Kathy Whitworth (September 27, 1939 - December 24, 2022) was born in Monahans, Texas and raised in Jal, New Mexico, near the Texas border. During the 60s and 70s, Whitworth completely dominated the golf village to become the greatest female golfer in history.
Join Vietnam Golf Magazine to look back at the best images of the legendary Kathy Whitworth during her journey to pursue a career in golf. Kathy Whitworth, the legend with the most wins in professional golf history, died suddenly on Christmas Eve with family and friends at the age of 83. Kathy Whitworth competed on the LPGA Tour for 32 years, during which time she earned just $1.7 million. May 3, 2015: Korean golfers Inbee Park and Kathy Whitworth pose for a photo with the trophy after Park won the Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout 2015 at Las Colinas Country Club. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) 2012: From left, Amy Alcott, Kathy Whitworth, Betsy King and Pat Bradley hold a press conference during the second round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. 2012: Pat Bradley chairs a discussion with Betsy King and Kathy Whitworth (far left) during a press conference at the Kraft Nabisco event. 2012: Esther Lee and Kathy Whitworth leave the 18th green on Tuesday after the Fresh and Easy-Kraft Foods Legacy Junior Challenge at the Kraft Nabisco Championship 2013: LPGA Hall of Famer Kathy Whitworth, 2013 Junior Solheim Cup captain, inspects the field on Wednesday before the 2012 Wyndham Cup Foursomes at Bay Hill Club, Orlando, Fla. 1995: Two late legends Mickey Wright and Kathy Whitworth. Kathy Whitworth calculates the ball to prepare for the putt, photo taken in 1990. 1990: Kathy Whitworth, Captain of the United States, holds up the trophy after the home team beat Europe at the 1990 Solheim Cup at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club July 27, 1983: Kathy Whitworth tracks the flight path of her sixth tee during practice round at 1983 U.S. Women's Open at Cedar Ridge Country Club, July 27, 1983. Whitworth, the most winning female golfer in history, has never won the US Women's Open title. July 23, 1981: Kathy Whitworth waves to the audience after a birdie putt on the 9th hole in the first round of the 1981 U.S. Women's Open. Whitworth took the top spot in the opening round with 69 (-3). July 24, 1981: Kathy Whitworth considers the ball from the bunker on hole 5, round 2 of U.S. Women's Open 1981. Whitworth had a total score of 139 after two days of competition, allowing her to share the lead with Bonnie Lauer. July 25, 1981: Kathy Whitworth smiles after sinking a birdie putt on the last hole of the third round of the U.S. Championship. Women's Open at Lagrange Court. An impressive scoring phase helped her rise to the top after 54 holes with a total score of 210. 1981: Kathy Whitworth celebrates winning the 1981 Coca-Cola Classic LPGA Championship at Ridgewood Country Club, New Jersey. 1977: Dinah Shore and Colgate Palmolive President David Foster presents a first-class check for $36,000 to tournament winner Kathy Whitworth in 1977. (Image: Desert Sun) July 23, 1977: Kathy Whitworth (right) momentarily looks away from the game as she waits to hit her second shot at the U.S. Women's Open, Hazeltine National Golf Course, Chaska, Minn. On the left is Golfer Nancy Lopez. 1975: Kathy Whitworth wins 88 LPGA events, more than any other golfer on both the LPGA and the PGA Tours. In 1981, she became the first woman to earn more than $1 million on the LPGA Tour. (Image: Getty Image) July 3, 1970: Kathy Whitworth looks after Caddie after her first round in the U.S. Women's Open Golf Tourney. That year, Whitworth was the highest earner in women's professional golf. Her Caddy's name was not disclosed. July 3, 1968: Kathy Whitworth (right) and Carol Mann (left) go to the beauty salon after practice rounds at the U.S Women's Open in Moselem Springs CC. Kathy Whitworth at the 1967 LPGA Midwest Open in Columbus, Ohio.