PALM HARBOR (Fla.) — Jan Stephenson has been diagnosed as a breast cancer survivor. She is a three-time major champion golfer and a World Golf Hall of Fame member.
Her Crossroads Foundation” said Thursday that stage 3 cancer had been diagnosed and that the 71 year-old Australian will be starting chemotherapy and radiation treatments in the next two weeks.
Stephenson stated that it meant so much to him for all his family and friends to support him. I have faced some difficult times in my career, but I managed to survive. This is another difficult hole that is uphill and against the wind. Youll be back on my next downhill hole and downwind hole.
Stephenson was one of the first to introduce sex appeal to women’s golf, a part of the design by Ray Volpe, former LPGA Tour Commissioner. Stephensons most memorable moment was when she posed in a bathtub with her body only covered by golf balls.
She won 16 times on LPGA Tour including three majors. To complete her career Grand Slam, she was missing the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
She was inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame 2019 and also received an Order of Australia Medal.
Her foundation supports disabled veterans of the military and first responders.