Carol Mann

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Carol Mann
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Carol Mann
Born (1941-02-03) February 3, 1941 (age 73)
Buffalo, New York
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence The Woodlands, Texas
Career
College University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Turned professional 1960
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1961-1981)
Professional wins 38
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 38
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
(Wins: 2)
Western Open Won: 1964
Titleholders C'ship T5: 1965
LPGA Championship T2: 1969
U.S. Women's Open Won: 1965
du Maurier Classic T26: 1979
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1977 (member page)
LPGA Vare Trophy 1968
LPGA Tour
Money Winner
1969
Babe Zaharias Award 1976
PGA First Lady of
Golf Award[1]
2008

Carol Mann (born February 3, 1941) is a former American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1961 and won two major championships and 38 LPGA Tour events in all. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Amateur career[edit]

Mann was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois. She started playing golf at the age of 9. She won the Western Junior and the Chicago Junior in 1958, and the Chicago Women's Amateur in 1960. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Professional career[edit]

Mann turned pro in 1960 and joined the LPGA Tour in 1961. She won her first tournament in 1964 at the Women's Western Open, a major championship at the time. She would go on to win a total of 38 events on the LPGA Tour, including two major championships. She earned the LPGA Vare Trophy in 1968 for lowest scoring average and was the tour's leading money winner in 1969. She led the tour in wins three times, 1968 with ten (tied with Kathy Whitworth), 1969 with eight, and 1975 with four (tied with Sandra Haynie). She was the LPGA's president from 1973 to 1976. She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1977. Her final competitive appearance came in 1981.

Mann resides in The Woodlands, Texas. She was a long-time student of golf instructor Manuel de la Torre. She received the "First Lady of Golf Award" from the PGA of America in 2008.[1]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (38)[edit]

