|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Kathrynne Ann Whitworth|
September 27, 1939|
|Height||Script error: No such module "convert".|
|Nationality||23x15px United States|
|Current tour(s)||Legends Tour|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 1958)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|LPGA Tour||88 (1st all time)|
|Ladies European Tour||1|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|Western Open||Won: 1967|
|Titleholders C'ship||Won: 1965, 1966|
|ANA Inspiration||T2: 1983|
|Women's PGA C'ship||Won: 1967, 1971, 1975|
|U.S. Women's Open||2nd: 1971|
|du Maurier Classic||T14: 1980|
|Achievements and awards|
|World Golf Hall of Fame||1975 (member page)|
|LPGA Tour |
|1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973|
Player of the Year
|1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973|
|LPGA Vare Trophy||1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972|
Female Athlete of the Year
|LPGA William and|
Mousie Powell Award
|Patty Berg Award||1987|
Kathrynne Ann Whitworth (born September 27, 1939) is an American professional golfer. Throughout her playing career she won 88 LPGA Tour tournaments, more than anyone else has won on either the LPGA Tour or the PGA Tour. In 1981 she became the first woman to reach career earnings of $1 million on the LPGA Tour. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Whitworth was born in Monahans, Texas. She began playing golf at age of 15 and won the 1957 and 1958 New Mexico State Amateur Championship. She attended Odessa College. She became a professional player at 19, joining the LPGA in December 1958.
In 1962 she won her first tournament, the Kelly Girls Open. She won a total of six major championships. She was LPGA Player of the Year seven times between 1966 and 1973, won the Vare Trophy for best scoring average by an LPGA Tour Player a record seven times between 1965 and 1972, and entered the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975. She was named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year in 1965 and 1967. She was Named "Golfer of the Decade" by Golf Magazine for the years 1968 to 1977 during the 1988 Centennial of Golf in America celebration. She received the 1985 William Richardson Award from the Golf Writers Association of America for consistent outstanding contributions to golf.
In 1974 Whitworth won the Orange Blossom Classic. It was her fifth triumph in that tournament that was also known during its existence as the St. Petersburg Open. Only three other LPGA golfers have won the same tournament five times.
Whitworth retired from competitive golf in 2005 after competing in the BJ's Charity Classic, an event on the Women's Senior Golf Tour. She is a member of the New Mexico Hall of Fame, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Texas Golf Hall of Fame, and the Women's Sports Foundation Hall of Fame
LPGA Tour wins (88)
LPGA Tour playoff record (8-20)
|1||1960||Waterloo Open||23x15px Wiffi Smith||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|2||1962||J.E. McAuliffe Memorial||23x15px Betsy Rawls||Lost on second extra hole|
|3||1963||San Antonio Civitan Open||23x15px Mickey Wright||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|4||1966||Amarillo Ladies' Open||23x15px Mickey Wright||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|5||1966||Pensacola Ladies Invitational||23x15px Sandra Haynie||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|6||1967||Shirley Englehorn Invitational||23x15px Shirley Englehorn||Lost to par on second extra hole|
|7||1967||Mickey Wright Invitational||23x15px Sandra Haynie||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|8||1968||LPGA Championship||23x15px Sandra Post||Lost 18-hole playoff (Post:68, Whitworth:75)|
|9||1968||Gino Paoli Open||23x15px Marlene Hagge||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|10||1969||Lady Carling Open||23x15px Mickey Wright||Won with par on first extra hole|
