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Betsy King (born August 13, 1955) is an American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
in 1977 and won six major championships and 34 LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
victories in all.

Contents

1 Career 2 Professional wins (39)

2.1 LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
(34) 2.2 Ladies European Tour (1) 2.3 LPGA of Japan
Japan
Tour (1) 2.4 Legends Tour (1) 2.5 Other (3)

3 Major championships

3.1 Wins (6) 3.2 Results timeline 3.3 Summary

4 Team appearances 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Career[edit] King was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. King graduated from Exeter Township High School in 1973. She played collegiately at Furman University, and was on the 1976 national championship team that included future LPGA players Beth Daniel, Sherri Turner and Cindy Ferro. King was low amateur at the 1976 U.S. Women's Open, then joined the LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
in 1977. She won her first tournament at the 1984 Women's Kemper Open. She won three titles in 1984, and added 21 top-10 finishes to earn LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
Player of the Year honors. From 1984 through 1989, King won a total of 20 LPGA events, more wins than any other golfer in the world, male or female, during that time period.[1] After that first win in 1984, King won at least once each of the next 10 years, with a high of six victories in 1989. She finished in the top-10 on the money list every year from 1985–95, and again in 1997. Along the way, King was named Player of the Year three times, won two scoring titles and three money titles. In 1993 she won a scoring title and the money title, but only one tournament. She finished second five times, including at two majors. She averaged a major a year from 1987 to 1992, then won a sixth major in 1997. The last of her 34 LPGA wins came in 2001. With her 30th win in 1995, she gained entry into the World Golf
Golf
Hall of Fame.[1] From 1996 to 2004, there was an event on Tour, the Wachovia LPGA Classic, hosted by King. She was also a worker for charitable causes, organizing Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
house building projects and working in former Soviet bloc countries with orphan relief agencies. She played for the United States
United States
in the Solheim Cup
Solheim Cup
five times (1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998) and was the captain of the 2007 United States
United States
team. She led the team to a 16-12 win over Europe in the 2007 Solheim Cup
Solheim Cup
held in Halmstad, Sweden
Halmstad, Sweden
between 14 and 16 September 2007. In 2001, King was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Professional wins (39)[edit] LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
(34)[edit]

Legend

LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
major championships (6)

Other LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
(26)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up

