Golfer Kathy Whitworth dies, with document of victories within the skilled circuit
American golfer Kathy Whitworth handed away at 83 on Christmas Eveas reported by the ‘Girls Skilled Golf Affiliation’ (LPGA), a corporation that revealed the phrases of his accomplice, Bettye Odle, saying the dying.
“It’s with a loving coronary heart that we inform everybody of the passing of the winningest golfer in historical past, Kathy Whitworth. He handed away all of the sudden on Saturday evening whereas celebrating Christmas Eve with household and buddies.. Kathy left this world the best way she lived her life, loving, laughing and making reminiscences,” Bettye Odle stated in an announcement launched by the LPGA.
Whitworth owns the document of victories in the identical skilled circuit with a complete of 88 victoriesa document that has not been reached within the males’s circuit both. Tiger Woods is the one energetic golfer to come back near the mark, with 82 wins.
“The world of golf and the world on the whole misplaced one among its most unimaginable ladies”
Moreover, she was the primary lady to surpass $1 million in prize cash on the LPGA Tour. In whole, he earned greater than $1.7 million in his profession. The participant, born in 1939 in Monahan, lifted her first title in 1962, celebrating a complete of six majors all through her profession. A profession so profitable that it allowed him to enter the Golf Corridor of Fame in 1982.
“The world of golf and the world on the whole misplaced one among its most unimaginable ladies. Kathy was a champion within the truest sense of the phrase, each on and off the course. Within the quick time I spent with Kathy, I actually stayed together with her. impressed by her and her strategy to sport and life, she was my inspiration as a baby and now as a commissioner and I do know she did the identical for a lot of others. All of us cried with Bettye, her household and all the golf world.”stated LPGA commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan.