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Mickey Wright, a Hall of Fame golfer, dies aged 85

Hall of Famer Mickey Wright, the only LPGA golfer to hold all major titles at the same time, died on Monday aged 85, the Ladies Professional Golf Association said.

Wright won 82 tournaments, second only to compatriot Kathy Whitworth (88), and claimed 13 majors in a career that stretched from 1955 until retirement in 1969 because of foot problems.

“She was the best I’ve ever seen, man or woman, Whitworth once told ESPN. I’ve had the privilege of playing with Sam Snead and Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer and all of them.

“Nobody hit it like Mickey, just nobody. She had 82 wins, but she would have won over 100 with no trouble if she had stayed on tour.”

The great Ben Hogan said Wright had the finest golf swing he ever saw.

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