instructional video. Alcott, who is Jewish, is also a member of the National Jewish Museum Sports Hall of Fame. In July 2007, Alcott accepted the position as girls' golf coach at Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, California.
Professional wins (33)
LPGA Tour wins (29)
|LPGA Tour major championships (5)|
|Other LPGA Tour (24)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Feb 23, 1975||Orange Blossom Classic||−9 (68-69-71=207)||1 stroke||23x15px Sandra Post|
|2||May 23, 1976||'76 LPGA Classic||−4 (71-71-67=209)||1 stroke||23x15px Jane Blalock|
|3||Nov 27, 1976||Colgate Far East Open||−5 (72-72-67=211)||1 stroke||23x15px Donna Caponi|
|4||Oct 9, 1977||Houston Exchange Clubs Classic||−8 (68-70-70=208)||5 strokes||23x15px Carol Mann, 23x15px Kathy Postlewait,|
23x15px Donna White
|5||Apr 23, 1978||American Defender Classic||−10 (71-67-68=206)||Playoff||23x15px Hollis Stacy|
|6||Feb 18, 1979||Elizabeth Arden Classic||−3 (70-70-72-73=285)||Playoff||23x15px Sandra Post|
|7||Jul 29, 1979||Peter Jackson Classic||−7 (75-70-70-70=285)||3 strokes||23x15px Nancy Lopez|
|8||Oct 14, 1979||United Virginia Bank Classic||−2 (70-70-73-73=286)||1 stroke||23x15px Susie McAllister|
|9||Nov 3, 1979||Mizuno Japan Classic||−11 (71-73-67=211)||1 stroke||23x15px Sandra Post|
|10||Apr 13, 1980||American Defender/WRAL Classic||−10 (68-69-69=206)||4 strokes||23x15px Donna Caponi|
|11||Jul 6, 1980||Mayflower Classic||−13 (69-65-72-69=275)||3 strokes||23x15px JoAnne Carner, 23x15px Sally Little|
|12||Jul 13, 1980||U.S. Women's Open||−5 (70-70-68-72=280)||9 strokes||23x15px Hollis Stacy|
|13||Oct 12, 1980||Inamori Golf Classic||−12 (69-69-72-70=280)||4 strokes||23x15px Beth Daniel, 23x15px Patty Hayes|
|14||Feb 22, 1981||Bent Tree Ladies Classic||−12 (71-67-71-67=276)||1 stroke||23x15px JoAnne Carner|
|15||May 10, 1981||Lady Michelob||−7 (69-74-66=209)||1 stroke||23x15px Sally Little|
|16||Mar 28, 1982||Women's Kemper Open||−6 (72-74-69-71=286)||1 stroke||23x15px JoAnne Carner|
|17||Apr 3, 1983||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−6 (70-70-70-72=282)||2 strokes||23x15px Beth Daniel, 23x15px Kathy Whitworth|
|18||May 13, 1984||United Virginia Bank Classic||−6 (71-70-69=210)||2 strokes||23x15px Cathy Marino|
|19||Jul 1, 1984||Lady Keystone Open||−8 (74-69-65=208)||1 stroke||23x15px Juli Inkster, 23x15px Martha Nause|
|20||Sep 9, 1984||Portland Ping Championship||−4 (69-73-71=212)||3 strokes||23x15px Kathy Guadagnino|
|21||Sep 23, 1984||San Jose Classic||−8 (69-70-72=211)||2 strokes||23x15px Betsy King, 23x15px Beverly Klass,|
23x15px Pat Meyers, 23x15px Kathy Whitworth
|22||Feb 24, 1985||Circle K Tucson Open||−9 (74-69-69-67=279)||1 stroke||23x15px Betsy King|
|23||May 5, 1985||Moss Creek Women's Invitational||−4 (72-70-73-69=284)||4 strokes||23x15px Juli Inkster, 23x15px Nancy Lopez|
23x15px Kathy Postlewait, 23x15px Patty Sheehan
|24||Aug 18, 1985||Nestle World Championship of Women's Golf||−14 (65-70-70-69=274)||Playoff||23x15px Patty Sheehan|
|25||Jul 6, 1986||Mazda Hall of Fame Championship||−4 (70-70-72-72=284)||Playoff||23x15px Lauren Howe|
|26||Aug 3, 1986||LPGA National Pro-Am||−5 (72-69-72-70=283)||1 stroke||23x15px Pat Bradley, 23x15px Christa Johnson|
|27||Apr 3, 1988||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−14 (71-66-66-71=274)||2 strokes||23x15px Colleen Walker|
|28||Jul 23, 1989||Boston Five Classic||−16 (68-68-68-68=272)||3 strokes||23x15px Cathy Marino|
|29||Mar 31, 1991||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−15 (67-70-68-68=273)||8 strokes||23x15px Dottie Mochrie|
LPGA Tour playoff record (4–5)
|1||1975||Charity Golf Classic||23x15px Sandra Haynie, 23x15px Judy Rankin||Haynie won with par on fourth extra hole|
Rankin eliminated with par on first hole
|2||1978||American Defender Classic||23x15px Hollis Stacy||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|3||1979||Elizabeth Arden Classic||23x15px Sandra Post||Won with eagle on third extra hole|
