Is Mickey Wright the greatest LPGA player ever?

Is Mickey Wright the greatest LPGA player ever?

Mickey Wright was one of the early superstars on the LPGA Tour and, many still argue, its greatest player. Nickname: Mickey, of course. Her given name is Mary Kathryn Wright. U.S. Women’s Open: 1958, 1959, 1961, 1964 LPGA Championship: 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963 Western Open: 1962, 1963, 1966 Titleholders: 1961, 1962 Member, World Golf Hall of Fame

Is Mickey Wright on golf’s Mount Rushmore?

Mickey Wright, the 13-time major champion and winner of 82 LPGA Tour events died in Florida on Monday at the the age of 85. The golf world mourned the loss on social media, with our own Michael Bamberger writing that she belongs on golf’s Mount Rushmore:

How many tournaments has Mickey Wright won in her career?

By 1961, she was such a star that she already had a tournament named after her – the Mickey Wright Invitational, which she won. Wright won 10 or more tournaments every year from 1961 (when she won three of the four majors) through 1964. That included 13 wins in 1963.

What happened to Mickey Wright’s belongings?

“It was a lot to walk into,” said museum curator Rosemary Maravetz. Three USGA colleagues carefully sorted through the possessions of Wright and her longtime companion Peggy Wilson, a former LPGA player who now resides in an assisted living facility. Mickey Wright artifacts as seen at USGA Museum on October 19, 2020.