Top 10 Women's Personalities
By John Garrity
"I didn't join the tour to be in a chorus line," Hall of Famer Kathy Whitworth told GOLF Magazine in 1981. She was addressing the issue of LPGA players posing for cheesecake photos, but her words echoed two decades later, when then LPGA commissioner Ty Votaw promulgated his Five Points of Celebrity — Performance, Approachability, Passion and Joy, Appearance and Relevance.Here's our list of women golfers, past and present, who score the highest on the Votaw scale.
10. Juli Inkster
Nobody celebrates better than Inkster, whether it's a ferocious fist pump over her winning putt at a major (she's won seven) or a match-winning hop and howl at the Solheim Cup. She doesn't just wear her heart on her sleeve — she wears her flag, her alma mater, her husband, her kids, her neighbors, her sponsors, and maybe even her favorite detergent. "In seventh grade I was a cheerleader, because it was the feminine thing to do," she says. "Hated it." Oh, really?