5 things to love about LPGA legend Mickey Wright on Valentine’s Day, the day she was born

Feb, 2024

Mickey Wright would’ve been 89 today. The LPGA legend died of a heart attack on Feb. 17, 2020, three days after her 85th birthday. The fact that Wright’s birthday fell on Valentine’s Day seems fitting given that she possessed a golf swing that was so universally loved. Ben Hogan considered it the best in golf.

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When Wright died, she left her entire estate to her beloved USGA, and asked that her ashes be placed beneath the bay window of the Mickey Wright Room, which opened in 2012. Wright never visited the room but kept a scrapbook of articles that were written about it.

The legend of Wright grew because she was both immensely talented and private.

Here are five things to love about one of golf’s great treasures:


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