Tschetter, a 14-year tour member, fought through a career-threatening hip injury to finish the season 36th on the 2001 money list with $288,839.
She first began experiencing hip pains in 1997, and competed in only 15 tournaments in 2000 ' missing eight cuts and ending the year 117th in earnings.
I knew Heather for a very long time, Tschetter said. She was definitely a fighter and the perfect person to name this award after. It feels very good to get this award because it means that my peers noticed how tough my road to recovery was.
The LPGA established the award in 1994 to honor Farr, a tour player who died in 1993, following a four-and-a-half year battle with breast cancer.
Wendy Ward also picked up some hardware, winning the William and Mousie Powell Award. The award recognizes a player who, 'in the opinion of her playing peers, through her behavior and deeds best exemplifies the spirit, ideals and values of the LPGA.'
Since she arrived on tour six years ago, Wendy not only has emerged as one of our leading players, but has perseverance and is respected and admired by fans and players alike, said LPGA Tour Commissioner Ty Votaw.
Her positive attitude, composure and charming personality have captured the hearts of LPGA fans.
Ward earned a pair of top-3s this season and finished 12th on the money list.
The award was named after the late Mousie Powell, who was a close supporter of the LPGA from the 1950s until her death in 1997. She was married to William Powell, one of Hollywoods leading actors of his time. The award is intended to recognize the qualities of sportsmanship, which are not reserved only for winners.
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