Perhaps the only thing that does bother Kathy is the pressure of being No. 1. "You're never allowed to have a bad round," she says, "and you're supposed to win all the time. You try, sure, but you can't do it every week. There has got to be a value placed on pleasure, not just winning. I think Mickey puts too much emphasis on winning every time she tees it up, and when she doesn't win it discourages her to the point where she has to get away. Sure I want to win. But not at that expense."
What Kathy wants to win most, though, is the battle for No. 1 that will begin next March, when the tour resumes in Florida. "Everywhere we go," she said, "Mickey still is considered No. 1. It's never: 'Who's playing this week?' It's always: 'Is Mickey playing this week?' That's all some people ever care about." It's difficult to try harder when you're already No. 1, but Kathy will work at it this winter. It would be no fun to be No. 2 again.