U.S. Women's Open Champions

Conducted by Women’s Professional Golfers Association (1946-48)

1946: Patty Berg d. Betty Jameson, 5 and 4; Spokane (Wash.) C.C.; Medalist — 145, Patty Berg

(All stroke play from 1947-present)

1947: Betty Jameson, 295; a-Sally Sessions 301-4; a-Polly Riley, 301-5; Starmount Forest C.C., Greensboro, N.C.

1948: Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 300; Betty Hicks, 308; Atlantic City C.C., Northfield, N.J.

Conducted by Ladies Professional Golf Association (1949-52)

1949: Louise Suggs, 291; Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 305; Prince Georges G. & C.C., Landover, Md.

1950: Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 291; a-Betsy Rawls, 300; Rolling Hills C.C., Wichita, Kan.

1951: Betsy Rawls, 293; Louise Suggs, 298; Druid Hills G.C., Atlanta, Ga.

1952: Louise Suggs, 284; Marlene Bauer, Betty Jameson, 291; Bala G.C., Philadelphia, Pa.

Conducted by United States Golf Association (1953-Present)

1953: Betsy Rawls, 302 (+6)-71; Jacqueline Pung, 302-77; Country Club of Rochester (N.Y.); Entries: 37

1954: Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 291 (+3); Betty Hicks, 303; Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass.; Entries: 58

1955: Fay Crocker, 299; Louise Suggs, Mary Lena Faulk, 303; Wichita (Kan.) C.C.; Entries: 49

1956: Kathy Cornelius, 302 (+7)-75; a-Barbara McIntire, 302-82; Northland C.C., Duluth, Minn.; Entries: 46

1957: Betsy Rawls, 299 (+7); Patty Berg, 305; Winged Foot G.C. (East Course), Mamaroneck, N.Y.; Entries: 98

1958: Mickey Wright, 290 (-2); Louise Suggs, 295; Forest Lake C.C., Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Entries: 57

1959: Mickey Wright, 287 (+7); Louise Suggs, 289; Churchill Valley C.C., Pittsburgh, Pa.; Entries: 63

1960: Betsy Rawls, 292 (+4); Joyce Ziske, 293; Worcester (Mass.) C.C.; Entries: 57

1961: Mickey Wright, 293 (+5); Betsy Rawls, 299; Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, N.J.; Entries: 85

1962: Murle Lindstrom, 301 (+13); Ruth Jessen, JoAnn Prentice, 303; Dunes G. & B.C., Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Entries: 70

1963: Mary Mills, 289 (-3); Sandra Haynie; Louise Suggs, 292; Kenwood C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio; Entries: 84

1964: Mickey Wright, 290 (-2)-70; Ruth Jessen, 290-72; San Diego C.C., Chula Vista, Calif.; Entries: 57

1965: Carol Mann, 290 (+2); Kathy Cornelius, 292;Atlantic City C.C., Northfield, N.J.; Entries: 84

1966: Sandra Spuzich, 297 (+9); Carol Mann, 298; Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn.; Entries: 101

1967: a-Catherine Lacoste, 294 (+10); Susie Maxwell, Beth Stone, 296; Virginia Hot Springs G. & T.C. (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Va.; Entries: 98

1968: Susie Maxwell Berning, 289 (+5); Mickey Wright, 292; Moselem Springs G.C., Fleetwood, Pa.; Entries: 104

1969: Donna Caponi, 294 (+2); Peggy Wilson, 295; Scenic Hills C.C., Pensacola, Fla.; Entries: 99

1970: Donna Caponi, 287 (+3), Sandra Haynie, Sandra Spuzich, 288; Muskogee (Okla.) C.C.; Entries: 131

1971: JoAnne Gunderson Carner, 288 (E); Kathy Whitworth, 295; Kahkwa Club, Erie, Pa.; Entries: 141

1972: Susie Maxwell Berning, 299 (+11); Kathy Ahern, Pam Barnett, Judy Rankin, 300; Winged Foot G.C. (East Course), Mamaroneck, N.Y.; Entries: 176

1973: Susie Maxwell Berning, 290 (+2); Shelley Hamlin, Gloria Ehret, 295; Country Club of Rochester (N.Y.); Entries: 150

1974: Sandra Haynie, 295 (+7); Beth Stone, Carol Mann, 296; La Grange (Ill.) C.C.; Entries: 155

1975: Sandra Palmer, 295 (+7); a-Nancy Lopez, JoAnne Gunderson Carner, Sandra Post, 299; Atlantic City C.C., Northfield, N.J.; Entries: 175

1976: JoAnne Gunderson Carner, 292 (+8)-76; Sandra Palmer, 292-78; Rolling Green G.C., Springfield, Pa.; Entries: 205

1977: Hollis Stacy, 292 (+4); Nancy Lopez, 294; Hazeltine National G.C.; Chaska, Minn.; Entries: 197

1978: Hollis Stacy, 289 (+5); JoAnne Gunderson Carner, Sally Little, 290; Country Club of Indianapolis (Ind.); Entries: 297

