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Betsy Rawls (b. May 4 1928, Spartanburg, South Carolina) is an American golfer. Spartanburg is a city located in Spartanburg County in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America, and 98 miles north of Columbia. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...


After attending University of Texas, Rawls joined the LPGA Tour in its second season in 1951. She won fifty-five tournaments on the tour, including eight major championships. She topped the money list in 1959 and finished in the top ten nine times between its introduction in 1957 and 1970. The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... Womens golf has evolved a set of major tournaments which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ...


Major championships

The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The womens Western Open was a professional golf tournament which was first played in 1930. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The womens Western Open was a professional golf tournament which was first played in 1930. ... The LPGA Championship is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The LPGA Championship is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ...

See also

Golfers with most LPGA Tour wins This table lists players with 20 or more wins on the LPGA Tour as at 15 May 2005. ...


External link

Profile on the LPGA's official site (http://www.lpga.com/player_results.aspx?id=536)


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McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship (653 words)
LPGA Hall of Famer Betsy Rawls not only lends her name to the McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship, but she will also be acting as Co-Tournament Chairman of the event for the 16th year, an honor she shares with former LPGA professional Alice Miller.
Rawls was one of six inaugural inductees into the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame when it was created in 1967, after having been inducted into the Hall of Fame of Women's Golf in 1960.
Though Rawls did not take up golf until the age of 17, she went on to be one of the game's most influential individuals.
HickokSports.com - Biography - Betsy Rawls (210 words)
Rawls led the tour in victories in 1952, 1957, and 1959, and was the top money-winner in 1951 and 1959.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in math and physics, Rawls was called the "circuit judge" because of her encyclopedic knowledge of the rules of golf.
Rawls retired from the tour in 1975 and became the LPGA tournament director.
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