|4||1980||CPC Women's International||23x15px Hollis Stacy||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|5||1981||Inamori Classic||23x15px Donna Caponi, 23x15px Hollis Stacy,
23x15px Jan Stephenson
|Stacy won with birdie on first extra hole|
|6||1985||Nestle World Championship of Women's Golf||23x15px Patty Sheehan||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
|7||1985||LPGA National Pro-Am||23x15px Pat Bradley||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
|8||1986||Mazda Hall of Fame Championship||23x15px Lauren Howe||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|9||1986||Konica San Jose Classic||23x15px Betsy King, Template:Country data JPN Ayako Okamoto,
23x15px Patty Sheehan
|Sheehan won with birdie on first extra hole|
Other wins (4)
- 1980 Pioneer Cup
- 1981 Mitsukoshi International Golf Tournament, Mr. Goodwrench Invitational (with Larry Nelson)
- 1986 Mazda Champions (with Bob Charles)
|1979||Peter Jackson Classic||−7 (75-70-70-70=285)||3 strokes||23x15px Nancy Lopez|
|1980||U.S. Women's Open||−4 (70-70-68-72=280)||9 strokes||23x15px Hollis Stacy|
|1983||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−6 (70-70-70-72=282)||2 strokes||23x15px Beth Daniel, 23x15px Kathy Whitworth|
|1988||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−14 (71-66-66-71=274)||2 strokes||23x15px Colleen Walker|
|1991||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−15 (67-70-68-68=273)||8 strokes||23x15px Dottie Mochrie|
Results not in chronological order before 2015.
|Women's PGA Championship||CUT||CUT||T34||2||3||T10|
|U.S. Women's Open||18||T5||T4||T12||T37||1|
|du Maurier Classic||1||T10|
|Women's PGA Championship||9||T5||T26||T52||T8||T15||T9||2||T14||T46|
|U.S. Women's Open||T19||T13||T11||T3||11||T5||T12||T41||T26||T9|
|du Maurier Classic||T25||WD||T13||T10||3||T8||T14||T4||T4||CUT|
|Women's PGA Championship||10||T10||CUT||T7||CUT||CUT||T67||CUT||CUT||CUT|
|U.S. Women's Open||3||T13||T26||T6||T63||DNP||CUT||CUT||DNP||DNP|
|du Maurier Classic||T44||CUT||T25||T14||T33||T36||T52||CUT||CUT||T65|
|Women's PGA Championship||T54||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||WD||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Women's British Open ^||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Women's British Open ^||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Evian Championship ^^||DNP||DNP|
^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
^^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play.
CUT = missed the half-way cut.
"T" = tied
WD = withdrew
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.
|Women's PGA Championship||0||2||1||4||11||13||29||19|
|U.S. Women's Open||1||0||2||6||8||16||23||21|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|du Maurier Classic||1||0||1||4||7||12||22||17|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 31 (1983 Kraft Nabisco Championship – 1990 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 5 (1979 du Maurier Classic – 1981 LPGA)
- Handa Cup (representing the United States): 2006 (winners), 2007 (winners), 2008 (winners), 2009 (winners), 2010 (winners)
- List of golfers with most LPGA major championship wins
- List of golfers with most LPGA Tour wins
- List of Jewish golfers
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- The Larkin Group, Amy Alcott. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- "AMY ALCOTT". Jewish Women’s Archive. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
- Siegman, Joseph (2000). Jewish sports legends: the International Jewish Hall of Fame. Brassey's. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
- 19-year-old wins women's tee
- "Amy Alcott". Golf.about.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
- Alcott, Caddy Take Plunge After Winning Dinah Shore
- Amy Alcott at the LPGA Tour official site
- Amy Alcott at the Legends Tour official site
- Profile Amy Alcott
- Amy Alcott bio at about.com
- National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Induction of Amy Alcott
- Amy Alcott, Jewish Women Encyclopedia