Caponi played the LPGA Tour for 23 seasons between the years of 1965 and 1988. In that time, she collected four majors, including back-to-back United States Open Championships in 69 and 70. As the victory in 69 marked her first win on tour, she became one of only 13 women to have taken their first title at the U.S. Open. Her win in 70 made her one of just six women to have successfully repeated as champion.
Caponi achieved perhaps her finest season in 1980, however, as she won five times on tour and collected $220,619 in prize money. The next year in 81, she became just the third woman to break the $1 million mark in career earnings.
Today, Caponi serves as one of the top analysts in the game here at The Golf Channel.
While Caponi has been nominated for the Hall of Fame, she has not yet been officially inducted. Later in the year, shortly after the Kathy Ireland Championship Honoring Harvey Penick, a mail-in vote will commence for the players of the tour. Should Caponi receive 75% of the vote, she will officially be inducted.
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