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U.S. Women's Open Golf Tournament


U.S. Women's Open golf tournament

The trophy awarded to the winner of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament.

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About the U.S. Women's Open:

The U.S. Women's Open, conducted by the United States Golf Association, has been held every year since 1946. The first tournament was played at match play, but in every other year the format has been stroke play.

2014 US Women's Open
Michelle Wie earned her first win in a major championship by two strokes over runner-up Stacy Lewis. Wie began the day at 2-under, tied for the lead with Amy Yang. Yang fell back, shooting 74, but Lewis charged up the leaderboard with a 66 and posted even-par playing several holes ahead of Wie. Wie led by three until double-bogeying the 16th hole, but she responded to that bad hole by birdying the 17th. That pushed her lead back to two strokes, and par at the final hole closed it out. Read more

Final Leaders
Michelle Wie, 278
Stacy Lewis, 280
Stephanie Meadow, 281
Amy Yang, 282
Meena Lee, 283
So Yeon Ryu, 283

Profile of Pinehurst No. 2
Learn more about the site of this year's US Women's Open, the famed Pinehurst No. 2 course. This profile includes history and trivia.

Poll: How many more majors will Michelle Wie win? (click your choice to cast vote)

2013 Tournament
Inbee Park won her second career U.S. Women's Open, taking this one by four strokes over runner-up I.K. Kim. Park finished at 8-under 280, one of only three players to finish the tournament under par. It was also Park's third straight win in a major - she started the 2013 season by winning the first three majors on the schedule. Read more

US Women's Open Official Web site

U.S. Women's Open Records:

  • Low round: 63 — Helen Alfredsson, first round, 1994
  • Low total: 272 - Annika Sorenstam, 1996; Juli Inkster, 1999

More U.S. Women's Open Records

U.S. Women's Open Golf Courses:

Recent Sites

Full List of U.S. Women's Open Golf Courses

Future Sites

  • 2015 - Lancaster Country Club, Lancaster, Pa.
  • 2016 - CordeValle Golf Club, San Martin, Calif.
  • 2017 - Trump National, Bedminster, N.J.
  • 2018 - Shoal Creek Country Club, Shoal Creek, Alabama

U.S. Women's Open Trivia and Notes:

  • The U.S. Women's Open is the only USGA championship that was started by another organization. The Women's Professional Golf Association, a precursor to the LPGA, founded the Women's Open in 1946. The USGA took over the tournament in 1953.

  • The purse for the first Women's Open totaled $19,700. According to the USGA, that sum was raised by the Spokane (Wash.) Athletic Round Table through that organization's slot machine proceeds.

  • Patty Berg defeated Betty Jameson, 5-and-4, in the 36-hole championship match of the first U.S. Women's Open in 1946, which is also the only time match play has been the format.

  • Betsy Rawls was the first four-time winner of the U.S. Women's Open, and Mickey Wright the only other four-time winner.

  • The U.S. Women's Open was first televised in 1965, when only the final round was shown.

  • Nancy Lopez finished second as an amateur in 1975, but never won this tournament.

  • Fourteen golfers have won the U.S. Women's Open to record their first recognized LPGA Tour victory. Those include Donna Caponi (1969), Laura Davies (1987) and Annika Sorenstam (1995).

  • In 2007, Alexis Thompson became the youngest golfer to make it through qualifying and into the U.S. Women's Open, at 12 years, 4 months. But the youngest player in the field was Beverly Klass, who was just 10 1/2 years old when she played in 1967 (there was no qualifying at that time).

  • Inbee Park won her second overall U.S. Women's Open in 2013, but it was her third consecutive major championship win of the year. Park became only the second player in the history of women's pro golf to win the first three majors of the season.

U.S. Women's Open - Past Champions:

2014 - Michelle Wie
2013 - Inbee Park
2012 - Na Yeon Choi
2011 - So Yeon Ryu
2010 - Paula Creamer
2009 - Eun-Hee Ji
Full List of U.S. Women's Open Winners

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