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The United States
United States
Women's Open Golf
Golf
Championship, one of thirteen national championships conducted by the United States
United States
Golf
Golf
Association (USGA), is the oldest of the LPGA
LPGA
Tour's five major championships, which includes the ANA Inspiration, Women's PGA Championship, Women's British Open, and The Evian Championship. Established 72 years ago in 1946, the U.S. Women's Open is the only event to have been recognized as a major by the LPGA
LPGA
since the group's founding in 1950. Originally operated by the Women's Professional Golfers Association (WPGA) for its first three years and the LPGA
LPGA
for the next four, it became a USGA event in 1953.[1] Usually held in early July, the U.S. Women's Open is the third major of the LPGA
LPGA
season and has the highest purse in women's golf, at $5.0 million in 2017. Unlike the U.S. Open, the U.S. Women's Open is not globally recognized as a major championship. The Ladies European Tour does not sanction any of the three majors held in the United States, and the LPGA
LPGA
of Japan Tour has its own set of majors. The significance of this is limited, as the LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
is the dominant tour in women's golf. In 2007, international players outnumbered Americans for the first time.[2] The 2008 tournament was won by 19-year-old South Korean Inbee Park, who became the event's youngest winner ever. The 2012 championship, won by Choi Na-yeon, was played July 5–8 at Blackwolf Run
Blackwolf Run
in Kohler, Wisconsin, which previously hosted the event in 1998, won by Pak Se-ri
Pak Se-ri
in a Monday playoff that extended to 20 holes.[3] The Original Championship Course for 2012 played just under 7,000 yards (6,400 m), over 500 yards (460 m) longer than in 1998.[4] Beginning in 2018, the U.S. Women's Open will be held prior to its men's counterpart (rather than following it and the U.S. Senior Open), in order to "provide optimum playing conditions for the world's best players across a broader variety of the country's finest golf courses."[5]

Contents

1 Qualification 2 Winners 3 Multiple champions 4 Champions by nationality 5 Future sites 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Qualification[edit] The U.S. Women's Open is open to any professional or amateur female golfer. Amateurs must have an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 2.4,[6] lowered in 2014 from 4.4 in 2013.[7] Players may obtain a place by being exempt or by competing successfully in qualifying. In 2002, a two-stage method of qualification was introduced: 18 holes for local qualifying and 36 holes for sectional qualifying. In 2010, the qualification process reverted to a single sectional stage of 36 holes played on a single day. The criteria for exemption from qualifying has changed through the years. In 2010, there were eleven exemption categories, including winners of the U.S. Women's Open for the last ten years, winners of the other three majors for the last five years, the top 50 from the previous year's LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
money list, the top five from the previous year's Japan LPGA
LPGA
Tour, Korea LPGA
LPGA
Tour, and Ladies European Tour money lists, and official winners of LPGA
LPGA
co-sponsored events for the 52-week period prior to the U.S. Women's Open.[8] There is no upper or lower age limit. The youngest-ever qualifiers were 11-year-old Lucy Li in 2014,[9] and 12-year-old Lexi Thompson
Lexi Thompson
in 2007.[10] Winners[edit] See also: List of U.S. Women's Open (golf) champions The number following some winners' names indicates the cumulative number of U.S. Women's Open wins for that player.

Year Champion Country Venue Location Score To par Purse ($)[11] Winner's share ($)

2017 Park Sung-hyun  South Korea Trump National Golf
Golf
Club Bedminster, NJ 277 −11 5,000,000 900,000

2016 Brittany Lang  United States CordeValle Golf
Golf
Club San Martin, CA 282 −6 PO 4,500,000 810,000

2015 Chun In-gee  South Korea Lancaster Country Club Lancaster, PA 272 −8 4,500,000 810,000

2014 Michelle Wie  United States Pinehurst Resort, Course No. 2 Pinehurst, NC 278 −2 4,000,000 720,000

2013 Inbee Park
Inbee Park
(2)  South Korea Sebonack Golf
Golf
Club Southampton, NY 280 −8 3,250,000 585,000

2012 Choi Na-yeon  South Korea Blackwolf Run, composite course Kohler, WI 281 −7 3,250,000 585,000

2011 Ryu So-yeon  South Korea Broadmoor Golf
Golf
Club, East Course Colorado
Colorado
Springs, CO 281 −3 PO 3,250,000 585,000