1 Mar 25, 1984 Women's Kemper Open −9 (71-72-73-73=289) 3 strokes Pat Bradley

2 Apr 29, 1984 Freedom/Orlando Classic −14 (69-67-66=202) 2 strokes Alice Miller

3 Aug 26, 1984 Columbia Savings Classic −7 (72-70-67-72=281) 1 stroke Muffin Spencer-Devlin

4 Mar 3, 1985 Samaritan Turquoise Classic −8 (69-68-72-71=280) Playoff Patty Sheehan

5 Sep 2, 1985 Rail Charity Classic −11 (65-73-67=205) 2 strokes Janet Anderson

6 Aug 10, 1986 Henredon Classic −11 (70-67-70-70=277) Playoff JoAnne Carner

7 Sep 1, 1986 Rail Charity Classic −11 (70-72-63=205) Playoff Cathy Gerring Alice Ritzman

8 Mar 22, 1987 Circle K Tucson Open −7 (70-71-72-68=281) 2 strokes Jan Stephenson

9 Apr 5, 1987 Nabisco Dinah Shore −5 (68-75-72-68=283) Playoff Patty Sheehan

10 Jun 7, 1987 McDonald's Championship −6 (72-68-71-67=278) 2 strokes Ayako Okamoto

11 Aug 23, 1987 Atlantic City LPGA Classic −6 (70-71-66=207) 3 strokes Nancy Lopez

12 Mar 6, 1988 Women's Kemper Open −8 (73-72-66-69=280) 1 stroke Beth Daniel

13 Sep 5, 1988 Rail Charity Golf
Golf
Classic −9 (68-68-71=207) 2 strokes Margaret Ward

14 Sep 11, 1988 Cellular One-Ping Golf
Golf
Championship −3 (71-70-72=213) 1 stroke Colleen Walker

15 Jan 15, 1989 The Jamaica Classic −11 (64-68-70=202) 1 stroke Nancy Lopez

16 Feb 26, 1989 Women's Kemper Open −14 (63-72-67=202) 2 strokes Jane Geddes

17 Apr 23, 1989 USX Golf
Golf
Classic −13 (67-70-72-66=275) Playoff Lynn Adams

18 Jun 25, 1989 McDonald's Championship −16 (69-65-71-67=272) 2 strokes Pat Bradley Shirley Furlong

19 Jul 16, 1989 U.S. Women's Open −6 (67-71-72-68=278) 4 strokes Nancy Lopez

20 Aug 27, 1989 Nestle World Championship −13 (66-71-70-68=275) 1 stroke Pat Bradley Patty Sheehan

21 Apr 1, 1990 Nabisco Dinah Shore −5 (69-70-69-75=283) 2 strokes Shirley Furlong Kathy Postlewait

22 Jul 15, 1990 U.S. Women's Open −4 (72-71-71-70=284) 1 stroke Patty Sheehan

23 Aug 19, 1990 JAL Big Apple Classic −15 (75-67-63-68=273) 3 strokes Beth Daniel

24 May 26, 1991 LPGA Corning Classic −15 (69-73-65-66=273) 6 strokes Deb Richard

25 Jul 21, 1991 JAL Big Apple Classic −9 (73-66-67-73=279) 1 stroke Ayako Okamoto

26 May 17, 1992 Mazda LPGA Championship −17 (68-66-67-66=267) 11 strokes JoAnne Carner Liselotte Neumann Karen Noble

27 Jul 12, 1992 The Phar-Mor in Youngstown −7 (71-67-71=209) Playoff Donna Andrews Beth Daniel Meg Mallon

28 Nov 8, 1992 Mazda Japan
Japan
Classic −11 (66-72-67=205) Playoff Helen Alfredsson

29 Nov 7, 1993 Toray Japan
Japan
Queens Cup −11 (68-70-67=205) 1 stroke Jane Geddes

30 Jun 25, 1995 ShopRite LPGA Classic −9 (66-71-67=204) 2 strokes Beth Daniel Rosie Jones

31 Mar 30, 1997 Nabisco Dinah Shore −12 (71-67-67-71=276) 2 strokes Kris Tschetter

32 Feb 19, 2000 Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open −12 (67-67-70=204) 2 strokes Brandie Burton

33 May 28, 2000 LPGA Corning Classic −12 (69-68-69-70=276) Playoff Vicki Goetze-Ackerman Kelli Kuehne

34 Jul 1, 2001 ShopRite LPGA Classic −12 (65-69-67=201) 2 strokes Lorie Kane

LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
playoff record (8–6)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result

1 1979 Wheeling Classic Debbie Massey Lost to par on first extra hole

2 1985 Samaritan Turquoise Classic Patty Sheehan Won with eagle on first extra hole

3 1986 Henredon Classic JoAnne Carner Won with par on second extra hole

4 1986 Rail Charity Classic Cathy Gerring Alice Ritzman Won with birdie on second extra hole

5 1986 Konica San Jose Classic Amy Alcott Ayako Okamoto Patty Sheehan Sheehan won with birdie on first extra hole

6 1987 Mazda Classic Kathy Postlewait Lost to par on first extra hole

7 1987 Nabisco Dinah Shore Patty Sheehan Won with par on second extra hole

8 1988 Crestar Classic Juli Inkster Rosie Jones Nancy Lopez Inkster won with eagle on first extra hole

9 1989 USX Golf
Golf
Classic Lynn Adams Won with birdie on first extra hole

10 1992 The Phar-Mor in Youngstown Donna Andrews Beth Daniel Meg Mallon Won with birdie on first extra hole

11 1992 Mazda Japan
Japan
Classic Helen Alfredsson Won with birdie on fourth extra hole

12 1993 du Maurier Ltd. Classic Brandie Burton Lost to birdie on first extra hole

13 1994 Toray Japan
Japan
Queens Cup Woo-Soon Ko Lost to par on first extra hole

14 2000 LPGA Corning Classic Vicki Goetze-Ackerman Kelli Kuehne Won with birdie on second extra hole

LPGA majors are shown in bold. Ladies European Tour (1)[edit]

1985 Ladies British Open

Note: King won the Ladies British Open (now known as the Women's British Open) before it became a major championship.

