In addition, however, there is the Pepsi Grand Prix, which awards points for each tournament finish and a $10,000 prize at season's end. And there are tournaments in England in November and New Zealand in December.
"I hope to hit $100,000 without going overseas," she says.
Although the Ladies Professional Golf Association has been in existence for 20 years, Carol Mann's $49,000 in 1969 topped all women's professional sports earnings for one year. Mrs. King has already surpassed that figure in 1971.
Aside from the money and the honor of the accomplishment, she has another motive. Brother Randy Moffitt pitches for the Phoenix Giants and was San Francisco's early draft choice in 1969 out of Long Beach State in baseball's free-agent draft.
"Dad never encouraged Randy to play tennis because there wasn't any money in it," Mrs. King explained happily. "But you know what? I'll bet I've made more money this year than Randy has, bonus included."
SOCCER MUST LIVE
Prices of burial plots in Nevsehir, Turkey have risen from $7 to $14. The mayor says the money will be used to raise the salaries of the town's soccer team.
THE DUKE MAKES A DEAL
It was almost certainly no coincidence that just a week after hiring Wayne Duke as Big Ten (Western Conference) commissioner, the conference announced that henceforth it would allow its football champions to make two or more consecutive appearances in the Rose Bowl.
Twenty-five years have passed since the Big Ten agreed to send a team to the Rose Bowl each year. But even then it agreed only to send a "representative" team. The Big Ten champion of a given season, if it happened to repeat, could not go to Pasadena the second year. The idea was to prevent one team or another from dominating the conference by attracting top-level high school athletes eager for a chance at several Rose Bowl games.
As a result, other colleges moved into Big Ten recruiting territory and told prospects something like: " Ohio State's going to the Rose Bowl in a year or two, and you'll just be sitting on the bench as a sophomore. But when you're playing first string, they won't be eligible because they can't go twice to the Bowl."