Whitworth Still Golf's Easiest Interview

Kathy Whitworth, the 88-time LPGA winner and certified all-time great recently turned 80. As Beth Ann Nichols writes for Golfweek, a luncheon at last week’s Volunteers of America Classic reminds that she’s one of golf’s great characters.

Just a sampling of the anecdotes shared:

That lesson came from Penick, who told a 17-year-old Whitworth to take the club back like she was getting paid by the hour and not the job.

When Whitworth tells the story, she wrinkles up her brow and pauses: “I’d never had a job before. What’s he talking about?”