Kathy Whitworth, the golfer with the most wins in history, passed away at the age of 83.
The Ladies Professional Golf Association reported on Sunday that Kathy Whitworth, the golfer with the most career victories, had passed away at the age of 83.
Longtime lover Bettye Odle confirmed that Whitworth died unexpectedly on Christmas Eve when she was visiting family and friends. “Kathy left this world the way she lived it, loving, laughing, and creating memories,” Odle added. Odle didn’t say anything about what caused the death.
Once, Whitworth said she didn’t care about breaking records, even though she was the most “winningest” golfer in history.
“I don’t think about what 88 tournaments will mean in the long run,” she said. “I did it because I wanted to win, not to set a record or a goal that no one else could beat. I’m not a very strange person. I just got lucky that I was so successful. I’m not a better person because of what I did to become a better player.
“When people ask me how I want to be remembered, I tell them that if they remember me at all, that’s fine with me.”
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Who Is Kathy Whitworth’s Husband?
Despite the fact that Kathy Whitworth had never been married, she had been in a committed relationship with her partner Bettye Odle for a very long time. As far as we know, her death was confirmed by him. Not much information is known about Odle.
Know About Kathy Whitworth’s Legendary Career
Kathrynne Ann Whitworth was an American professional golfer. During her career, she won 88 LPGA Tour tournaments, more than any other player on the LPGA Tour. In 1981, she was the first woman to earn $1 million on the LPGA Tour. She’s a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
The Kelly Girls Open was the first tournament that Whitworth won, and she won it in 1962. She won six major championships in all. She won the Vare Trophy for the best scoring average by an LPGA Tour player a record seven times between 1965 and 1972. In 1975, she was honored with the World Golf Hall of Fame. In 1965 and 1967, the Associated Press named her Female Athlete of the Year.
During the celebration of the 100th anniversary of golf in America in 1988, Golf Magazine named her “Golfer of the Decade” for the years 1968–1977. The Golf Writers Association of America gave her the William Richardson Award in 1985 for her many great contributions to golf.
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What Is Kathy Whitworth’s Net Worth?
It is estimated that Kathy Whitworth had a net worth of $3 million-$5 million. The fact that Kathy has been a golfer for more than half a century makes her one of the athletes with the longest careers in the sport’s history. Kathy is the only person who owns her published book, which is named “Kathy Whitworth’s Little Book of Golf Wisdom.”