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Nancy Lopez Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Wed Feb, 2016
Nancy Lopez

Facts of Nancy Lopez

Date of Birth: 1957 , January-6
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Nancy Lopez
Birth Name Nancy Marie Lopez
Father Domingo Lopez
Mother Marina Lopez
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Torrance
Ethnicity Hispanic
Profession American professional golfer
Salary $42,000 average
Weight in KG 61 kg
Famous for American Golfer
Married Yes
Married to Ray Knight , Tim Melton
Children Ashley Marie Knight (born in 1983), Erinn Shea Knight (born in 1986) and Torri Heather Knight (born in 1991)
Divorce Tim Melton(1979–1982), Ray Knigth (1982-2009)
Education University of Tulsa
Awards Bob Jones Award, Old Tom Morris Award
Online Presence Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram

Quick Timeline of Nancy Lopez

1957 Born in Torrance, California
1969 Won New Mexico Women's Amateur
1975 Graduated from Goddard High School
1976 Was named Female Athlete of the Year
1977 Turned professional
1978 Won nine tournaments in 1978
1979 Married to Tim Melton
1982 Married to Ray Knight
2018 Current Net Worth
1987 Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame
1986 Hosted the show, Nancy Lopez Hospice Golf Classic

Detail Timeline of Nancy Lopez

January 6 , 1957

Born in Torrance, California

Talented and successful lady, Nancy was born as Nancy Marie Lopez in Torrance, California, United States of America to Marina Lopez and Domingo Lopez. She is an American and is of white ethnicity. She is five feet and five inches tall. 

1969

Won New Mexico Women's Amateur

She dreamed to be a professional golfer since she was child. Nancy had a successful career since she was an amateur player. At the age of 12, she became the champion of New Mexico Women's Amateur.

1975

Graduated from Goddard High School

She also won 1972 and 1974, U.S. Girls' Junior. In 1975, she completed her high school graduation from Goddard High School. That year, she also took part in U.S. Women's Open where she became the runner up.

1976

Was named Female Athlete of the Year

Back to back she won several honors and awards. In 1976, while she was in the first year of her college life, she was honored as the Female Athlete of the Year. She also named as All-American of the year in 1976.

1977

Turned professional

Though she was just twenty years old in 1977 but she was known as an accomplished golfer in the United States. She also turned professional that year and played her first full session LPGA Tour in 1978.

1978

Won nine tournaments in 1978

She had a successful professional year in 1978 as she won nine tournaments and she also received several honors that year. For having a successful year as a sportswoman, she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in July 1978.

1979

Married to Tim Melton

In 1979, Nancy got married to Tim Melton. Tim Melton is a Houston sportscaster. However, this married life lasted only for short period of time. They finally got divorced in 1982. Her extra affair was revealed to be the reason behind this divorce. 

1982

Married to Ray Knight

Few weeks later after Nancy dissolved her first married life, she was found with Ray Knight. Ray Knight is a retired Major League Baseball corner infielder. He is popular for his games for Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets. They got married in October 1982.

2018

Current Net Worth

As of 2018, Nancy Lopez's net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. While in her playing career, Lopez made the average of $42,000 annually.

1987

Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame

Though she has won 48 LPGA Tour events as a professional golfer, she has only won three major championships and she won them in 1978, 1985 and 1989. In 1987, she was introduced into the World Golf Hall of Fame. 

1986

Hosted the show, Nancy Lopez Hospice Golf Classic

Besides her successful professional career, she has also been active in several charitable works. In 1986, she hosted the show, Nancy Lopez Hospice Golf Classic for Albany Community Hospice. She hosted this show to raise money for them.

Content

Nancy Lopez who has won 48 LPGA Tour events is a retired American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1977. She was also inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1987. Lopez is also the LPGA Tour Money Winner‎(1978‎, 1979, ‎1985) and 1987 LPGA William and Mousie Powell Award‎ winner.

Talented and successful lady, Nancy was born as Nancy Marie Lopez in Torrance, California, the United States of America to Marina Lopez and Domingo Lopez. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

Nancy had a successful career since she was an amateur player. At the age of 12, she became the champion of New Mexico Women's Amateur. She also won 1972 and 1974, U.S. Girls' Junior.

In 1975, she completed her high school graduation from "Goddard High School". That year, she also took part in U.S. Women's Open where she became the runner-up. She turned professional in 1977 and played her first full session LPGA Tour in 1978.

Lopez had a successful professional year in 1978 as she won nine tournaments and she also received several honors. The following year, she also won 8 tournaments.

Talking about her personal life, in 1979, Nancy got married to her long-term boyfriend Tim Melton,  Houston sportscaster. However, their marital relationship lasted only fa or short period of time and they finally got divorced in 1982 after going through a lot of controversies.

A few weeks later after Nancy dissolved her first married life, she was found with Ray Knight. Ray Knight is a retired Major League Baseball corner infielder. They got married in October 1982. As a married couple, Nancy and Ray welcomed three daughters together: Ashley Marie Knight (born in 1983), Erinn Shea Knight (born in 1986) and Torri Heather Knight (born in 1991).

The couple after 27 years of relationship got divorced in 2009.

Along with Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, she serves as a National Ambassador with AIM.

As of 2018, Nancy Lopez is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $10 million.