LPGA of Japan
Japan
Tour (1)[edit]

1981 Itsuki-Ajinomoto Charity Classic

Legends Tour (1)[edit]

2013 Fry's Desert Golf
Golf
Classic (with Jane Crafter)

Other (3)[edit]

1990 Itoman LPGA World Match Play Championship 1993 JCPenney/LPGA Skins Game

Major championships[edit] Wins (6)[edit]

Year championship Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up

1987 Nabisco Dinah Shore −5 (68-75-72-68=283) Playoff1 Patty Sheehan

1989 U.S. Women's Open −4 (67-71-72-68=278) 4 stroke Nancy Lopez

1990 Nabisco Dinah Shore −5 (69-70-69-75=283) 2 strokes Shirley Furlong, Kathy Postlewait

1990 U.S. Women's Open −4 (72-71-71-70=284) 1 stroke Patty Sheehan

1992 Mazda LPGA Championship −17 (68-66-67-66=267) 11 strokes JoAnne Carner, Liselotte Neumann, Karen Noble

1997 Nabisco Dinah Shore −12 (71-67-67-71=276) 2 strokes Kris Tschetter

1 Won on second extra hole with a par Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980

LPGA Championship DNP DNP T49 CUT T27

U.S. Women's Open T8 CUT T20 CUT CUT

du Maurier Classic ... ... ... T26 DNP

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

Kraft Nabisco Championship ... ... T52 T24 T7 4 1 T35 T4 1

LPGA Championship T38 T21 T11 T7 T44 CUT 2 T24 T8 T5

U.S. Women's Open T21 T25 T32 T5 T8 T3 T4 T12 1 1

du Maurier Classic T38 T12 T25 3 CUT T3 7 T19 T2 T10

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

Kraft Nabisco Championship T11 56 T2 T48 T11 CUT 1 T61 77 CUT

LPGA Championship 7 1 T4 T17 T11 T14 T53 T37 T69 T23

U.S. Women's Open T28 T16 T7 T6 T3 CUT T28 CUT T47 T46

du Maurier Classic T6 T28 2 T4 T5 CUT T3 3 DNP T23

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Kraft Nabisco Championship 74 T36 T28 T58 T62 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

LPGA Championship T54 T47 CUT T17 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

U.S. Women's Open CUT CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT

Women's British Open
Women's British Open
^ DNP 59 CUT T60 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

^ The Women's British Open
Women's British Open
replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001. DNP = did not play. CUT = missed the half-way cut. "T" = tied WD = withdrew DQ = disqualified Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish. Summary[edit]

Starts – 106 Wins – 6 2nd-place finishes – 4 3rd-place finishes – 6 Top 3 finishes – 16 Top 5 finishes – 24 Top 10 finishes – 35 Top 25 finishes – 55 Missed cuts – 19 Most consecutive cuts made – 38 Longest streak of top-10s – 8

Team appearances[edit] Professional

Solheim Cup
Solheim Cup
(representing the United States): 1990 (winners), 1992, 1994 (winners), 1996 (winners), 1998 (winners) Handa Cup (representing the United States): 2012 (tie, Cup retained), 2013

See also[edit]

List of golfers with most LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
wins List of golfers with most LPGA major championship wins

References[edit]

^ a b Betsy King at about.com

External links[edit]

Betsy King at the LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
official site Betsy King at the Legends Tour official site Betsy King bio at about.com National Polish-American Sports HOF profile

