A year after beating her bout with breast cancer in 2006, Rankin, a World Golf Hall of Fame member, helped start Pink Links, a class designed to promote the healing process for breast cancer survivors through the game of golf.
Her experience with the disease emboldened her to reach out to breast cancer survivors needing help in recovery.
As an LPGA pro, Rankin was a fierce competitor, amassing, 26 wins, three Vare Trophies, two money titles and two Player of the Year awards.
When her playing days ended, Rankin embarked on a successful career as a golf broadcaster, which included being the first woman to work full-time on broadcasts of men's events.
Now 63, Rankin has become one of the most respected women in the golf community. She lives in Midland, Texas, with her husband, Yippy Rankin.