Kris talks about her life in this video memoir.
Kris has been a professional golfer for 30 years. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 1987 and joined the LPGA tour in 1988. Kris and Billy Andrade teamed up to win the JC Penney Mixed Team Classic in 1991 and Kris won the Northgate Computer Classic in 1992. She finished 2nd in two majors, the 1996 U.S. Open to Annika Sorenstam and the 1997 Nabisco Dinah Shore to Betsy King. Kris has earned nearly $3 million in prize money in her career and her 8 under par, 29, still stands as a British open 9-hole record.
Kris received the Heather Farr award in 2000 after coming back from her first of many hip surgeries and in 2002 she was named one of 10 outstanding young Americans presented by the United States Junior Chamber.
Kris now plays on the Legends of the LPGA Tour. She won the Walgreens Charity Classic in 2015 and helped the US team retain the Handa Cup that same year. Kris's heartwarming account of her 15-year friendship with golf legend Ben Hogan, captured in her memoir, "Mr. Hogan, The Man I Knew," has rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
In 1999, Sports Illustrated named Kris one of the 50 GREATEST ATHLETES OF THE 20TH CENTURY by state from South Dakota.
Kris is the daughter of Dick Tschetter, an ophthalmologist, and mom Mary Jane. She won six South Dakota Golf Association (SDGA) Championships between 1979 and 1986, including four consecutive Women’s Amateur championships from 1983-86. She also won the 1983 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Tournament of Champions and qualified for the 1984 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 1987 after a stellar career in which she was named all-conference three times and finished ninth in the 1987 NCAA Championship. She is in the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame, the South Dakota Golf Hall of Fame and the Texas Christian University Hall of Fame.