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 million

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.