Judy Rankin burst upon the golf scene at age 15 when she played in her first U.S. Women's Open. She won 26 tournaments on the LPGA Tour from 1968-1979 including the 1976 Dinah Shore. In 1976 Rankin was the first woman to break the $100,000 mark for a single season. A two-time player of the year (1976, 1977), she also won the Vare Trophy three times for the lowest stroke average (1973, 1976, 1977). Rankin successfully captained the U.S. team to victory in the 1996 and 1998 Solheim Cup competitions. She is currently a commentator for men's and women's golf on ABC. She was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.