|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Amy Alcott|
February 22, 1956 |
Kansas City, Missouri
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Residence||Santa Monica, California|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 1975)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||Won: 1983, 1988, 1991|
|Women's PGA C'ship||2nd: 1978, 1988|
|U.S. Women's Open||Won: 1980|
|du Maurier Classic||Won: 1979|
|Women's British Open||DNP|
|Achievements and awards|
|World Golf Hall of Fame||1999 (member page)|
Rookie of the Year
Amy Alcott (born February 22, 1956) is an American professional golfer and golf course designer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1975, and won five major championships and 29 LPGA Tour events in all. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. She is part of the architectural team which designed the golf course for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Alcott was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She won the U.S. Girls' Junior in 1973, turned pro in 1975 at age 18. Her first victory came in just her third start as a professional at the Orange Blossom Classic on the LPGA Tour. She went on to be named LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year. Alcott won four tournaments in a year three times, in 1979, 1980, and 1984. Her best year came in 1980, when in addition to those four victories she also won the LPGA Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average, finished second five times and was in the Top 10 in 21 out of 28 tournaments played.
Alcott's first major championship victory came at the 1979 Peter Jackson Classic (later renamed the du Maurier Classic). She went on to win the U.S. Women's Open in 1980 and the Nabisco Dinah Shore in three times, in 1983, 1988, and 1991. The 1991 Nabisco Dinah Shore was her final victory on the LPGA Tour. After her win at the 1988 Dinah Shore, Alcott initiated what is now a tradition of the winner leaping into a greenside lake to celebrate.
That win was the 29th of her career. At the time, the LPGA Hall of Fame required at least 30 career wins for entry. Alcott chased for the 30th win in vain over the next several years. In 1999, the LPGA switched to a points-based criteria under which Alcott gained admission and she was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
From 2001 to 2004, the Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott was a part of the LPGA Tour. Following the end of her touring days, Alcott started working in golf course design and also hosted a satellite radio program. She has written an instructional book and taped an instructional video. Alcott, who is Jewish, is also a member of the National Jewish Museum Sports Hall of Fame. In July 2007, Alcott accepted the position as girls' golf coach at Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, California.
Professional wins (33)
LPGA Tour wins (29)
|LPGA Tour major championships (5)|
|Other LPGA Tour (24)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Feb 23, 1975||Orange Blossom Classic||−9 (68-69-71=207)||1 stroke||Sandra Post|
|2||May 23, 1976||'76 LPGA Classic||−4 (71-71-67=209)||1 stroke||Jane Blalock|
|3||Nov 27, 1976||Colgate Far East Open||−5 (72-72-67=211)||1 stroke||Donna Caponi|
|4||Oct 9, 1977||Houston Exchange Clubs Classic||−8 (68-70-70=208)||5 strokes|| Carol Mann
|5||Apr 23, 1978||American Defender Classic||−10 (71-67-68=206)||Playoff||Hollis Stacy|
|6||Feb 18, 1979||Elizabeth Arden Classic||−3 (70-70-72-73=285)||Playoff||Sandra Post|
|7||Jul 29, 1979||Peter Jackson Classic||−7 (75-70-70-70=285)||3 strokes||Nancy Lopez|
|8||Oct 14, 1979||United Virginia Bank Classic||−2 (70-70-73-73=286)||1 stroke||Susie McAllister|
|9||Nov 3, 1979||Mizuno Japan Classic||−11 (71-73-67=211)||1 stroke||Sandra Post|
|10||Apr 13, 1980||American Defender/WRAL Classic||−10 (68-69-69=206)||4 strokes||Donna Caponi|
|11||Jul 6, 1980||Mayflower Classic||−13 (69-65-72-69=275)||3 strokes|| JoAnne Carner
|12||Jul 13, 1980||U.S. Women's Open||−5 (70-70-68-72=280)||9 strokes||Hollis Stacy|
|13||Oct 12, 1980||Inamori Golf Classic||−12 (69-69-72-70=280)||4 strokes|| Beth Daniel
|14||Feb 22, 1981||Bent Tree Ladies Classic||−12 (71-67-71-67=276)||1 stroke||JoAnne Carner|
|15||May 10, 1981||Lady Michelob||−7 (69-74-66=209)||1 stroke||Sally Little|
|16||Mar 28, 1982||Women's Kemper Open||−6 (72-74-69-71=286)||1 stroke||JoAnne Carner|
|17||Apr 3, 1983||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−6 (70-70-70-72=282)||2 strokes|| Beth Daniel
|18||May 13, 1984||United Virginia Bank Classic||−6 (71-70-69=210)||2 strokes||Cathy Marino|
|19||Jul 1, 1984||Lady Keystone Open||−8 (74-69-65=208)||1 stroke|| Juli Inkster
|20||Sep 9, 1984||Portland Ping Championship||−4 (69-73-71=212)||3 strokes||Kathy Guadagnino|
