1971 LPGA Tour

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The 1971 LPGA Tour was the 22nd season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from February 18 to October 17. The season consisted of 20 official money events. Kathy Whitworth won the most tournaments, five. She also led the money list with earnings of $41,181.

The season saw the first $10,000 first prize at the Sears Women's World Classic won by Ruth Jessen. There were four first-time winners in 1971: Pam Barnett, Jan Ferraris, Pam Higgins, and Sandra Palmer.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1971 season.[1] "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score Purse ($) 1st prize ($)
Feb 21 Sears Women's World Classic Florida United States Ruth Jessen (11) 220 (+1) 60,000 10,000
Mar 21 Orange Blossom Classic Florida United States Jan Ferraris (1) 218 (+2) 20,000 3,000
Apr 18 Raleigh Golf Classic North Carolina United States Kathy Whitworth (56) 212 (-4) 20,000 3,000
Apr 25 Burdine's Invitational Florida United States Sandra Haynie (20) 219 (-3) 30,000 4,500
May 2 Dallas Civitan Open Texas United States Sandra Haynie (21) 201 (-12) 31,500 4,725
May 9 San Antonio Alamo Open Texas United States Sandra Haynie (22) 206 (-13) 20,000 3,000
May 16 Sealy LPGA Classic Nevada United States Sandra Palmer (1) 289 (-3) 50,000 10,000
May 23 Suzuki Golf Internationale California United States Kathy Whitworth (57) 217 (+1) 38,000 5,700
Jun 6 Lady Carling Open Maryland United States Kathy Whitworth (58) 210 (-9) 25,000 3,750
Jun 13 Eve-LPGA Championship Massachusetts United States Kathy Whitworth (59) 288 (-4) 53,000 7,950
Jun 20 Heritage Open Connecticut United States Sandra Palmer (2) 211 (-8) 25,000 3,750
Jun 27 U.S. Women's Open Pennsylvania United States JoAnne Carner (3) 288 (E) 31,000 5,000
Jul 11 George Washington Classic Pennsylvania United States Jane Blalock (2) 208 (-11) 25,000 3,750
Jul 25 O'Sullivan Ladies Open Virginia United States Judy Kimball (3) 211 (-4) 20,000 3,000
Aug 1 Bluegrass Invitational Kentucky United States JoAnne Carner (4) 210 (-6) 25,000 3,750
Aug 8 Lady Pepsi Open Georgia United States Jane Blalock (3) 214 (-5) 20,000 3,000
Aug 15 Len Immke Buick Open Ohio United States Sandra Haynie (23) 206 (-10) 25,000 3,750
Aug 22 Southgate Open Kansas United States Pam Barnett (1) 210 (-6) 20,000 3,000
Sep 26 Lincoln-Mercury Open California United States Pam Higgins (1) 215 (-4) 25,000 3,750
Oct 17 Quality First Classic Texas United States Judy Rankin (5) 214 (-5) 20,000 3,000

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Kathy Whitworth (6)  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Kathy Whitworth (6)  United States
Player of the Year Kathy Whitworth (5)  United States
Rookie of the Year Sally Little  South Africa

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