2018 U.S. Women's Open: Fast Facts

Paula Creamer is one U.S. Women's Open champion who will look to taste victory at Shoal Creek. (USGA/John Mummert)
   
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Championship Venue Shoal Creek (Ala.)
Opened 1977
Architect Jack Nicklaus
Dates of Championship May 31-June 3
Yardage/Par 6,689 yards/Par 72 (Subject to change)
Volunteers
General volunteer recruitment is now OPEN. Please go to the volunteer page to apply now. Please feel free to contact the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open Championship office for more information: Phone: (205) 876-8586 E-Mail: 2018uswomensopen@USGA.org.
Accommodations See the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau
Entries Open March 7
Entries Close April 25 (5 p.m. EDT)
Field Size 156, comprised of professionals and amateurs
Eligibility Any female professional or amateur golfer whose Handicap Index does not exceed 2.4
Qualifying
Competitors who are not exempt into the championship can earn a spot in the field via sectional qualifying, which will take place at 25 sites around the U.S. and at four international sites from May 2-17. 
Notable Competitons Held at Shoal Creek (winner) 1978: Southeastern Conference Championship (Georgia)
1984: PGA Championship (Lee Trevino)
1986: U.S. Amateur (Stewart “Buddy” Alexander)
1990: PGA Championship (Wayne Grady)
2008: U.S. Junior Amateur (Cameron Peck)
2011: Regions Tradition (Tom Lehman)
2012: Regions Tradition (Tom Lehman)
2013: Regions Tradition (David Frost)
2014: Regions Tradition (Kenny Perry)
2015: Regions Tradition (Jeff Maggert)
Notable U.S. Women's Open Champions Patty Berg (1946): Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1948, 1950, 1954); Louise Suggs (1949); Mickey Wright (1958-59, 1961, 1964); Betsy Rawls (1951, 1953, 1957); a-Catherine Lacoste (1967); JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1971, 1976); Hollis Stacy (1977-78, 1984); Amy Alcott (1980); Laura Davies (1987); Betsy King (1989-90); Annika Sorenstam (1995-96, 2006); Se Ri Pak (1998); Juli Inkster (1999, 2002); Karrie Webb (2000-01); Inbee Park (2008, 2013); Paula Creamer (2010); Michelle Wie (2014)
Notable U.S. Women's Open Runners-Up Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1949); Betsy Rawls (1950, 1961); Louise Suggs (1951, 1955, 1958-59); Jackie Pung (1953); Mickey Wright (1968); Nancy Lopez (1975, 1989, 1997); JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1978, 1982-83, 1987); Hollis Stacy (1980); Juli Inkster (1992); Beth Daniel (1981-82); a-Jenny Chuasiriporn (1998); Se Ri Pak (2001); Annika Sorenstam (2002, 2004); Lorena Ochoa (2007); Stacy Lewis (2014)
Schedule of Play Thursday, May 31 (First Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Friday, June 1 (Second Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Saturday, June 2 (Third Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Sunday, June 3 (Final Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Format 72 holes, stroke play. The field will be cut to the low 60 scorers and ties after 36 holes.
Playoff Should there be a tie after 72 holes, a two-hole aggregate playoff would take place, followed by sudden death if the outcome isn't resolved.
Future Sites 2019: Country Club of Charleston (S.C.)/May 30-June 2
2020: Champions Golf Club, Houston, Texas/June 4-7
2021: The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif./June 3-6
2022: Pine Needs Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines, N.C./June 2-5
2023: Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links/June 1-4