|21||Sep 23, 1984||San Jose Classic||−8 (69-70-72=211)||2 strokes|| Betsy King
|22||Feb 24, 1985||Circle K Tucson Open||−9 (74-69-69-67=279)||1 stroke||Betsy King|
|23||May 5, 1985||Moss Creek Women's Invitational||−4 (72-70-73-69=284)||4 strokes|| Juli Inkster
|24||Aug 18, 1985||Nestle World Championship of Women's Golf||−14 (65-70-70-69=274)||Playoff||Patty Sheehan|
|25||Jul 6, 1986||Mazda Hall of Fame Championship||−4 (70-70-72-72=284)||Playoff||Lauren Howe|
|26||Aug 3, 1986||LPGA National Pro-Am||−5 (72-69-72-70=283)||1 stroke|| Pat Bradley
|27||Apr 3, 1988||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−14 (71-66-66-71=274)||2 strokes||Colleen Walker|
|28||Jul 23, 1989||Boston Five Classic||−16 (68-68-68-68=272)||3 strokes||Cathy Marino|
|29||Mar 31, 1991||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−15 (67-70-68-68=273)||8 strokes||Dottie Mochrie|
LPGA Tour playoff record (4–5)
|1||1975||Charity Golf Classic|| Sandra Haynie
|Haynie won with par on fourth extra hole
Rankin eliminated with par on first hole
|2||1978||American Defender Classic||Hollis Stacy||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|3||1979||Elizabeth Arden Classic||Sandra Post||Won with eagle on third extra hole|
|4||1980||CPC Women's International||Hollis Stacy||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|5||1981||Inamori Classic|| Donna Caponi
|Stacy won with birdie on first extra hole|
|6||1985||Nestle World Championship of Women's Golf||Patty Sheehan||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
|7||1985||LPGA National Pro-Am||Pat Bradley||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
|8||1986||Mazda Hall of Fame Championship||Lauren Howe||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|9||1986||Konica San Jose Classic|| Betsy King
|Sheehan won with birdie on first extra hole|
Other wins (4)
- 1980 Pioneer Cup
- 1981 Mitsukoshi International Golf Tournament, Mr. Goodwrench Invitational (with Larry Nelson)
- 1986 Mazda Champions (with Bob Charles)
|1979||Peter Jackson Classic||−7 (75-70-70-70=285)||3 strokes||Nancy Lopez|
|1980||U.S. Women's Open||−4 (70-70-68-72=280)||9 strokes||Hollis Stacy|
|1983||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−6 (70-70-70-72=282)||2 strokes||Beth Daniel, Kathy Whitworth|
|1988||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−14 (71-66-66-71=274)||2 strokes||Colleen Walker|
|1991||Nabisco Dinah Shore||−15 (67-70-68-68=273)||8 strokes||Dottie Mochrie|
Results not in chronological order before 2015.
|Women's PGA Championship||CUT||CUT||T34||2||3||T10|
|U.S. Women's Open||18||T5||T4||T12||T37||1|
|du Maurier Classic||1||T10|
|Women's PGA Championship||9||T5||T26||T52||T8||T15||T9||2||T14||T46|
|U.S. Women's Open||T19||T13||T11||T3||11||T5||T12||T41||T26||T9|
|du Maurier Classic||T25||WD||T13||T10||3||T8||T14||T4||T4||CUT|
|Women's PGA Championship||10||T10||CUT||T7||CUT||CUT||T67||CUT||CUT||CUT|
|U.S. Women's Open||3||T13||T26||T6||T63||DNP||CUT||CUT||DNP||DNP|
|du Maurier Classic||T44||CUT||T25||T14||T33||T36||T52||CUT||CUT||T65|
|Women's PGA Championship||T54||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||WD||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Women's British Open ^||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Women's British Open ^||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Evian Championship ^^||DNP||DNP||DNP|
^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
^^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play.
CUT = missed the half-way cut.
"T" = tied
WD = withdrew
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.
|Women's PGA Championship||0||2||1||4||11||13||29||19|
|U.S. Women's Open||1||0||2||6||8||16||23||21|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|du Maurier Classic||1||0||1||4||7||12||22||17|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 31 (1983 Kraft Nabisco Championship – 1990 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 5 (1979 du Maurier Classic – 1981 LPGA)
- Handa Cup (representing the United States): 2006 (winners), 2007 (winners), 2008 (winners), 2009 (winners), 2010 (winners)
- List of golfers with most LPGA major championship wins
- List of golfers with most LPGA Tour wins
- List of Jewish golfers
- Hyman, Paula; Moore, Deborah Dash (1997). Jewish Women in America: A-L. Taylor & Francis. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
- The Larkin Group, Amy Alcott. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- "AMY ALCOTT". Jewish Women’s Archive. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
- Siegman, Joseph (2000). Jewish sports legends: the International Jewish Hall of Fame. Brassey's. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
- 19-year-old wins women's tee
- "Amy Alcott". Golf.about.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
- Alcott, Caddy Take Plunge After Winning Dinah Shore