3 Pat Hurst
A mere five foot six with her hands up, Pat Hurst won fat fans everywhere when she won a ladies’ major, the 1998 Kraft Nabisco. Voted LPGA Rookie of the Year in 1995, she has won six times on tour. However, some have remarked, perhaps unfairly, that her winning total would have been much higher had she adopted any kind of fitness regime.
She had an outstanding amateur career, winning both the US Junior and US Women’s championships, but struggled to get on tour and actually gave up at one point to work in her local Nevada Bob’s golf store.
She finally re-entered LPGA Qualifying in 1994, succeeding in her third attempt. The rest, as they say is history. Her record in the majors is impressive, with one win and ten top-10 finishes, and she has represented the US on five Solheim Cup teams.
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