2010 Paula Creamer  United States Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, PA 281 −3 3,250,000 585,000

2009 Ji Eun-hee  South Korea Saucon Valley Country Club Bethlehem, PA 284 E 3,250,000 585,000

2008 Inbee Park  South Korea Interlachen Country Club Edina, MN 283 −9 3,250,000 585,000

2007 Cristie Kerr  United States Pine Needles Lodge and Golf
Golf
Club Southern Pines, NC 279 −5 3,100,000 560,000

2006 Annika Sörenstam
Annika Sörenstam
(3)  Sweden Newport Country Club Newport, RI 284 E PO 3,100,000 560,000

2005 Birdie Kim  South Korea Cherry Hills Country Club Cherry Hills Village, CO 287 +3 3,100,000 560,000

2004 Meg Mallon
Meg Mallon
(2)  United States The Orchards Golf
Golf
Club South Hadley, MA 274 −10 3,100,000 560,000

2003 Hilary Lunke  United States Pumpkin Ridge Golf
Golf
Club, Witch Hollow Course North Plains, OR 283 −1 PO 3,100,000 560,000

2002 Juli Inkster
Juli Inkster
(2)  United States Prairie Dunes Golf
Golf
Club Hutchinson, KS 276 −4 3,000,000 535,000

2001 Karrie Webb
Karrie Webb
(2)  Australia Pine Needles Lodge and Golf
Golf
Club Southern Pines, NC 273 −7 2,900,000 520,000

2000 Karrie Webb  Australia Merit Club Libertyville, IL 282 −6 2,750,000 500,000

1999 Juli Inkster  United States Old Waverly Golf
Golf
Club West Point, MS 272 −16 1,750,000 315,000

1998 Pak Se-ri  South Korea Blackwolf Run, composite course Kohler, WI 290 +6 PO 1,500,000 267,500

1997 Alison Nicholas  England Pumpkin Ridge Golf
Golf
Club, Witch Hollow Course North Plains, OR 274 −10 1,300,000 232,500

1996 Annika Sörenstam
Annika Sörenstam
(2)  Sweden Pine Needles Lodge and Golf
Golf
Club Southern Pines, NC 272 −8 1,200,000 212,500

1995 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden Broadmoor Golf
Golf
Club, East Course Colorado
Colorado
Springs, CO 278 −2 1,000,000 175,000

1994 Patty Sheehan
Patty Sheehan
(2)  United States Indianwood Golf
Golf
and Country Club, Old Course Lake Orion, MI 277 −7 850,000 155,000

1993 Lauri Merten  United States Crooked Stick Golf
Golf
Club Carmel, IN 280 −8 800,000 144,000

1992 Patty Sheehan  United States Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, PA 280 −4 PO 700,000 130,000

1991 Meg Mallon  United States Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, TX 283 −1 600,000 110,000

1990 Betsy King (2)  United States Atlanta
Atlanta
Athletic Club, Riverside Course Duluth, GA[N 1] 284 −4 500,000 85,000

1989 Betsy King  United States Indianwood Golf
Golf
and Country Club, Old Course Lake Orion, MI 278 −2 450,000 80,000

1988 Liselotte Neumann  Sweden Baltimore
Baltimore
Country Club, Five Farms, East Course Baltimore, MD 277 −7 400,000 70,000

1987 Laura Davies  England Plainfield Country Club Edison, NJ 285 −3 PO 325,000 55,000

1986 Jane Geddes  United States NCR Country Club Kettering, OH 287 −1 PO 300,000 50,000

1985 Kathy Baker  United States Baltusrol Golf
Golf
Club, Upper Course Springfield, NJ 280 −8 250,000 41,975

1984 Hollis Stacy (3)  United States Salem Country Club Peabody, MA 290 +2 225,000 36,000

1983 Jan Stephenson  Australia Cedar Ridge Country Club Broken Arrow, OK 290 +6 200,000 32,780

1982 Janet Alex  United States Del Paso Country Club Sacramento, CA 283 −5 175,000 27,315

1981 Pat Bradley  United States La Grange Country Club La Grange, IL 279 −9 150,000 22,000

1980 Amy Alcott  United States Richland Country Club Nashville, TN 280 −4 140,000 20,047

1979 Jerilyn Britz  United States Brooklawn Country Club Fairfield, CT 284 E 125,000 19,000

1978 Hollis Stacy (2)  United States Country Club of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN 289 +5 100,000 15,000

