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A native of San Diego, Mickey Wright was one of the greatest — if not the greatest — female golfers ever. Among her 82 tournament wins were four U.S. Women’s Open Championships and four LPGA Championships. Wright was also instrumental in the growth of the Ladies Professional Golf Association and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
At age 27, Wright at one point held all four major titles of the LPGA, the only player to accomplish that feat.
Wright, who held the LPGA presidency for two years, was also the recipient of the 2010 Bob Jones Award, which annually recognizes distinguished sportsmanship in golf.
She retired after the 1969 season but came back in 1973 to win the Colgate Dinah Shore Championship. More importantly, Wright paved the way for the great women players who have followed her.