U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
2018 U.S. Women's Open: Who's Exempt March 19, 2018 | Liberty Corner, N.J.

Former world No. 1 and two-time champion Inbee Park is exempt for the 73rd U.S. Women's Open in multiple categories. (USGA/Darren Carroll)

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Below is a list of players who are exempt into the 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested at Shoal Creek, in Shoal Creek, Ala., May 31-June 3.

Exempt players must still file a championship entry by the deadline of April 25 at 5 p.m. EDT.

  • Winners of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship for the last 10 years (2008-2017)

Inbee Park
Eun-Hee Ji
Paula Creamer
So Yeon Ryu
Na Yeon Choi
Michelle Wie
In Gee Chun
Brittany Lang
Sung Hyun Park

  • Winner and runner-up from the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur (must be an amateur)

Sophia Schubert
Albane Valenzuela

  • Winner of the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior (must be an amateur)

Erica Shepherd

  • Winner of the 2017 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur (must be an amateur)

Kelsey Chugg

  • Winner of the 2017 Mark H. McCormack Medal for being the leading amateur in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking (must be an amateur)

Leona Maguire

  • Winners of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship from 2014-2017

Inbee Park
Brooke Henderson
Danielle Kang

  • Winners of the Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship from 2013-2017

Stacy Lewis
Mo Martin

Inbee Park
Ariya Jutanugarn
In-Kyung Kim

  • Winners of the ANA Inspiration Championship from 2014-2018

Lexi Thompson
Brittany Lincicome
Lydia Ko

So Yeon Ryu
Pernilla Lindberg

  • Winners of the Evian Championship from 2013-2017

Suzann Pettersen
Hyo Joo Kim

Lydia Ko
In Gee Chun
Anna Nordqvist

  • From the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place

Hye-Jin Choi
Carlotta Ciganda
Shanshan Feng
Mi Jung Hur
Sei Young Kim
Jeongeun6 Lee
Mirim Lee
Sung Hyun Park
So Yeon Ryu
Amy Yang

  • From the 2017 final official LPGA Tour money list, the top 75 leaders

Sung Hyun Park
So Yeon Ryu
Lexi Thompson
Shanshan Feng
Ariya Jutanugarn
Brooke Henderson
Cristie Kerr
Anna Nordqvist
Moriya Jutanugarn
Sei Young Kim
In Gee Chun
In-Kyung Kim
Lydia Ko
Mi Jung Hur
Stacy Lewis
Minjee Lee
Danielle Kang
Amy Yang
Michelle Wie
Lizette Salas
Mi Hyang Lee
Eun-Hee Ji
Carlotta Ciganda
Inbee Park
Jessica Korda
Marina Alex
Chella Choi
Katherine Kirk
Brittany Lincicome
Austin Ernst
Gerina Piller
Haru Nomura
Jenny Shin
Suzann Pettersen
Hyo Joo Kim
Caroline Masson
Karine Icher
Jacqui Concolino
Ashleigh Buhai
Megan Khang
Angel Yin
Pornanong Phatlum
Charley Hull
Nelly Korda
Jennifer Song
Madelene Sagstrom
Sarah Jane Smith
Su Oh
Angela Stanford
Ha Na Jang

Jeongeun Lee
Candie Kung
Jane Park
Nicole Broch Larsen
Kim Kaufman
Sandra Gal
Ayako Uehara
Alena Sharp
Pernilla Lindberg
Azahara Munoz
Mo Martin
Gaby Lopez
Jing Yan
Peiyun Chien
Ally McDonald

Brittany Lang
Cydney Clanton
Wei-Ling Hsu
Sun Young Yoo
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
Olafia Kristindottir
Ryann O’Toole

  • Winners of LPGA co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, from the conclusion of the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Championship to the initiation of the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open Championship

In-Kyung Kim
Mi-Hyang Lee
Sung Hyun Park
Stacy Lewis
Lexi Thompson
Brooke Henderson
Jin-Young Ko
Eun-Hee Ji
Cristie Kerr
Shanshan Feng
Ariya Jutanugarn
Brittany Lincicome
Jessica Korda
Michelle Wie
Inbee Park
Moriya Jutanugarn

  • Top five Ladies European Tour members from the final 2017 LET Order of Merit

Georgia Hall
Carlotta Ciganda
Azahara Munoz
Klara Splikova
Anne Van Dam

  • Top five money leaders from the Japan LPGA Tour

Ai Suzuki
Min Young Lee
Teresa Lu

Ha-Neul Kim
Jiyai Shin

  • Top five money leaders from the Korea LPGA Tour

Jeongeun6 Lee
Ji-Hyun Kim
Ji-Hyun Oh

Jin Young Ko
Hae Rym Kim

  • Top three money leaders from 2017 China LPGA Tour

Saranporn Langkulgasettrin
Solar Lee
Supamas Sangchan

  • Special exemptions as selected by the USGA

Karrie Webb