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Annika Sorenstam Joins Golf World in Mourning the Saddening Loss of 88-time Tour Winner Kathy Whitworth

Published 12/26/2022, 3:08 AM EST

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The golf world is currently going through an emotional misfortune due to the loss of golf superstar Kathy Whitworth. The legendary player who set a benchmark for all young golfers of today with her numerous victories has left the world. And LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam has joined the fans in paying a heartfelt tribute to the golfer’s sad demise.

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Annika Sorenstam pays a heavy-hearted tribute to Kathy Whitworth after her heavenly departure

Golf goddess Kathy Whitworth is no more between us as she passed away on Christmas Eve at the age of 83. Although there is no disclosed about the cause of her death yet, reports suggest that she suddenly died on Saturday night while celebrating with her friends.


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The golf legend was responsible for setting a bar so high that no player had been able to cross it. As per records, Whitworth was the only player to win 88 tournaments on a single pro tour.


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To pay respect to her for all her records and victories, the world is currently mourning her loss on social media. And to join the sad wave of emotional tributes, Annika Sorenstam has come forward with her sincere message about the golfer’s loss.

‘Terrible News’: Golf World Deeply Mourns the Passing of the ‘Winningest’ Player in History, Kathy Whitworth

“We are very sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Kathy,” she wrote in her recent tweet“As the LPGA‘s all-time wins, leader, and a total class act, she will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and close friends. Thanks for setting the bar so high, Kathy. RIP”

Fans react to the heart-wrenching news of the passing of Whitworth

Golf fans are still in disbelief about what happened a day ago. Along with feeling sorry for her sudden departure, fans can’t help but mention how ‘cool’ she was as a person.

Other fans simply mourned her loss and mentioned how it was unreal how she managed to win so many tournaments in her professional career!


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Kathy Whitworth is someone no one is ever going to forget. And her performances in professional tournaments will remain proof of what a legend we have lost.

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Written by:

Joydeep Singh


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Joydeep Singh is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's degree in Business Management, he possesses a writing experience of more than four years now. Having picked up on following golf for quite some time now, his favorite is the legendary Tiger Woods, whose games he just does not miss.
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Rohini Kottu