Mary Kathryn Wright (commonly called Mickey Wright) was an American professional golfer who competed on the LPGA Tour. She became a member of the tour in 1955 and won 82 LPGA Tour career events, including 13 major championships. Moreover, she belongs to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Who was the Spouse of Mickey Wright?
Mickey Wright never got married to any man. Although the 85-year-old was considered to be one of the greatest golf players of all time, she didn't have any social account. There were no rumors of her secretly dating any person.
Most probably, Wright didn't want any personal disturbances in between her and her career. It could be clearly seen that nothing was beyond her professional golf career.
How Much Did Mickey Wright Earn?
There is an assumption that the former Hall of Fame member Mickey Wright had a net worth of $35 million as of February 2020. As a matter of fact, Golf Digest magazine ranked Wright as the ninth-greatest golfer of all time and the top woman golfer in 2000.
Apart from this, in a significant expert survey of 2009, published by Golf Magazine, Wright was selected as the eighth-best player of all time, and the top female player of all time. In 2017, she was nominated into America's PGA Hall of Fame. Undoubtedly, she earned millions of dollars from her golf career.
What was the Cause of Wright's 'Death'?
The 85-year-old legend left the world because of a heart attack. She was hospitalized after falling just a few weeks prior to the tragic event. Before the incident, she had no symptoms of any fatal diseases.
Besides winning thirteen major trophies, she was also considered as one of the healthiest women of the 80s. Unfortunately, she passed away just three days later of her 85th birthday.
Wright's Major Achievements
- She received 82 LPGA awards, with just Kathy Whitworth (88) second.
- Wright had won13 Major titles in the League, second only to Patty Berg (15). Four were from the U.S. Women's Open competition, for the most part equaling Betsy Rawls.
- Mickey had achieved 13 victories in a single LPGA (1963) season. The tour record remains. In 1964 she won 11 times, which is equal to Annika Sorenstam in a season for second-most LPGA victories.
- She had made four consecutive major victories in the Championship, a mark 'no other woman has ever achieved.' In 1961, she won the last two majors, and in '62, the first two.
- Five consecutive low scoring average Vare Trophy titles (1960-64), the most won in one row in tour history.
- Also, she achieved four consecutive money titles to LPGA (1961-64).
- The hall of Famer had LPGA win (1956-69) for 14 years in a row.