Betsy King in the major championships

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Dinah Shore/Kraft Nabisco Championship/ ANA Inspiration
ANA Inspiration
champions

1983 Amy Alcott 1984 Juli Inkster† 1985 Alice Miller 1986 Pat Bradley‡ 1987 Betsy King‡ 1988 Amy Alcott 1989 Juli Inkster‡ 1990 Betsy King† 1991 Amy Alcott‡ 1992 Dottie Mochrie† 1993 Helen Alfredsson 1994 Donna Andrews 1995 Nanci Bowen 1996 Patty Sheehan 1997 Betsy King 1998 Pat Hurst‡ 1999 Dottie Pepper 2000 Karrie Webb‡ 2001 Annika Sörenstam 2002 Annika Sörenstam 2003 Patricia Meunier-Lebouc 2004 Grace Park 2005 Annika Sörenstam 2006 Karrie Webb† 2007 Morgan Pressel 2008 Lorena Ochoa 2009 Brittany Lincicome 2010 Yani Tseng 2011 Stacy Lewis 2012 Yoo Sun-young† 2013 Inbee Park 2014 Lexi Thompson 2015 Brittany Lincicome 2016 Lydia Ko 2017 Ryu So-yeon† 2018 Pernilla Lindberg

† event won in a playoff; ‡ event won wire-to-wire

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Women's PGA Championship
Women's PGA Championship
champions

1955 Beverly Hanson‡ 1956 Marlene Hagge† 1957 Louise Suggs 1958 Mickey Wright‡ 1959 Betsy Rawls 1960 Mickey Wright 1961 Mickey Wright‡ 1962 Judy Kimball‡ 1963 Mickey Wright 1964 Mary Mills 1965 Sandra Haynie 1966 Gloria Ehret 1967‡ Kathy Whitworth‡ 1968 Sandra Post†‡ 1969 Betsy Rawls 1970 Shirley Englehorn† 1971 Kathy Whitworth 1972 Kathy Ahern 1973 Mary Mills 1974 Sandra Haynie 1975 Kathy Whitworth 1976 Betty Burfeindt 1977 Hisako Higuchi 1978 Nancy Lopez 1979 Donna Caponi 1980 Sally Little 1981 Donna Caponi 1982 Jan Stephenson‡ 1983 Patty Sheehan 1984 Patty Sheehan 1985 Nancy Lopez‡ 1986 Pat Bradley 1987 Jane Geddes 1988 Sherri Turner 1989 Nancy Lopez 1990 Beth Daniel 1991 Meg Mallon 1992 Betsy King‡ 1993 Patty Sheehan 1994 Laura Davies 1995 Kelly Robbins 1996 Laura Davies 1997 Christa Johnson† 1998 Se-ri Pak‡ 1999 Juli Inkster 2000 Juli Inkster† 2001 Karrie Webb 2002 Se-ri Pak 2003 Annika Sörenstam† 2004 Annika Sörenstam 2005 Annika Sörenstam 2006 Se-ri Pak† 2007 Suzann Pettersen 2008 Yani Tseng† 2009 Anna Nordqvist 2010 Cristie Kerr‡ 2011 Yani Tseng‡ 2012 Shanshan Feng 2013 Inbee Park† 2014 Inbee Park† 2015 Inbee Park 2016 Brooke Henderson† 2017 Danielle Kang

† event won in a playoff; ‡ event won wire-to-wire

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U.S. Women's Open
U.S. Women's Open
champions

