Kathy Whitworth (born September 27, 1939) is an American professional golfer. Throughout her playing career she won 88 LPGA Tour tournaments, more than anyone else has won on either the LPGA Tour or the PGA Tour. In 1981 she became the first woman to reach career earnings of $1 million on the LPGA Tour. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Whitworth was born in Monahans, Texas. She began playing golf at age of 15 and won the 1957 and 1958 New Mexico State Amateur Championship. She became a professional player at 19, joining the LPGA in December 1958.
In 1962 she won her first tournament, the Kelly Girl Open. She was LPGA Player of the Year seven times between 1966 and 1973, won the Vare Trophy for best scoring average by an LPGA Tour Player a record seven times between 1965 and 1972 entering the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975.
She was the U.S. team captain at the inaugural Solheim Cup match in 1990.
In 1974 Whitworth won the Orange Blossom Classic. It was her fifth triumph in that tournament that was also known during its existence as the St. Petersburg Open. Only three other LPGA golfers have won the same tournament five times.
LPGA majors are shown in bold.