• Captured her 34th career win and third ShopRite LPGA Classic title,
posting three consecutive rounds in the 60s, including her season-low
of 65 in the first round.
• Tied for sixth at the Tyco/ADT Championship and tied for 10th
at the AFLAC Champions Presented by Southern Living.
• Crossed the $7 million mark in career-earnings with her win at
the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
2001 Stats (rank)
Rds under par: 32/82 (54) Rds in the 60s: 16/82 (49) Birdies:
Eagles: 9 (10) Greens in reg: 68.4% (29) Driving accuracy: 66%
Sand saves: 41.5% (75) Putting avg: 30.26 (84) Driving avg: 254.80
• In 2000, claimed her 32nd LPGA Tour victory at the Cup Noodles
Hawaiian Ladies Open; won her second tournament of the season at the
LPGA Corning Classic by virtue of a two-hole sudden-death playoff with
Vicki Goetze-Ackerman and Kelli Kuehne, King's first playoff victory
in more than seven-and-a-half years (1992 Mazda Japan Classic).
• In 1999, best finish was a tie for sixth at the ShopRite LPGA
• In 1998, became the first player in LPGA history to pass the $6
million mark in career earnings when she tied for 30th at the Standard
Register PING; recorded six top-10 finishes with her best coming at
the du Maurier Classic where she finished third; won the inaugural (1997)
Lilly Legends Series title at the HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural.
• In 1997, captured the Nabisco Dinah Shore title for her 31st
career victory and the sixth major championship of her career; joined
Amy Alcott as the only two players to have won that major championship
three times; recorded her seventh career hole-in-one during the first
round of the First Bank Presents the Edina Realty Classic; she is tied
for fifth in the LPGA's all-time records for most holes-in-one recorded
during a career.
• In 1996, announced the addition of the Betsy King LPGA Classic
to the LPGA's schedule; best finish was fifth place at the Michelob
Light Heartland Classic; recorded her sixth career hole-in-one during
the second round of the Sprint Titleholders Championship.
• In 1995, won her 30th career victory with birdies on the final
two holes at the ShopRite LPGA Classic to gain entrance into the LPGA
Tour Hall of Fame; became the first player in LPGA history to cross
the $5 million mark in career earnings.
• In 1994, recorded two runner-up finishes at the PING-Cellular
One LPGA Golf Championship and the Toray Japan Queens Cup; in Japan,
lost to Woo-Soon Ko on the first hole of a playoff while attempting
to secure her 30th victory for the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame.
• In 1993, successfully defended her title at the Toray Japan Queens
Cup for her 29th career victory and totaled 15 top-10 finishes including
five times as runner-up; as a result of the victory in Japan, earned
her third Rolex Player of the Year honor and her second Vare Trophy;
lost to Brandie Burton on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff in
the du Maurier Ltd. Classic and won the JCPenney/LPGA Skins Game with
seven skins worth $185,000 (unofficial money); became the second player
in LPGA history to cross the $4 million mark in career earnings.
• In 1992, became the first LPGA player ever to record four rounds
in the 60s in a major championship with rounds of 68-66-67-66 at the
Mazda LPGA Championship, which she won; won two more events in playoffs-defeated
Donna Andrews, Beth Daniel and Meg Mallon at the Phar-Mor in Youngstown
and defeated Helen Alfredsson at the Mazda Japan Classic.
• In 1991, winner of two events: the LPGA Corning Classic and the
JAL Big Apple Classic, which she successfully defended.
• In 1990, won three events, including a consecutive U.S. Women's
Open; became the third LPGA player to cross $3 million in career earnings;
recorded the fourth and fifth holes-in-one of her career during the
first round of the Desert Inn LPGA International and second round of
the Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship, respectively; tied her
career-low round of 63 during the third round of the JAL Big Apple Classic,
which she won.
• In 1989, won six times, including her first U.S. Women's Open;
defeated Lynn Adams in a playoff at the USX Golf Classic; fired a career-low
63 during the first round of the Women's Kemper Open, which she won;
became the first player in LPGA history to surpass the $500,000 and
$600,000 milestone in single-season earnings; crossed the $2 million
mark in career earnings; won Rolex Player of the Year honors for the
second time in her career.
