Kathy Whitworth, the winningest golfer in history, has died at the age of 83. Check out Kathy Whitworth cause of death and net worth here.
Kathy Whitworth : Death | Cause of death | Net worth
Kathrynne Ann Whitworth was an American professional golfer.
|Full name||Kathrynne Ann Whitworth|
|Born||September 27, 1939
|Died||December 24, 2022 (aged 83)
Flower Mound, Texas
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Sporting nationality||United States|
During her playing career she won 88 LPGA Tour tournaments, more than anyone else on the LPGA or PGA Tours. Whitworth was also a runner-up 93 times giving her 181 top-two finishes.
In 1981, she became the first woman to reach career earnings of $1 million on the LPGA Tour. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Kathy Whitworth death
Kathy Whitworth – the professional golfer with the most trophies – has died aged 83, America’s Ladies Professional Golf Association has said.
“Her 88 LPGA victories are the most ever on a professional tour,” it said.
The Texan took six more trophies than her rival Mary Kathryn “Mickey” Wright, as well as men’s game joint record-holders Sam Snead and Tiger Woods.
She died suddenly on Saturday night while celebrating Christmas Eve with family and friends, her partner said.
“Kathy left this world the way she lived her life, loving, laughing and creating memories,” said Bettye Odle without providing any further details.
Whitworth won six majors during her decades-long career, and came very close, being a runner-up in 1971, to winning the US Women’s Open – the most prestigious trophy.
In 1981, she became the first woman to earn $1m (£829,000) on the LPGA tour.
“I would have swapped being the first to make a million for winning the Open, but it was a consolation which took some of the sting out of not winning,” she said at the time.
Her last professional title was in 1985 – 23 years after she triumphed for the first time.
Paying tributes, LPGA commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan said Whitworth was “one of the most incredible women”.
“Kathy was a champion in the truest sense of the word, both on the golf course and off,” she said in a statement.
Kathy Whitworth cause of death
The statement provided to the LPGA reads, “It is with a heart full of love that we let everyone know of the passing of the winningest Golf Professional ever, Kathy Whitworth.
Kathy passed suddenly Saturday night celebrating Christmas Eve with family and friends. Kathy left this world the way she lived her life, loving, laughing and creating memories.”
Kathy’s cause of death has not been provided at this time. LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan also made a statement in honor of Kathy’s memory, which read, “The golf world and the world in general lost one of its most incredible women with the passing of Kathy Whitworth. Kathy was a champion in the truest sense of the word, both on the golf course and off.”
The statement continued, “In the short time I spent with Kathy, I was truly blown away by her and her approach to the game and to life.
Her strength, insightfulness and vibrancy were obvious from the minute you met her! She inspired me as a young girl and now as the commissioner and I know she did the same for so many others. We all mourn with Bettye, her family and the entire golf world.”
Kathy Whitworth has a net worth of $200,000 when she died.
Most of the earnings were from her career.
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