1977 Hollis Stacy  United States Hazeltine National Golf
Golf
Club Chaska, MN 292 +4 75,000 11,040

1976 JoAnne Carner (2)  United States Rolling Green Golf
Golf
Club Springfield, PA 292 +8 PO 60,000 9,054

1975 Sandra Palmer  United States Atlantic City Country Club Northfield, NJ 295 +7 55,000 8,044

1974 Sandra Haynie  United States La Grange Country Club La Grange, IL 295 +7 40,000 6,073

1973 Susie Berning (3)  United States Country Club of Rochester Rochester, NY 290 +2 40,000 6,000

1972 Susie Berning (2)  United States Winged Foot Golf
Golf
Club, East Course Mamaroneck, NY 299 +11 40,000 6,000

1971 JoAnne Carner  United States Kahkwa Club Erie, PA 288 E 31,000 5,000

1970 Donna Caponi (2)  United States Muskogee Country Club Muskogee, OK 287 −1 30,000 5,000

1969 Donna Caponi  United States Scenic Hills Country Club Pensacola, FL 294 +6 31,040 5,000

1968 Susie Berning  United States Moselem Springs Golf
Golf
Club Fleetwood, PA 289 +5 25,000 5,000

1967 Catherine Lacoste (a)  France The Homestead Hot Springs, VA 294 +6 25,000 0

1966 Sandra Spuzich  United States Hazeltine National Golf
Golf
Club Chaska, MN 297 +9 20,000 4,000

1965 Carol Mann  United States Atlantic City Country Club Northfield, NJ 290 +2 17,780 3,800

1964 Mickey Wright (4)  United States San Diego Country Club Chula Vista, CA 290 −2 PO 9,900 2,090

1963 Mary Mills  United States Kenwood Country Club Cincinnati, OH 289 −3 9,000 1,900

1962 Murle Lindstrom  United States Dunes Golf
Golf
and Beach Club Myrtle Beach, SC 301 +13 8,000 1,800

1961 Mickey Wright (3)  United States Baltusrol Golf
Golf
Club, Lower Course Springfield, NJ 293 +5 8,000 1,800

1960 Betsy Rawls (4)  United States Worcester Country Club Worcester, MA 292 +4 7,200 1,710

1959 Mickey Wright (2)  United States Churchill Valley Country Club Pittsburgh, PA 287 −1 7,200 1,800

1958 Mickey Wright  United States Forest Lake Country Club Bloomfield, MI 290 −2 7,200 1,800

1957 Betsy Rawls (3)  United States Winged Foot Golf
Golf
Club, East Course Mamaroneck, NY 299 +7 7,200 1,800

1956 Kathy Cornelius  United States Northland Country Club Duluth, MN 302 +11 PO 6,000 1,500

1955 Fay Crocker  Uruguay Wichita Country Club Wichita, KS 299 +11 7,500 2,000

1954 Babe Zaharias
Babe Zaharias
(3)  United States Salem Country Club Peabody, MA 291 +3 7,500 2,000

1953 Betsy Rawls (2)  United States Country Club of Rochester Rochester, NY 302 +10 PO 7,500 2,000

1952 Louise Suggs
Louise Suggs
(2)  United States Bala Golf
Golf
Club Philadelphia, PA 284 +8 7,500 1,750

1951 Betsy Rawls  United States Druid Hills Golf
Golf
Club Atlanta, GA 293 +5 7,500 1,500

1950 Babe Zaharias
Babe Zaharias
(2)  United States Rolling Hills Country Club Wichita, KS 291 −9 5,000 1,250

1949 Louise Suggs  United States Prince Georges Golf
Golf
and Country Club Landover, MD 291 −9 7,500 1,500

1948 Babe Zaharias  United States Atlantic City Country Club Northfield, NJ 300 E 7,500 1,200

1947 Betty Jameson  United States Starmount Forest Country Club Greensboro, NC 295 −9 7,500 1,200

1946 Patty Berg †  United States Spokane Country Club Spokane, WA 5&4 19,700 5,600

PO - Won in playoff (a) = Amateur † = Won 5 and 4 over Betty Jameson in 36-hole match play final

^ The club is located in a portion of the Duluth postal area that became part of the newly incorporated city of Johns Creek in 2006. Although the club is still served by the Duluth post office, it now lists its mailing address as Johns Creek.

