Kathy Whitworth was born in Monahans, Texas, and raised in Jal, New Mexico, near the Texas border, where her family owned a hardware store and her father, Morris, was elected mayor three times. She took up golf at age 15 when the friends she played tennis with wanted to give it a try.
Whitworth died suddenly on Dec. 24, 2022, with family and friends. She was 83.
Whitworth won 88 titles on the LPGA, six more professional titles than Mickey Wright, Sam Snead and Tiger Woods.
Here’s a look at some moments from one of the most illustrious careers in professional golf history.
Volunteers Of America North Texas Shootout – Final Round
1977 Dinah Shore