1979: Jerilyn Britz, 284 (E); Debbie Massey, Sandra Palmer, 286; Brooklawn C.C., Fairfield, Conn.; Entries: 335

1980: Amy Alcott, 280 (-4); Hollis Stacy, 289; Richland C.C., Nashville, Tenn.; Entries: 337

1981: Pat Bradley, 279 (-9); Beth Daniel, 280; La Grange (Ill.) C.C.; Entries: 434

1982: Janet Alex, 283 (-5); Sandra Haynie, Donna H. White, JoAnne Gunderson Carner, Beth Daniel, 289; Del Paso C.C., Sacramento, Calif.; Entries: 360

1983: Jan Stephenson, 290 (+6); JoAnne Gunderson Carner, Patty Sheehan, 291; Cedar Ridge C.C., Tulsa, Okla.; Entries: 414

1984: Hollis Stacy, 290 (+2); Rosie Jones, 291; Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass.; Entries: 558

1985: Kathy (Baker) Guadagnino, 280 (-8); Judy Clark, 283; Baltusrol G.C. (Upper Course), Springfield, N.J.; Entries: 626

1986: (July 10-13) Jane Geddes, 287 (-1)-71; Sally Little, 287-73; NCR C.C., Kettering, Ohio; Entries: 704

1987: Laura Davies, 285 (-3)-71; Ayako Okamoto, 285-73; JoAnne Gunderson Carner, 285-74; Plainfield (N.J.) C.C.; Entries: 712

1988: Liselotte Neumann, 277 (-7); Patty Sheehan, 280; Baltimore (Md.) C.C. (Five Farms, East Course); Entries: 736

1989: Betsy King, 278 (-6); Nancy Lopez, 282; Indianwood G. & C.C. (Old Course), Lake Orion, Mich.; Entries: 736

1990: Betsy King, 284 (-4); Patty Sheehan, 285; Atlanta Athletic Club (Riverside Course), Duluth, Ga.; Entries: 785

1991: Meg Mallon, 283 (-1); Pat Bradley, 285; Colonial C.C., Fort Worth, Texas; Entries: 865

1992: Patty Sheehan, 280 (-4)-72; Juli Inkster, 280-74; Oakmont (Pa.) C.C.; Entries: 843

1993: Lauri Merten, 280 (-8); Donna Andrews, Helen Alfredsson, 281; Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind.; Entries: 850

1994: Patty Sheehan, 277 (-7); Tammie Green, 278; Indianwood G. & C.C. (Old Course), Lake Orion, Mich.; Entries: 858

1995: Annika Sorenstam, 278 (-6); Meg Mallon, 279; Broadmoor G.C. (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colo.; Entries: 826

1996: Annika Sorenstam, 272 (-8); Kris Tschetter, 278; Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C.; Entries: 875

1997: Alison Nicholas, 274 (-10); Nancy Lopez, 275; Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore.; Entries: 830

1998: Se Ri Pak, 290 (+6) 73-5-3; a-Jenny Chuasiriporn, 290-73-5-4; Blackwolf Run G.C., Kohler, Wis.; Entries: 925

1999: Juli Inkster, 272 (-16); Sherri Turner, 277; Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss.; Entries: 844

2000: Karrie Webb, 282 (-6); Cristie Kerr, Meg Mallon, 287; The Merit Club, Gurnee, Ill.; Entries: 953

2001: Karrie Webb, 273 (-7); Se Ri Pak, 281; Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C.; Entries: 980

2002: Juli Inkster, 276 (-4); Annika Sorenstam, 278; Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan.; Entries: 971

2003: Hilary Lunke 283 (-1) 70; Angela Stanford 283-71; Kelly Robbins 283-73; Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore.; Entries: 929

2004: Meg Mallon 274 (-10); Annika Sorenstam 276; Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass.; Entries: 1,097

2005: Birdie Kim 287 (+3); a-Morgan Pressel, a-Brittany Lang, 289; Cherry Hills C.C., Cherry Hills Village, Colo.; Entries: 1,158

2006: Annika Sorenstam 284 (E) 70; Pat Hurst 284-74; Newport (R.I.) C.C.; Entries: 1,097

2007: Cristie Kerr 279 (-5); Lorena Ochoa, Angela Park 281; Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C.; Entries: 1,251

2008: Inbee Park 283 (-9); Helen Alfredsson 287; Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn.; Entries: 1,236

2009: Eun-Hee Ji 284 (E); Candie Kung 285; Saucon Valley C.C. (Old Course), Bethlehem, Pa.; Entries: 1,278

2010: Paula Creamer 281 (-3); Na Yeon Choi, Suzann Pettersen 285; Oakmont (Pa.) C.C.; Entries: 1,296 

2011: #-So Yeon Ryu 281 (-3)-10; Hee Kyung Seo, 281-13; The Broadmoor (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colo.; Entries: 1,295

2012: Na Yeon Choi 281 (-7); Amy Yang 285; Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wis.; Entries: §1,364

a = amateur
# = Three-hole playoff

= Record score (1996, 1999)

§ = Record entry (2012)

 

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