1973 LPGA Tour

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The 1973 LPGA Tour was the 24th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 4 to November 4. The season consisted of 34 official money events. Kathy Whitworth won the most tournaments, seven. She also led the money list with earnings of $82,864.

There were four first-time winners in 1973: Jocelyne Bourassa, Mary Lou Crocker, Sharon Miller, and Carole Jo Skala. Mickey Wright won the last of her 82 LPGA events in 1973.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1973 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 7 Burdine's Invitational Florida United States Jo Ann Prentice (4) 212 (-4) 30,000 4,500
Feb 11 Naples Lely Classic Florida United States Kathy Whitworth (65) 219 (+3) 25,000 3,750
Feb 18 Pompano Beach Classic Florida United States Sandra Palmer (4) 215 (+2) 35,000 5,250
Mar 11 S&H Green Stamp Classic Texas United States Kathy Whitworth (66) 214 (-2) 100,000 20,000
Mar 18 Orange Blossom Classic Florida United States Sandra Haynie (27) 216 (E) 25,000 3,750
Mar 25 Sears Women's Classic Florida United States Carol Mann (32) 68 (-5) 100,000 15,000
Apr 1 Alamo Ladies Classic Texas United States Betsy Cullen (2) 218 (-1) 30,000 4,500
Apr 15 Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle California United States Mickey Wright (82) 284 (-4) 135,000 25,000
Apr 29 Birmingham Classic Alabama United States Gloria Ehret (2) 217 (+1) 33,000 4,950
May 6 American Defender-Raleigh Classic North Carolina United States Judy Rankin (8) 217 (+1) 30,000 4,500
May 13 Lady Carling Open Maryland United States Judy Rankin (9) 215 (-4) 30,000 4,500
May 20 Bluegrass Invitational Kentucky United States Donna Caponi (5) 216 (-3) 30,000 4,500
Jun 3 Sealy-Faberge Classic Nevada United States Kathy Cornelius (6) 217 (+1) 100,000 25,000
Jun 10 LPGA Championship Massachusetts United States Mary Mills (8) 288 (-4) 35,000 5,250
Jun 17 La Canadienne Canada Canada Jocelyne Bourassa (1) 214 (-5) 50,000 10,000
Jun 24 Heritage Village Open Connecticut United States Susie Berning (9) 207 (-12) 30,000 4,500
Jul 1 Lady Tara Classic Georgia United States Mary Mills (9) 217 (-2) 30,000 4,500
Jul 8 MARC Equity Classic New York United States Mary Lou Crocker (1) 210 (-9) 35,000 5,250
Jul 15 George Washington Classic Pennsylvania United States Carole Jo Skala (1) 214 (-5) 30,000 4,500
Jul 22 U.S. Women's Open New York United States Susie Berning (10) 290 (+2) 40,000 6,000
Aug 5 Pabst Ladies Classic Ohio United States Judy Rankin (10) 212 (-4) 35,000 5,250
Aug 12 Child & Family Services Open Illinois United States Betty Burfeindt (3) 212 (-7) 30,000 4,500
Aug 19 St. Paul Open Minnesota United States Sandra Palmer (5) 209 (-10) 30,000 4,500
Aug 26 National Jewish Hospital Open Colorado United States Sandra Palmer (6) 210 (-3) 30,000 4,500
Sep 2 Charity Golf Classic Texas United States Sandra Haynie (28) 208 (-8) 30,000 4,500
Sep 9 Dallas Civitan Open Texas United States Kathy Whitworth (67) 213 (-3) 33,000 4,950
Sep 16 Southgate Ladies Open Kansas United States Kathy Whitworth (68) 142 (-2)^ 25,000 3,750
Sep 23 Portland Ladies Open Oregon United States Kathy Whitworth (69) 144 (-2)^ 30,000 4,500
Sep 30 Cameron Park Open California United States Sandra Palmer (7) 212 (-7) 30,000 4,500
Oct 7 Lincoln-Mercury Open California United States Sandra Haynie (29) 212 (-7) 30,000 4,500
Oct 14 GAC Classic Arizona United States Judy Rankin (11) 215 (-1) 35,000 5,250
Oct 21 Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Classic Texas United States Kathy Whitworth (70) 209 (-7) 25,000 3,750
Oct 28 Corpus Christi Civitan Open Texas United States Sharon Miller (1) 210 (-6) 25,000 3,750
Nov 4 Lady Errol Classic Florida United States Kathy Whitworth (71) 213 (-6) 50,000 7,500

^ - weather-shortened tournament

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Kathy Whitworth (8)  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Judy Rankin  United States
Player of the Year Kathy Whitworth (7)  United States
Rookie of the Year Laura Baugh  United States

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