1962 LPGA Tour

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The 1962 LPGA Tour was the 13th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 19 to November 4. The season consisted of 29 official money events. Mickey Wright won the most tournaments, 10. She also led the money list with earnings of $21,641. The first Rookie of the Year was won by Mary Mills.

There were four first-time winners in 1962: Shirley Englehorn, Sandra Haynie, who would win 42 LPGA events, Murle Lindstrom, and Kathy Whitworth, who would win a record 88 LPGA events. The season saw the last wins of Louise Suggs (58 career wins) and Patty Berg (60). It also saw the first and only official win by a man, Sam Snead in the Royal Poinciana Plaza Invitational.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1962 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 ($) 1st prize ($)
Jan 21 Sea Island Women's Invitational Georgia United States Mickey Wright (30) 226 6,000 1,000
Feb 7 Royal Poinciana Plaza Invitational Florida United States Sam Snead (1) 211 4,500 2,000
Feb 18 St. Petersburg Open Florida United States Louise Suggs (56) 280 7,500 1,200
Apr 22 Sunshine Open Florida United States Marilynn Smith (6) 214 7,000 1,200
Apr 29 Titleholders Championship Georgia United States Mickey Wright (31) 295 7,500 1,330
May 6 Peach Blossom Open South Carolina United States Mary Lena Faulk (8) 217 7,500 1,100
May 13 Women's Western Open Alabama United States Mickey Wright (32) 295 7,000 1,200
May 20 Muskogee Civitan Open Oklahoma United States Patty Berg (51) 290 7,000 1,200
May 27 Dallas Civitan Open Texas United States Ruth Jessen (3) 292 9,300 1,500
Jun 10 Austin Civitan Open Texas United States Sandra Haynie (1) 289 7,000 1,200
Jun 17 Cosmopolitan Open Illinois United States Sandra Haynie (2) 210 7,500 1,200
Jun 24 J.E. McAuliffe Memorial New Jersey United States Betsy Rawls (45) 295 (+3) 8,000 1,250
Jun 30 U.S. Women's Open South Carolina United States Murle Lindstrom (1) 301 8,000 1,800
Jul 8 Kelly Girls Open Maryland United States Kathy Whitworth (1) 215 7,500 1,300
Jul 15 Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Mickey Wright (33) 289 10,000 1,350
Jul 22 Lady Carling Open Massachusetts United States Shirley Englehorn (1) 226 10,000 1,450
Aug 5 Waterloo Open Iowa United States Marilynn Smith (7) 279 7,500 1,200
Aug 12 Heart of America Invitational Kansas United States Mickey Wright (34) 286 7,500 1,000
Aug 19 Albuquerque Swing Parade New Mexico United States Mickey Wright (35) 219 7,500 1,000
Aug 26 Salt Lake City Open Utah United States Mickey Wright (36) 292 7,000 1,200
Sep 3 Spokane Open Washington United States Mickey Wright (37) 275 7,000 1,200
Sep 9 Eugene Open Oregon United States Shirley Englehorn (2) 292 7,500 1,250
Sep 16 Sacramento Open California United States Ruth Jessen (4) 218 7,500 1,300
Sep 23 Visalia Open California United States Mary Lena Faulk (9) 289 7,500 1,350
Sep 30 Mickey Wright Invitational California United States Mickey Wright (38) 286 5,000 1,300
Oct 7 LPGA Championship Nevada United States Judy Kimball (2) 282 15,000 2,300
Oct 14 Phoenix Thunderbird Open Arizona United States Kathy Whitworth (2) 213 8,400 1,350
Oct 21 Carlsbad Cavern Open New Mexico United States Mickey Wright (39) 219 7,000 1,200
Nov 4 San Antonio Civitan Texas United States Murle Lindstrom (2) 215 7,000 1,200

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Mickey Wright (2)  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Mickey Wright (3)  United States
Rookie of the Year Mary Mills  United States

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