Legend
LPGA Tour major championships (2)
Other LPGA Tour (36)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 22, 1964 Women's Western Open +8 (83-75-76-74=308) 2 strokes United States Judy Kimball, United States Ruth Jessen
2 Jun 27, 1965 Lady Carling Open +1 (71-69-71=211) 3 strokes United States Marlene Hagge
3 Jul 4, 1965 U.S. Women's Open +2 (78-70-70-72=290) 2 strokes United States Kathy Cornelius
4 Apr 17, 1966 Raleigh Ladies Invitational E (72-70-74=216) 1 stroke United States Jo Ann Prentice, United States Kathy Whitworth
5 Apr 24, 1966 Peach Blossom Invitational E (72-73-71=216) 1 stroke United States Marlene Hagge
6 May 29, 1966 Baton Rouge Ladies Invitational −7 (67-71-71=209) 2 strokes United States Kathy Whitworth
7 Jun 26, 1966 Waterloo Women's Open Invitational −2 (71-70-73=214) 2 strokes United States Kathy Whitworth
8 May 7, 1967 Tall City Open −2 (73-70-71=214) 2 strokes United States Mickey Wright
9 Jun 25, 1967 Buckeye Savings Invitational −9 (70-68-69=207) 4 strokes United States Clifford Ann Creed
10 Jul 22, 1967 Supertest Ladies' Open −6 (70-69-71=210) 2 strokes Australia Margie Masters
11 Apr 21, 1968 Lady Carling Open −16 (66-66-68=200) 10 strokes United States Kathy Whitworth
12 Apr 28, 1968 Raleigh Ladies Invitational −2 (71-71-72=214) 3 strokes United States Kathy Whitworth
13 May 5, 1968 Shreveport Kiwanis Club Invitational +1 (69-75-73=217) 1 stroke United States Kathy Whitworth
14 Jun 9, 1968 Bluegrass Ladies Invitational −6 (71-70-69=210) 4 strokes United States Sandra Haynie
15 Jul 14, 1968 Pabst Ladies Classic −10 (71-70-65=206) 3 strokes United States Kathy Whitworth
16 Jul 21, 1968 Buckeye Savings Invitational −7 (71-66-72=209) 1 stroke United States Marilynn Smith
17 Jul 27, 1968 Supertest Canadian Open −6 (69-73-71=213) 3 strokes United States Judy Kimball
18 Sep 1, 1968 Willow Park Ladies Invitational −8 (68-68-69=205) 9 strokes United States Pam Barnett, United States Shirley Englehorn,
United States Beth Stone, United States Kathy Whitworth
19 Sep 15, 1968 Shirley Englehorn Invitational −5 (70-69-69=208) 5 strokes United States Gloria Ehret
20 Oct 20, 1968 Quality Chek'd Classic −4 (69-74-69=212) 2 strokes United States Judy Rankin
21 Apr 27, 1969 Raleigh Ladies Invitational −4 (76-68-68=212) 1 stroke United States Gloria Ehret
22 May 11, 1969 Dallas Civitan Open −4 (68-71-70=209) 2 strokes United States Donna Caponi
23 Jul 20, 1969 Danbury Lady Carling Open −1 (71-72-72=215) 2 strokes United States Sharon Miller, United States Kathy Whitworth
24 Aug 17, 1969 Southgate Ladies Open +1 (70-72-75=217) 1 stroke United States Jan Ferraris
25 Aug 24, 1969 Tournament of Champs −3 (76-68-72=216) Playoff United States Jan Ferraris
26 Sep 7, 1969 Molson's Canadian Open −7 (70-70-72=212) 3 strokes Canada Sandra Post, United States Kathy Whitworth
27 Oct 5, 1969 Mickey Wright Invitational −7 (69-70-73=212) 2 strokes United States Kathy Whitworth
28 Oct 26, 1969 Corpus Christi Civitan Open +2 (74-70-68=212) Playoff United States Kathy Whitworth
29 Feb 15, 1970 Burdine's Invitational E (71-70-75=216) Playoff United States Sandra Haynie
30 Mar 19, 1972 Orange Blossom Classic −3 (73-72-68=213) 2 strokes United States Kathy Whitworth
31 Jun 4, 1972 Lady Carling Open −9 (69-74-67=210) 2 strokes United States Kathy Whitworth
32 Mar 25, 1973 Sears Women's Classic −5 (68) 2 strokes United States Joyce Kazmierski
33 Feb 17, 1974 Naples Lely Classic −7 (70-70-69=209) 6 strokes United States Murle Breer
34 Mar 10, 1974 S&H Green Stamp Classic E (76-74-69=219) 2 strokes United States Kathy Whitworth
35 Jun 15, 1975 Lawson's LPGA Classic +1 (71-72-74=217) 2 strokes United States Judy Rankin
36 Jul 14, 1975 Borden Classic −7 (66-70-73=209) 1 stroke United States Jan Ferraris
37 Jul 27, 1975 George Washington Ladies Classic −13 (68-66-72=206) 4 strokes United States Susie McAllister
38 Sep 7, 1975 Dallas Civitan Open −8 (67-70-71=2068) 5 strokes United States Sandra Palmer

LPGA Tour playoff record (3–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1965 Babe Zaharias Open United States Clifford Ann Creed, United States Marlene Hagge Hagge won with birdie on third extra hole
Mann eliminated with par on second hole
2 1969 Tournament of Champs United States Jan Ferraris Won with par on first extra hole
3 1969 Corpus Christi Civitan Open United States Kathy Whitworth Won with par on third extra hole
3 1970 Burdine's Invitational United States Sandra Haynie Won with par on first extra hole
4 1975 Peter Jackson Classic United States JoAnne Carner Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up
1964 Women's Western Open +8 (83-75-76-74=308) 2 strokes United States Ruth Jessen, United States Judy Kimball
1965 U.S. Women's Open +2 (78-70-70-72=290) 2 strokes United States Kathy Cornelius

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