Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Score four for Betsy Rawls
Betsy Rawls, who was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1960, won her final major at the LPGA Championship in 1969.
On this day in 1960, Betsy Rawls became the first player to win the U.S. Women’s Open four times. Rawls shot a four-day total of 292 to beat Joyce Ziske by a stroke at Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts. During the course of her career, Rawls won 55 tournaments, including eight majors. Rawls continued to be involved with the game after her retirement and was given the USGA’s Bob Jones Award for distinguished service in 1996. The only other player with four Open titles is Mickey Wright, who won her fourth in 1964.