Kathy Whitworth, Winningest
Golfer on Record, Dies at 83
Kathy Whitworth set a benchmark in golf
that no one has touched, whether or not it became Sam Snead
Tiger Woods, Mickey Wright or
Annika Sorenstam. Her 88 wins
the most of her using any
player in a single expert outing.
Whitworth, whose LPGA tour victories
spanned nearly a quarter century and who became the first woman to earn $1 milli
for her LPGA career, died on
Christmas Eve, her former partner said. She turned eighty-three.
Bettye Odle did not divulge the
reason for the loss of her life, she only announced that Whitworth died suddenly
aturday night while she was
celebrating with her family and friends.
Kathy left this world the way she lived her life: loving,
laughing and making memories," Odle said in a statement released with the support of the LPGA tour.
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