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.