Multiple champions[edit] This table lists the golfers who have won more than one U.S. Women's Open.

Deceased golfer †

Grand Slam winners ‡

Golfer Country Total Years

Betsy Rawls  United States 4 1951, 1953, 1957, 1960

Mickey Wright ‡  United States 4 1958, 1959, 1961, 1964

Babe Zaharias
Babe Zaharias
†  United States 3 1948, 1950, 1954

Susie Berning  United States 3 1968, 1972, 1973

Hollis Stacy  United States 3 1977, 1978, 1984

Annika Sörenstam
Annika Sörenstam
‡  Sweden 3 1995, 1996, 2006

Louise Suggs
Louise Suggs
‡  United States 2 1949, 1952

Donna Caponi  United States 2 1969, 1970

JoAnne Carner  United States 2 1971, 1976

Betsy King  United States 2 1989, 1990

Patty Sheehan  United States 2 1992, 1994

Karrie Webb
Karrie Webb
‡  Australia 2 2000, 2001

Juli Inkster
Juli Inkster
‡  United States 2 1999, 2002

Meg Mallon  United States 2 1991, 2004

Inbee Park  South Korea 2 2008, 2013

The defending champion has retained the title on seven occasions, most recently in 2001:

2001 - Karrie Webb 1996 - Annika Sörenstam 1990 - Betsy King 1978 - Hollis Stacy 1973 - Susie Berning 1970 - Donna Caponi 1959 - Mickey Wright

Through 2016, three consecutive championships has not been achieved. Champions by nationality[edit] This table lists the total number of titles won by golfers of each nationality.

Nationality Wins

 United States 51

 South Korea 8

 Sweden 4

 Australia 3

 England 2

 France 1

 Uruguay 1

Future sites[edit]

  Year   Course Location Dates

2018 Shoal Creek Golf
Golf
and Country Club Shoal Creek, Alabama May 31 – June 3

2019 Country Club of Charleston Charleston, South Carolina May 30 – June 2

2020 Champions Golf
Golf
Club, Cypress Creek Course Houston, Texas June 4–7

2021 The Olympic Club, Lake Course San Francisco, California June 3–6

2022 Pine Needles Lodge and Golf
Golf
Club Southern Pines, North Carolina June 2–5

2023 Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach
Golf
Golf
Links Pebble Beach, California June 1–4

Source:[4][12] See also[edit]

Golf
Golf
portal

Golf
Golf
in the United States

References[edit]

^ "U.S. Women's Open: History". USGA. 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2013.  ^ "U.S. Women's Open Notebook". PGA Tour. Associated Press. June 26, 2007. Retrieved March 6, 2013.  ^ Clarke, Liz (July 7, 1998). "Pak wins Open on 92nd hole". Spokesman-Review. p. C1. Retrieved March 6, 2013.  ^ a b "2012 U.S. Women's Open: Fact Sheet". USGA. Retrieved March 6, 2013.  ^ "Shoal Creek to Host 2018 U.S. Women's Open". USGA. May 26, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2017.  ^ "U.S. Women's Open sectional qualifying complete". USGA. June 4, 2014. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2014.  ^ "2013 Women's Open Fact Sheet". USGA. 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2014.  ^ "2010 U.S. Open Qualifying". Archived from the original on June 12, 2009.  ^ "Lucy Li, 11, qualifies for U.S. Open". ESPN. Retrieved May 20, 2014.  ^ Dixon, Peter (June 30, 2007). "Thompson proves that youngsters can have fun". The Times. London. Retrieved April 24, 2008.  ^ "1946-2010 - US Women's Open - history - purses & winners' shares" (PDF). LPGA. Retrieved July 31, 2011.  ^ "U.S. Women's Open to be played at Shoal Creek in Alabama in 2018". PGA of America. Associated Press. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 

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