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Playing Out of Deep Rough
Sonja Steptoe
September 30, 1991
In her 33rd year on the tour, LPGA Hall of Famer Kathy Whitworth is scrambling to replenish her lost retirement savings
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September 30, 1991

Playing Out Of Deep Rough

In her 33rd year on the tour, LPGA Hall of Famer Kathy Whitworth is scrambling to replenish her lost retirement savings

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"She worked hard to make it fun for us," says Betsy King. "She didn't just show up the day before and be a figurehead. We all appreciated it."

Whitworth's face lights up and the sparkle returns to her hazel eyes when the subject of the Solheim Cup comes up. "I felt so honored that they wanted me," she says. "I had a grand time. I would have loved to have been a player, but since I couldn't have been competitive, being the captain was just great."

But when she talks about what's ahead for her, the twinkle fades. After seeing your world shattered, it's hard to be overly optimistic. "I don't feel secure about living off my laurels like this because I know it won't last," she says. "I don't know what direction my life is going in and it's kinda scary. I'd just like to be in charge of my own destiny again."

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