|11||1969||St. Louis Women's Invitational||23x15px Sandra Haynie, 23x15px Peggy Wilson||Haynie won with par on third extra hole|
Whitworth eliminated with birdie on first hole
|12||1969||Lincoln-Mercury Open||23x15px Donna Caponi||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|13||1969||Corpus Christi Civitan Open||23x15px Carol Mann||Lost to par on third extra hole|
|14||1970||LPGA Championship||23x15px Shirley Englehorn||Lost 18-hole playoff (Englehorn:74, Whitworth:78)|
|15||1972||Lady Eve Open||23x15px Judy Rankin||Lost to eagle on first extra hole|
|16||1972||Southgate Ladies Open||23x15px Jocelyne Bourassa||Won with par on fifth extra hole|
|17||1972||Dallas Civitan Open||23x15px Jane Blalock||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|18||1972||Corpus Christi Civitan Open||23x15px JoAnn Prentice, 23x15px Sandra Palmer||Prentice won with birdie on tenth extra hole|
Whitworth eliminated with par on third extra hole
|19||1972||Lady Errol Classic||23x15px Jane Blalock, 23x15px Sandra Palmer||Blalock won with birdie on third extra hole|
|20||1973||Dallas Civitan Open||23x15px Mary Mills||Won with par on second extra hole|
|21||1974||Burdine's Invitational||23x15px Sandra Palmer||Palmer won with birdie on fifth extra hole|
|22||1974||Lady Tara Classic||23x15px Donna Caponi, 23x15px Sandra Spuzich||Spuzich won with par on fifth extra hole|
Whitworth eliminated with par on third hole
|23||1978||Lady Stroh's Open||23x15px Pat Meyers, 23x15px Sandra Post||Post won with birdie on second extra hole|
|24||1981||CPC Women's International||23x15px Sally Little, 23x15px Hollis Stacy||Little won with birdie on first extra hole|
|25||1981||Coca-Cola Classic||23x15px Alice Ritzman||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
|26||1982||United Virginia Bank Classic||23x15px Sally Little||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|27||1983||Rochester International||Template:Country data JPN Ayako Okamoto, 23x15px Donna White||Okamoto won with birdie on third extra hole|
|28||1984||Rochester International||23x15px Rosie Jones||Won with par on first extra hole|
- 1962 Haig & Haig Scotch Foursome (with Mason Rudolph)
- 1966 Lagunita Invitational
- 1967 Ladies World Series of Golf
- 1968 Ladies World Series of Golf
- 1971 LPGA Four-Ball Championship (with Judy Kimball)
- 1975 Colgate Triple Crown
- 1978 Ping Classic Team Championship (with Donna Caponi)
- 1980 Portland Ping Team Championship (with Donna Caponi)
- 1981 Portland Ping Team Championship (with Donna Caponi)
- 1984 Irish Ladies' Open (Ladies European Tour)
|1965||Titleholders Championship||−1 (71-71-74-71=287)||10 strokes||Peggy Wilson|
|1966||Titleholders Championship||+3 (74-70-74-73=291)||2 strokes||Judy Kimball-Simon, Mary Mills|
|1967||LPGA Championship||−8 (69-74-72-69=284)||1 stroke||Shirley Englehorn|
|1967||Women's Western Open||−11 (71-74-73-71=289)||3 strokes||Sandra Haynie|
|1971||Eve-LPGA Championship||−4 (71-73-70-74=288)||3 strokes||Kathy Ahern|
|1975||LPGA Championship||−4 (70-70-75-73=288)||1 stroke||Sandra Haynie|
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- Sirak, Ron (July 6, 2009). "A Legend Like No Other". Golf Digest. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
- Kalb, Elliott (2006). Who's Better, Who's Best in Golf?. McGraw-Hill. p. 121. ISBN 0-07-146977-X.
- Kalb, p. 122.
- Hickok, Ralph (1995). A Who's Who of Sports Champions. Houghton Mifflin. p. 838. ISBN 0-395-73312-X.
- "World Golf Hall of Fame Profile: Kathy Whitworth". World Golf Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 15, 2007.
- Garrity, John (November 26, 1990). "Side By Side By Solheim". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 24, 2011.
- "Kathy Whitworth wins Orange Blossom Classic". The Day. Associated Press. March 4, 1974. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- Kathy Whitworth at the LPGA Tour official site
- Kathy Whitworth at the Legends Tour official site
- Kathy Whitworth bio at about.com