About the U.S. Women's Open:
2014 US Women's Open
When: June 19-22
Where: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina
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.
Inbee Park, 280
I.K. Kim, 284
So Yeon Ryu, 287
Paula Creamer, 289
Angela Stanford, 289
Jodi Ewart-Shadoff, 289
Brittany Lang, 290
Jessica Korda, 290
Na Yeon Choi took a 6-stroke lead into the final round and went on to win by four strokes for her first major championship. Choi carded a 73 in the final round, but ran into trouble in the middle of her round. She triple-bogied the 10th, and at one point her lead over Amy Yang was down to just two. Yang shot a 71 in the last round to finish second.
U.S. Women's Open Records:
- Low round: 63 — Helen Alfredsson, first round, 1994
- Low total: 272 - Annika Sorenstam, 1996; Juli Inkster, 1999
U.S. Women's Open Golf Courses:
- 2013 - Sebonack Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y.
- 2012 - Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wisc.
- 2011 - The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo.
- 2010 - Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
- 2009 - Saucon Valley Country Club, Bethlehem, Pa.
- 2014 - Pinehurst No. 2, Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
- 2015 - Lancaster Country Club, Lancaster, Pa.
- 2016 - CordeValle Golf Club, San Martin, Calif.
- 2017 - Trump National, Bedminster, N.J.
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:
2012 - Na Yeon Choi
2011 - So Yeon Ryu
2010 - Paula Creamer
2009 - Eun-Hee Ji
2008 - Inbee Park
2007 - Cristie Kerr
2006 - Annika Sorenstam
Full List of U.S. Women's Open Winners