1946 Patty Berg∞ 1947 Betty Jameson 1948 Babe Zaharias 1949 Louise Suggs 1950 Babe Zaharias 1951 Betsy Rawls 1952 Louise Suggs 1953 Betsy Rawls† 1954 Babe Zaharias‡ 1955 Fay Crocker‡ 1956 Kathy Cornelius† 1957 Betsy Rawls 1958 Mickey Wright‡ 1959 Mickey Wright 1960 Betsy Rawls 1961 Mickey Wright 1962 Murle Lindstrom 1963 Mary Mills‡ 1964 Mickey Wright† 1965 Carol Mann 1966 Sandra Spuzich 1967 Catherine LaCoste‡# 1968 Susie Berning‡ 1969 Donna Caponi 1970 Donna Caponi‡ 1971 JoAnne Carner‡ 1972 Susie Berning 1973 Susie Berning 1974 Sandra Haynie 1975 Sandra Palmer 1976 JoAnne Carner† 1977 Hollis Stacy 1978 Hollis Stacy 1979 Jerilyn Britz 1980 Amy Alcott 1981 Pat Bradley 1982 Janet Alex 1983 Jan Stephenson 1984 Hollis Stacy 1985 Kathy Baker 1986 Jane Geddes† 1987 Laura Davies† 1988 Liselotte Neumann 1989 Betsy King 1990 Betsy King 1991 Meg Mallon 1992 Patty Sheehan† 1993 Lauri Merten 1994 Patty Sheehan 1995 Annika Sörenstam 1996 Annika Sörenstam 1997 Alison Nicholas 1998 Pak Se-ri† 1999 Juli Inkster 2000 Karrie Webb 2001 Karrie Webb 2002 Juli Inkster 2003 Hilary Lunke† 2004 Meg Mallon 2005 Birdie Kim 2006 Annika Sörenstam† 2007 Cristie Kerr 2008 Inbee Park 2009 Ji Eun-hee 2010 Paula Creamer 2011 Ryu So-yeon† 2012 Choi Na-yeon 2013 Inbee Park 2014 Michelle Wie 2015 Chun In-gee 2016 Brittany Lang† 2017 Park Sung-hyun

† event won in a playoff; ‡ winner held lead wire-to-wire; # event won by an amateur; ∞ event won in match-play

Betsie King in the Solheim Cup

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United States
United States
Solheim Cup
Solheim Cup
team – 1990

Pat Bradley Beth Daniel Cathy Gerring Rosie Jones Betsy King Nancy Lopez Dottie Mochrie Patty Sheehan

Kathy Whitworth (non-playing captain)

Won: 11.5 – 4.5

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United States
United States
Solheim Cup
Solheim Cup
team – 1992

Danielle Ammaccapane Pat Bradley Brandie Burton Beth Daniel Juli Inkster Betsy King Meg Mallon Dottie Mochrie Deb Richard Patty Sheehan

Kathy Whitworth (non-playing captain)

Lost: 6.5 – 11.5

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United States
United States
Solheim Cup
Solheim Cup
team – 1994

Donna Andrews Brandie Burton Beth Daniel Tammie Green Betsy King Meg Mallon Dottie Mochrie Kelly Robbins Patty Sheehan Sherri Steinhauer

JoAnne Carner (non-playing captain)

Won: 13 – 7

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United States
United States
Solheim Cup
Solheim Cup
team – 1996

Pat Bradley Brandie Burton Beth Daniel Jane Geddes Rosie Jones Betsy King Meg Mallon Michelle McGann Dottie Pepper Kelly Robbins Patty Sheehan Val Skinner

Judy Rankin (non-playing captain)

Won: 17 – 11

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United States
United States
Solheim Cup
Solheim Cup
team – 1998

Donna Andrews Brandie Burton Tammie Green Pat Hurst Juli Inkster Christa Johnson Rosie Jones Betsy King Meg Mallon Dottie Pepper Kelly Robbins Sherri Steinhauer

Judy Rankin (non-playing captain)

Won: 16 – 12

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United States
United States
Solheim Cup
Solheim Cup
team – 2007

Nicole Castrale Paula Creamer Laura Diaz Natalie Gulbis Pat Hurst Juli Inkster Cristie Kerr Brittany Lincicome Stacy Prammanasudh Morgan Pressel Angela Stanford Sherri Steinhauer

Betsy King (non-playing captain) Beth Daniel
Beth Daniel
(non-playing assistant captain)

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