14 Facts About Mickey Wright


Mary Kathryn "Mickey" Wright was an American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour.

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Mickey Wright became a member of the tour in 1955 and won 82 LPGA Tour career events including 13 major championships.

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Mickey Wright is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Mickey Wright attended Stanford University and played for its golf team, but left before graduation.

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Mickey Wright lost in the final of the 1954 US Women's Amateur, won the 1954 World Amateur Championship, and turned professional later in 1954.

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Mickey Wright won 82 events on the LPGA Tour, which puts her second on the all-time win list behind Kathy Whitworth, who won 88 times.

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Mickey Wright topped the LPGA money list for four consecutive seasons from 1961 to 1964 and made the top ten on the list thirteen times in total between 1956 and 1969.

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Mickey Wright won at least one LPGA title for 14 straight seasons, from 1956 to 1969.

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Mickey Wright retired from full-time golf at age 34 in 1969, because of problems with her feet, but did compete occasionally after that.

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Mickey Wright won 13 majors between 1958 and 1966, and she is the only player in LPGA Tour history to hold all four major titles at the same time.

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Mickey Wright lived in Port St Lucie, Florida, and played recreational golf occasionally.

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Mickey Wright died on February 17,2020, from a heart attack at the age of 85.

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In 2000, Mickey Wright was ranked as the ninth greatest golfer of all time, and the top woman golfer, by Golf Digest magazine.

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Mickey Wright was inducted into the PGA of America Hall of Fame in 2017.

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