Lopez, Nancy

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Lopez, Nancy

(1957–  ) golfer; born in Torrance, Calif. After an outstanding career in amateur golf, she turned professional in 1977 and won the Ladies' Professional Golf Association (LPGA) championship the following year. She was voted LPGA player of the year four times (1978–79, 1985, 1988). She was married to former baseball star, Ray Knight.
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Her Venice-based Nancy Lopez Golf Adventures project, which follows the slogan "Play happy," arranges vacations that incorporate golf instruction and playing time.
Women's Open golf championship by two strokes over Nancy Lopez.
Honorees this year include Fred Couples (Gold Tee Award), Nancy Lopez (Winnie Palmer Award) John Feinstein (Golf Journalism Award), and the Blackwelder Family (Family of the Year).
The highlight of a 20-year career was winning the US Open in 1997 in a close finish against the then world number one Nancy Lopez by a single shot.
With the help of Janelle Tobar, Michelle Quan, Nancy Lopez, Jamie Wynn and Stephanie Velasquez, Taft (9-3-5, 3-0-2) was able to hold off an ECR attack that had scored 14 goals in its first four league matches.
From golf's finest and most challenging courses, to the golf legends of the past century (including Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Nancy Lopez, Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, and more), to cherished artifacts and stories highlighting great moments, Sports Illustrated: The Golf Book is a "must-have" compendium for golf fans.
It focuses not only on modern day athletes but also touches on athletes such as Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Nancy Lopez, Martina Navratilova, Wilma Rudolph and Billie Jean King.
Nancy Lopez never uses a tee someone has discarded.
Pro golfer Nancy Lopez even called Wie's obsession with the men's tour "a little insulting," given that she hasn't won a women's tour event.
An emotional Nancy Lopez, the US captain, admitted regaining the cup and extending the US record overall to 6-3 was "the best thing that has ever happened to me.
US captain Nancy Lopez said: "I've told my players Europe always blossom in the Solheim.
It all depends on who pushy P aula gets to partner in foursomes and fourballs over the first two days, but captain Nancy Lopez has already hailed her as a superstar, so there is little chance of her not being picked for all five series of matches even though she is the youngest player ever to make the team.