Mary Mills life and biography

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Mary Mills biography

Date of birth : 1940-01-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Laurel, Mississippi, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2013-04-20
Credited as : woman professional golfer, LPGA tour, US Open

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Mary Mills, a native from Laurel, Michigan is a retired American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1962 and won three major championships and nine LPGA Tour victories in all.

Major Championships:
• LPGA Championship: 1964, 1973
• U.S. Women's Open: 1963

Awards and Honors:
• LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year, 1962
• Member, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Mills began playing golf at age 11 and her instructor was Johnny Revolta, an 18-time PGA Tour winner and PGA Championship victor. Those lessons must have paid off, because beginning in 1954, when Mills was 14, she reeled off eight consecutive wins in the Mississippi State Amateur.

Mills attended Millsaps College where she was the No. 1 golfer - on the men's team - all four years. She turned pro and joined the LPGA Tour in 1962, and earned Rookie of the Year honors.

Mills posted multiple wins in three different seasons on tour, and was in the Top 10 on the money list five times, with a high finish of sixth in 1973.

She won the U.S. Women's Open in 1963 and the LPGA Championship in 1964 and 1973.

Mill continued playing a full LPGA Tour schedule into the 1980s. She also continued her education. A philosophy major at Millsaps, Mills returned to school in the 1990s to earn a master's degree in landscape architecture from Florida International University. She puts that degree to use these days designing golf courses. Mills is also a well-regarded golf instructor.

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