1966 Titleholders Championship

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1966 Titleholders Championship
Tournament information
DatesNovember 24–27, 1966
LocationAugusta, Georgia
Course(s)Augusta Country Club
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play – 72 holes
Statistics
Par72
Length6,351 yards (5,807 m)[1]
Prize fund$10,000
Winner's share$1,500
Champion
United States Kathy Whitworth
291 (+3)
← 1965
1972 →
Augusta  is located in the United States
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Augusta 
Location in the United States
Augusta  is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
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Location in Georgia

The 1966 Titleholders Championship was the 27th Titleholders Championship, held November 24–27 at Augusta Country Club in Augusta, Georgia. Reigning champion Kathy Whitworth successfully defended her title and won the second of her six major titles, two strokes ahead of runners-up Judy Kimball and Mary Mills.[2]

It was Whitworth's 28th victory on the LPGA Tour and ninth of the 1966 season.

Mills was the 54-hole leader at 217 (+1), with Whitworth and Kimball a stroke back.

This was the last time the championship was held in Augusta; it took a hiatus and resumed six years later for one time only in 1972 in North Carolina.

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, November 27, 1966

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Kathy Whitworth  United States 74-70-74-73=291 +3 1,500
T2 Judy Kimball  United States 73-72-73-75=293 +5 1,100
Mary Mills  United States 73-71-73-76=293
4 Judy Rankin  United States 75-76-70-73=294 +6 800
5 Betsy Rawls  United States 77-73-72-74=296 +8 675
6 Marilynn Smith  United States 75-78-74-70=297 +9 560
7 Marlene Hagge  United States 74-72-78-74=298 +10 480
8 Shirley Englehorn  United States 74-74-74-77=299 +11 420
9 Sandra Spuzich  United States 75-77-75-74=301 +13 370
10 Peggy Wilson  United States 77-79-75-72=303 +15 330

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four share golf lead". St. Joseph Gazette. Missouri. Associated Press. November 25, 1966. p. 1B.
  2. ^ a b "Whitworth rallies for title". St. Joseph Gazette. Missouri. Associated Press. November 28, 1966. p. 30.

Coordinates: 33°28′59″N 82°00′40″W / 33.483°N 82.011°W / 33.483; -82.011