Nancy Lopez

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth January 6, 1957
Nationality American
Profession Golfer
Working for LPGA Tour
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Spouse Husband: Ray Knight (m. 1982), Tim Melton (m. 1979–1982)
Married on 1979, 1982
Children(s) Ashley Marie Knight, Torri Heather Knight, Erinn Shea Knight
Net Worth(s) N/A
Name on Birth Nancy Marie Lopez
Divorce One Time
Height 1.65 m
Weight N/A
Religion Southern Baptist
Twitter @NancyLopezGolf
Body Measurements N/A
Age 62 Years

Nancy Lopez is one of the most celebrated golfers of all time. She is an American professional golfer associated with LPGA since 1977. She quit LPGA in 2002.


She was born on January 6, 1957, in Torrance, California.


López was born in 1957 in Torrance, California, but raised in Roswell, New Mexico. Nancy Lopez won her first amateur golf tournament at the age of 13. With guidance from her father, she began playing golf as a child. She won the New Mexico Women's Amateur tournament at the age of 12 and went on to win several amateur titles. Becoming a professional golfer while in college, Lopez won Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year awards in 1978.

School College

She was a sophomore at Tulsa University in Oklahoma while she started playing golf professionally.

Father, Mother, brother and sister

Lopez's father, Domingo, introduced her to the game at age 8 and tutored her development. She learned to play golf when her parents, Domingo and Marina López, took up the game for her mother's health.

Career and struggle

After leaving school in 1977, Lopez joined the LPGA tour and played six events that season. She finished second in three of them. During the 1978 season, she won a total of nine events, including five in a row. Her performance that year led her to be named both the rookie of the year and the player of the year. Lopez also secured the Vare Trophy, given to the golfer with the lowest average number of strokes per round. She also won the trophy in 1979, when she won eight events. Her first major championship was in 1978, when she won the LPGA Championship.

Most of her success on the LPGA tour was in the 1980s, when she won 25 events. From the standpoint of wins, her best season was 1985, when she won five events and scored 21 top-10 finishes. She earned $416,472 that season. In 1988, she became the fourth player in the history of the PGA to exceed $2 million in winnings. She began to play a reduced schedule in the 1990s, and her last victory was in 1997 at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship.

Husband, Marriage and Divorce

Lopez was married to former Major League All-Star baseball player Ray Knight for 27 years, from 1982 to 2009. They separated after 27 years. They have three daughters.

She was previously married for three years to sportscaster Tim Melton.

Hot pictures, Legs and Feet

Many pictures of her can be found elsewhere in the internet. She has maintained her profile very well. She has a good looking feet and legs.

Height, weight and age

She has a height of five feet and five inches according to LPGA.

Nationality, Ethnicity

She is an American citizen and is from white ethnicity.

Award and Achievement

Lopez was named Player of the Year by the Ladies Professional Golf Association four times (1978-79, 1985 and 1988) and was inducted into the Hall of Fame when she was only 30 years old (1987).

Besides receiving the Player of the Year Award four times and a total 48 victories—three of them in major tournaments, she became the first woman to receive the Frances Ouimet Award for lifelong contributions to golf.

Job and future

Her company, Nancy Lopez Golf, makes a full line of women's clubs and accessories. Lopez also does occasional television commentary.

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