Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, has been selected by the United States Golf Association as host of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. The championship, which will be conducted June 4-7, will be the fourth USGA championship held on the club’s Cypress Creek course.
“The USGA is excited to return to Champions Golf Club for the 75th U.S. Women’s Open,” said Diana Murphy, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “Champions has long been revered for its dedication to the competitive game, and we are proud to add the U.S. Women’s Open, the most prestigious event in the women’s game, to the distinguished list of events conducted there.”
Champions Golf Club was founded in 1957 by World Golf Hall of Fame members Jack Burke Jr., who currently serves as president, and Jimmy Demaret. The Cypress Creek course was designed by Ralph Plummer and opened in 1959.
"Having the U.S. Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club is a rare privilege,” said Burke. “Houston will get the opportunity to see the best female players in the world compete in our city. The Houston Golf Association has done great work for the game here, and we’re happy that the USGA will add to their hard work.”
In keeping with its name, Champions boasts a rich pedigree of hosting elite professional and amateur competitions. Orville Moody won the 1969 U.S. Open at Champions, coming back from a three-stroke deficit after three rounds to win his only major title by one stroke over future PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman, Al Geiberger and Bob Rosburg. The club also hosted the 1993 U.S. Amateur, won by John Harris, and the 1998 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, won by Virginia Derby Grimes.