The terrible news from an unbylined LPGA story on the passing of former LPGA star Colleen Walker at the age of 56 after a recurrence of cancer.
Walker played the LPGA Tour from 1982 to 2004. She had a career-high three victories in 1992 and won her lone major title in 1997 in the du Maurier Classic in Canada. In 1998, she won the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average and finished a career-high fifth on the money list.
"Colleen was not only a great ambassador for the LPGA and the game of golf, but more importantly was a true and faithful friend," five-time LPGA Tour winner Barb Mucha said. "From her caring smile, unselfish ways and deep devotion to her family, her life touched all those she knew. She will be dearly missed, but her love will live on forever in our hearts. I am blessed to have called her friend."
Randall Mell with his favorite memory of Walker, who won her first major just nine months after giving birth to son Tyler.