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Kathy Whitworth Dead: Hey guys today I am going to share a shocking news about a famous American  Golfer Kathy Whitworth who won on the LPGA Tour for nearly a quarter-century The winningest golfer in history, Kathy Whitworth, died at the age of 83,  on Christmas Eve 25/12, 2022, Many of viewers not known much more about Golf But It is a intersting game the Women Professional Golf Association announced the saddening piece of news offically,  tributary posts and condolence messages have scattered in for the woman. Her Death confirmed by her longtime partner Bettye Odle said that Whitworth died all of a sudden on Saturday night while she was celebrating Christmas Eve with friends and family. Whitworth, the first woman golfer to earn $1 million, was 83. The cause of her death has not been made official, as of now.

Kathy Whitworth Dead

Odle released a statement saying that Kathy died at the age of 83. died on Christmas Eve 25/12, 2022. the same way she had lived her life: laughing, making memories and laughing. She did not disclose her cause of death. Mollie Marcoux Samaan, LGPA Commissioner, stated that Kathy was a true champion on and off the course.

Kathy Whitworth Dead

Mollie added that Mollie was truly amazed by Mollie’s approach to the game, as well as her outlook on life. She said that she was also blown away at her strength, vibrancy and insight from the moment she met her. She said that Kathy inspired her as a young girl, and that as the commissioner she is the same. Mollie added that we all grieve with Bettye and her family as well as the entire golf community.

Who Was Kathy Whitworth?

Kathy Whitworth, one of the LPGA Tour’s greatest winners, died suddenly on Christmas Eve. She was 83 years old and was a member of The World Golf Hall of Fame. She had won 88 titles during her career. She was born in Monahans Texas and began playing golf when she was nine years old. When she was 15, she was the top junior player in Texas. She won the Kelly Girls Open in Ellicott City (Maryland) in 1962.

She six more than Sam Snead or Tiger Woods. Whitworth was the first LPGA golfer to earn more than $1 million in 1981. A year later, she was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Kathy was the LGPA player-of-the-year seven times in an eight year span (1966-1973).

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She won six major championships during her professional career and was the first female winner of a million dollars on LPGA Tour. She was also the Vare Trophy winner for the lowest scoring average seven times. Whitworth was a great golfer, despite a poor start to her career. She joined the LPGA Tour at 18 years of age. She was subsidized by her father for three years, receiving $5,000 per year from him. During her rookie season on the tour, Whitworth was a runner-up in five tournaments. By the end of the year, however, she was a winner in eight events.

The next year, she won eight more events. She also won the Phoenix Thunderbird Open and the United Virginia Bank Classic in 1985. These were the last two titles of her career. When she was 16 years old, she won the New Mexico Women’s Amateur. It was at this time that she met Hardy Loudermilk, who had just started working as a professional golfer. Loudermilk introduced her to Harvey Penick, who would be her instructor for the rest of her career.

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