• In 1988, won three tournaments; finished second to Juli Inkster
after a playoff at the Crestar Classic.
• In 1987, won four tournaments; captured her first Vare Trophy;
won her first major championship, the Nabisco Dinah Shore, when she
holed a bunker shot on the 70th hole to put her into a sudden-death
playoff with Patty Sheehan; lost to Kathy Postlewait in a playoff at
the Mazda Classic; recorded the third hole-in-one of her career during
the LPGA Corning Classic.
• In 1986, won two tournaments in sudden-death playoffs: defeated
JoAnne Carner at the Henredon Classic and defeated Alice Ritzman and
Cathy Gerring at the Rail Charity Classic, where she carded her career-low
round of 63 during the final round; lost to Patty Sheehan in a playoff
at the Konica San Jose Classic.
• In 1985, defeated Patty Sheehan in a playoff at the Samaritan
Turquoise Classic and won the Rail Charity Classic.
• From 1984-89, won 20 tournament titles, which gave her the distinction
of being the winningest professional golfer during that period of time.
• In 1984, after seven winless seasons on Tour, clinched her first
career victory at the Women's Kemper Open and won two more events; finished
second four times; won at least one event for the next 10 years; won
her first of three Player of the Year honors.
• In 1983, best finish was a tie for second at the Elizabeth Arden
• In 1982, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Women's Kemper
• In 1981, best finish was second place at the Golden Lights Championship.
• In 1980, best finish was a tie for fifth at the LPGA Corning Classic.
• In 1979, tied for second at the Wheeling Classic after losing
in a sudden-death playoff to Debbie Massey; recorded the first and second
holes-in-one of her career during the Mayflower Classic and Colgate-Far
East Open, respectively.
• In 1978, best finish was a tie for second at the Borden Classic.
• In 1977, her rookie season, best finish was a tie for 15th at
the Long Island Charity Classic.
LPGA Victories (34): 1984 Women's Kemper Open,
Freedom/Orlando Classic, Columbia Savings Classic. 1985 Samaritan
Turquoise Classic, Rail Charity Classic. 1986 Henredon Classic,
Rail Charity Classic. 1987 Circle K Tucson Open, Nabisco Dinah
Shore, McDonald's Championship, Atlantic City LPGA Classic. 1988
Women's Kemper Open, Rail Charity Golf Classic, Cellular One-Ping Golf
Championship. 1989 The Jamaica Classic, Women's Kemper Open,
USX Golf Classic, McDonald's Championship, U.S. Women's Open,
Nestle World Championship. 1990 Nabisco Dinah Shore, U.S.
Women's Open, JAL Big Apple Classic. 1991 LPGA Corning Classic,
JAL Big Apple Classic. 1992 Mazda LPGA Championship, The
Phar-Mor in Youngstown, Mazda Japan Classic. 1993 Toray Japan
Queens Cup. 1995 ShopRite LPGA Classic. 1997 Nabisco
Dinah Shore. 2000 Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open, LPGA Corning
Classic. 2001 ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Unofficial Victories (4): 1981 Itsuki Charity Classic
(Japan). 1985 Ladies British Open. 1990 Itoman World Match
Play Championship. 1993 JCPenney/LPGA Skins Game.
LPGA Awards (5): Rolex Player of the Year (3), Vare Trophy (2).
1984 Rolex Player of the Year. 1987 Vare Trophy. 1989
Rolex Player of the Year. 1993 Rolex Player of the Year,
The Solheim Cup (5): 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998.
The U.S. Women's Open became an LPGA major in 1950; the McDonald's LPGA
Championship Presented by AIG became a major in 1955; the Kraft Nabisco
Championship became a major in 1983; and the Weetabix Women's British
Open became a major championship in 2001. From 1979-2000 the LPGA's fourth
major was the du Maurier Classic. The Weetabix Women's British Open replaced
the du Maurier Classic in 2001. (KNC, Kraft Nabisco Championship; LPGA,
McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by AIG; OPEN, U.S. Women's Open;
WB, Weetabix Women's British Open; DM, du Maurier Classic)