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Nancy Lopez
— Golfer â€”
Personal information
Full name Nancy Marie Lopez
Born (1957-01-06) January 6, 1957 (age 60)
Torrance, California
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence The Villages, Florida
Spouse Ray Knight (1982–2009)
Tim Melton (1979–82)[1]
Children Ashley, Erinn, Torri
College University of Tulsa
(two years)
Turned professional 1977
Retired 2003, unretired 2007
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour
Professional wins 52
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 48
Other 4
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 3)
ANA Inspiration T3: 1995
Women’s PGA C’ship Won: 1978, 1985, 1989
U.S. Women’s Open 2nd/T2: 1975, 1977, 1989, 1997
du Maurier Classic 2nd/T2: 1979, 1981, 1996
Women’s British Open DNP
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1987 (member page)
Rookie of the Year
Money Winner
1978, 1979, 1985
Player of the Year
1978, 1979, 1985, 1988
Vare Trophy
1978, 1979, 1985
GWAA Female
Player of the Year
1978, 1979, 1985
Associated Press
Female Athlete of the Year
1978, 1985
LPGA William and
Mousie Powell Award
Flo Hyman Memorial Award 1992
USGA Bob Jones Award 1998
Old Tom Morris Award 2000

Great champions have an enormous sense of pride. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are.
Nancy Lopez
The pressure makes me more intent about each shot. Pressure on the last few holes makes me play better.
Nancy Lopez
Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.
Nancy Lopez
My swing is no uglier than Arnold Palmer's, and it's the same ugly swing every time.
Nancy Lopez
A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It's all a matter of pride.
Nancy Lopez
If I get involved in a charity, I really want to be a part of it. I don't want to just put my name on your pamphlet.
Nancy Lopez
I never taught my girls to play golf; they all played softball.
Our players are mad, but it's good mad.
I try to be very modest with what I do. I'm not a frivolous spender.
I loved junior golf.
The simpler I keep things, the better I play.
Do your best, one shot at a time and then move on. Remember that golf is just a game.
Nancy Lopez