A prolific winner in the 1980s and 1990s, King claimed the AIG Women's Open title in 1985 at Moor Park.
The American had been a distant second in the same event at Woburn in 1984, when Ayako Okamoto triumphed by a record margin of 11 shots, but there was no stopping King 12 months later as a final-round 73 saw her finish two ahead of Marta Figueras-Dotti.
King was only just getting started. Six major titles would duly come her way, her first and last coming 10 years apart at the Kraft Nabisco Championships of 1987 and 1997. She also won the same event in 1990, the year she claimed a second successive U.S. Women's Open title, and the LPGA Championship in 1992.
A World Golf Hall of Famer, King ended her career with 34 LPGA Tour successes, putting her 14th on the all-time list.