|— Golfer —|
March 10, 1965|
|Died||November 20, 1993(aged 28)|
|College||Arizona State University|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (1986–89)|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||T58: 1989|
|LPGA Championship||T45: 1988|
|U.S. Women's Open||T11: 1983|
|du Maurier Classic||T37: 1986|
|Achievements and awards|
|LPGA William and
Mousie Powell Award
|LPGA Heather Farr Award||1994|
Heather Farr (March 10, 1965 – November 20, 1993) was an American professional golfer.
Farr won three state championships at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a member of the National High School Sports Hall of Fame and the azcentral.com Arizona High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Farr enrolled at Arizona State University in 1982, where she played for the Sun Devils women's golf team. During her time at ASU she became a well-known golfer, both in Arizona and nationwide, winning the 1982 U.S. Girls' Junior and 1984 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links. She played on the U.S. teams in the 1984 Curtis Cup and Espirito Santo Trophy. Upon graduation in 1986, she joined the LPGA Tour. Her best finish was a T-3 at the 1988 Mazda Classic.
Farr was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1989. Her battle with cancer became national news for the next four years.
Through 1993 The Arizona Republic newspaper kept a daily column which updated Farr's health condition. She became admired by many Arizonans because she kept hope of returning to the golf links soon, despite her ordeal. On November 20 after being debilitated by her disease, she died at age 28.
She was posthumously named an "ambassador" of the Grayhawk Golf Club in Arizona, and her family established the Heather Farr Foundation. In addition to that numerous golf awards have been named after her.
In 1994 the LPGA established the Heather Farr Player Award to celebrate the life of Farr. The award "recognizes an LPGA Tour player who, through her hard work, dedication and love of the game of golf, has demonstrated determination, perseverance and spirit in fulfilling her goals as a player, qualities for which Farr is so fondly remembered".
Amateur wins (2)
- Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 1984 (winners)
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing the United States): 1984 (winners)
- 1982 U.S. Girls' Junior
- 1984 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links
- Dorman, Larry (November 22, 1993). "Heather Farr, Rising Golfer, 28; Pro Career Cut Short by Cancer". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 29, 2011.
- 2003 LPGA Tour award winners announced