Sally Little

United States

5'8"

1972

$1,911,732.00

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Sally Little Bio

5’8”…Was granted U.S. citizenship in August 1982...Named Golf Digest’s 1988 Comeback Player of the Year...Awarded the 1989 Ben Hogan Award from the Golf Writers Association of America...Recognized during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s top-50 players and teachers...Has her own Web site, www.SallyLittleGolf.com.

Career

  • In 1998, best finish was a tie for 12th at the Star Bank LPGA Classic.
  • In 1997, best finish was a tie for 13th at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
  • In 1996, best finish was a tie for eighth at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
  • In 1995, best finish was a tie for 10th at the Pinewild Women’s Championship.
  • In 1994, best finish was a tie for fifth at the PING-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship.
  • In 1993, tied her career-low score of 64 during the third round of the Rochester International; best finish was a tie for 12th at the Sun-Times Challenge.
  • In 1992, recorded seven top-20 finishes, including a tie for eighth at the Sun-Times Challenge.
  • In 1991, tied for second at the McDonald’s Championship.
  • In 1990, played in just 14 events due to a mid-season wrist injury; best finish was a tie for 11th at the Women’s Kemper Open.
  • In 1989, best finish was a tie for 18th at the Jamaica Classic.
  • In 1988, ended her five-season winless streak with a victory at the du Maurier Ltd. Classic, one of the Tour’s four majors at the time.
  • In 1987, best finish was a tie for 14th at the Keystone Open.
  • In 1986, recorded a second-place finish at the U.S. Women’s Open, where she lost to Jane Geddes in an 18-hole playoff.
  • In 1985, became the LPGA’s 12th millionaire at the Mazda Japan Classic; best finish of the season was a tie for fourth at the du Maurier Classic.
  • In 1984, best finish was a second place at the Potamkin Cadillac Classic.
  • In 1983, her career was put on hold after abdominal surgery and arthroscopic knee surgery; managed a season-best tie for 15th at the Combanks Orlando Classic.
  • In 1982, enjoyed her most successful financial season, winning four tournaments and earning $228,941; carded a career-low 64 during the second round of the Nabisco Dinah Shore Invitational, one of her four tournament wins; was in two suddendeath playoffs—defeated Kathy Whitworth at the United Virginia Bank Classic and lost to Ayako Okamoto at the Arizona Copper Classic.
  • In 1981, won three times: the Elizabeth Arden Classic; the Olympia Gold Classic; and the CPC Women’s International, where she defeated Kathy Whitworth in a sudden-death playoff.
  • In 1980, won two tournaments, including her first major championship, the LPGA Championship.
  • In 1979, recorded three titles: the Bent Tree Classic, Barth Classic and the Columbia Savings Classic.In 1978, captured the Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Classic title by virtue of a sudden-death playoff with Nancy Lopez.
  • In 1977, best finish of the season was a tie for second at the Winner’s Circle.
  • In 1976, won her first title at the Ladies Masters, where she holed a 75-foot bunker shot on the 72nd hole for birdie and the win.
  • In 1975, best finish was a tie for 11th at the Karsten-PING Open.
  • In 1974, best finish was a tie for seventh at the Portland Ladies Classic.
  • In 1973, best finish was a tie for seventh at the Southgate Ladies Open.
  • In 1972, best finish of the season was fifth place at the Lady Carling Open.
  • In 1971, her rookie season, top finish was a tie for 10th at the Quality-First Classic; earned Rookie of the Year honors.

    Amateur
    Little was the low individual at the 1971 World Amateur Team Championship and won the South African Match Play and Stroke Play titles that same year. As an amateur, Little tied for fifth at the 1971 Lady Carling Open.

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