1975 LPGA Tour

The 1975 LPGA Tour was the 26th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 31 to November 23. The season consisted of 27 official money events. Sandra Haynie and Carol Mann won the most tournaments, four each. Sandra Palmer led the money list with earnings of $76,374.

1975 LPGA Tour season
DurationJanuary 31, 1975 (1975-01-31) – November 23, 1975 (1975-11-23)
Number of official events27
Most wins4 United States Sandra Haynie and United States Carol Mann
Money leaderUnited States Sandra Palmer
Player of the YearUnited States Sandra Palmer
Rookie of the YearUnited States Amy Alcott
1974
1976

There were five first-time winners in 1975: Amy Alcott, Maria Astrologes, Susie McAllister, Mary Bea Porter, and Jo Ann Washam.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1975 season.[1] "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score Purse ($) 1st prize ($)
Feb 2 Burdine's Invitational Florida   Donna Caponi (6) 208 40,000 5,700
Feb 9 Naples Lely Classic Florida   Sandra Haynie (36) 211 40,000 5,700
Feb 23 Orange Blossom Classic Florida   Amy Alcott (1) 207 35,000 5,000
Mar 23 Bing Crosby International Classic Mexico   Sue Roberts (3) 214 45,000 6,400
Mar 29 Karsten-Ping Open Arizona   Jane Blalock (12) 209 70,000 10,000
Apr 20 Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle California   Sandra Palmer (10) 283 180,000 32,000
Apr 27 Charity Golf Classic Texas   Sandra Haynie (37) 212 45,000 6,400
May 4 Birmingham Classic Alabama   Maria Astrologes (1) 210 40,000 5,700
May 11 Lady Tara Classic Georgia   Donna Caponi (7) 214 40,000 5,700
May 25 American Defender Classic North Carolina   JoAnne Carner (11) 206 40,000 5,700
Jun 1 LPGA Championship Maryland   Kathy Whitworth (73) 288 55,000 8,000
Jun 8 Girl Talk Classic New York   JoAnne Carner (12) 213 50,000 7,000
Jun 15 Lawson's LPGA Classic Ohio   Carol Mann (35) 217 50,000 7,000
Jun 22 Hoosier Classic Indiana   Betsy Cullen (3) 211 40,000 5,700
Jun 29 Peter Jackson Classic Canada   JoAnne Carner (13) 214 60,000 12,000
Jul 6 Wheeling Ladies Classic West Virginia   Susie McAllister (1) 212 40,000 5,700
Jul 13 Borden Classic Ohio   Carol Mann (36) 209 65,000 9,200
Jul 20 U.S. Women's Open New Jersey   Sandra Palmer (11) 295 55,000 8,044
Jul 27 George Washington Ladies Classic Pennsylvania   Carol Mann (37) 206 40,000 5,700
Aug 17 Patty Berg Classic Minnesota   Jo Ann Washam (1) 206 45,000 6,400
Aug 24 National Jewish Hospital Open Colorado   Judy Rankin (13) 207 40,000 5,700
Sep 7 Dallas Civitan Open Texas   Carol Mann (38) 208 40,000 6,200
Sep 14 Southgate Open Kansas   Kathy Whitworth (74) 213 40,000 5,700
Sep 21 Portland Ladies Classic Oregon   Jo Ann Washam (2) 215 40,000 5,700
Oct 26 Golf Inns of America California   Mary Bea Porter (1) 287 40,000 5,700
Nov 16 Jacksonville Ladies Open Florida   Sandra Haynie (38) 223 50,000 7,000
Nov 23 Greater Ft. Myers Classic Florida   Sandra Haynie (39) 210 40,000 5,700

LPGA Tour settles Jane Blalock lawsuitEdit

The LPGA Tour dropped its appeal and made settlement[2] in the lawsuit Jane Blalock filed against the Tour after they suspended her for one year[3] due to cheating allegations that began at the 1972 Bluegrass Invitational where Blalock was disqualified.[4] Blalock, with the help of a court order, was allowed to continue playing LPGA tournaments while her suit was being resolved.[5] In August 1974, a court had ruled in favor of Blalock and awarded her $4,500 in damages.[6] Those damages were subsequently tripled in March 1975. The LPGA was also ordered to pay Blalock's legal fees, which totaled $95,303.[7]

After settling with Blalock, the LPGA Tour adopted a formal organization which included having a commissioner.[8]

AwardsEdit

Award Winner Country
Money winner Sandra Palmer   United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) JoAnne Carner (2)   United States
Player of the Year Sandra Palmer   United States
Rookie of the Year Amy Alcott   United States

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