1975 LPGA Tour

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The 1975 LPGA Tour was the 26th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 31 to November 23. The season consisted of 27 official money events. Sandra Haynie and Carol Mann won the most tournaments, four each. Sandra Palmer led the money list with earnings of $76,374.

There were five first-time winners in 1975: Amy Alcott, Maria Astrologes, Susie McAllister, Mary Bea Porter, and Jo Ann Washam.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1975 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 2 Burdine's Invitational Florida United States Donna Caponi (6) 208 40,000 5,700
Feb 9 Naples Lely Classic Florida United States Sandra Haynie (36) 211 40,000 5,700
Feb 23 Orange Blossom Classic Florida United States Amy Alcott (1) 207 35,000 5,000
Mar 23 Bing Crosby International Classic Mexico United States Sue Roberts (3) 214 45,000 6,400
Mar 29 Karsten-Ping Open Arizona United States Jane Blalock (12) 209 70,000 10,000
Apr 20 Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle California United States Sandra Palmer (10) 283 180,000 32,000
Apr 27 Charity Golf Classic Texas United States Sandra Haynie (37) 212 45,000 6,400
May 4 Birmingham Classic Alabama United States Maria Astrologes (1) 210 40,000 5,700
May 11 Lady Tara Classic Georgia United States Donna Caponi (7) 214 40,000 5,700
May 25 American Defender Classic North Carolina United States JoAnne Carner (11) 206 40,000 5,700
Jun 1 LPGA Championship Maryland United States Kathy Whitworth (73) 288 55,000 8,000
Jun 8 Girl Talk Classic New York United States JoAnne Carner (12) 213 50,000 7,000
Jun 15 Lawson's LPGA Classic Ohio United States Carol Mann (35) 217 50,000 7,000
Jun 22 Hoosier Classic Indiana United States Betsy Cullen (3) 211 40,000 5,700
Jun 29 Peter Jackson Classic Canada United States JoAnne Carner (13) 214 60,000 12,000
Jul 6 Wheeling Ladies Classic West Virginia United States Susie McAllister (1) 212 40,000 5,700
Jul 13 Borden Classic Ohio United States Carol Mann (36) 209 65,000 9,200
Jul 20 U.S. Women's Open New Jersey United States Sandra Palmer (11) 295 55,000 8,044
Jul 27 George Washington Ladies Classic Pennsylvania United States Carol Mann (37) 206 40,000 5,700
Aug 17 Patty Berg Classic Minnesota United States Jo Ann Washam (1) 206 45,000 6,400
Aug 24 National Jewish Hospital Open Colorado United States Judy Rankin (13) 207 40,000 5,700
Sep 7 Dallas Civitan Open Texas United States Carol Mann (38) 208 40,000 6,200
Sep 14 Southgate Open Kansas United States Kathy Whitworth (74) 213 40,000 5,700
Sep 21 Portland Ladies Classic Oregon United States Jo Ann Washam (2) 215 40,000 5,700
Oct 26 Golf Inns of America California United States Mary Bea Porter (1) 287 40,000 5,700
Nov 16 Jacksonville Ladies Open Florida United States Sandra Haynie (38) 223 50,000 7,000
Nov 23 Greater Ft. Myers Classic Florida United States Sandra Haynie (39) 210 40,000 5,700

LPGA Tour settles Jane Blalock lawsuit[edit]

The LPGA Tour dropped its appeal and made settlement[2] in the lawsuit Jane Blalock filed against the Tour after they suspended her for one year[3] due to cheating allegations that began at the 1972 Bluegrass Invitational where Blalock was disqualified.[4] Blalock, with the help of a court order, was allowed to continue playing LPGA tournaments while her suit was being resolved.[5] In August 1974, a court had ruled in favor of Blalock and awarded her $4,500 in damages.[6] Those damages were subsequently tripled in March 1975, plus the LPGA was ordered to pay Blalock's legal fees which totaled $95,303.[7]

After settling with Blalock, the LPGA Tour adopted a formal organization which included having a commissioner.[8]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Sandra Palmer  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) JoAnne Carner (2)  United States
Player of the Year Sandra Palmer  United States
Rookie of the Year Amy Alcott  United States

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