U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
76th U.S. Women's Open: Inside the Field May 31, 2021 | San Francisco, Calif. By Julia Pine and Joey Geske, USGA

Michelle Wie West is one of 13 past U.S. Women's Open champions in the field. She won her title at Pinehurst in 2014. (Matt Sullivan/USGA)

76th U.S. Women's Open Home

The 76th U.S. Women’s Open Championship is set to commenct on the Lake Course at The Olympic Club. It will be the fourth U.S. Women's Open in the state of California, but the first at The Olympic Club, site of five previous U.S. Opens. 

The inaugural U.S. Women’s Open, played at Spokane (Wash.) Country Club in 1946 and won by Patty Berg, was the only one conducted at match play. The Women’s Professional Golfers Association (WPGA) conducted the Women’s Open until 1949, when the newly formed Ladies Professional Golf Association took over operation of the championship. The LPGA ran the Women’s Open for four years, but in 1953 asked the USGA to conduct the championship, which it has done ever since.

The youngest winner of the U.S. Women’s Open is Inbee Park, who won the 2008 championship at age 19 years, 11 months and 17 days. Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who won the 1954 Women’s Open at age 43 years and 7 days, is the oldest winner.

 In 1967, Catherine Lacoste, of France, the daughter of hall-of-fame tennis player Rene Lacoste and 1927 British Ladies Amateur champion Simone Thion de la Chaume, became the only amateur to win the U.S. Women’s Open. Seven other amateurs, most recently Hye-Jin Choi in 2017, have had runner-up or co-runner-up finishes. 

WHO’S HERE

Among the 156 golfers in the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open, there are:

U.S. Women’s Open champions (13)

Na Yeon Choi (2012), In Gee Chun (2015), Paula Creamer (2010), Eun Hee Ji (2009), Ariya Jutanugarn (2018), Cristie Kerr (2007), A Lim Kim (2020), Brittany Lang (2016), Jeongeun Lee6 (2019), Inbee Park (2008, 2013), Sung Hyun Park (2017), So Yeon Ryu (2011), Michelle Wie West (2014)

 U.S. Women’s Open runners-up (11)

Cristie Kerr (2000), Jin Young Ko (2020), Brittany Lang (2005), Stacy Lewis (2014), Anna Nordqvist (2016), Amy Olson (2020), So Yeon Ryu (2019), Angela Stanford (2003), Lexi Thompson (2019), Amy Yang (2012, 2015), Angel Yin (2019)

U.S. Women’s Amateur champions (6)

Kristin Gillman (2014, 2018), Danielle Kang (2010, 2011), Lydia Ko (2012), Jennifer Song (2009), Emma Talley (2013), Rose Zhang (2020)

 U.S. Women’s Amateur runners-up (4)

Brooke Henderson (2014), Moriya Jutanugarn (2011), Jessica Korda (2010), Azahara Munoz (2008)

U.S. Girls’ Junior champions (8)

Ariya Jutanugarn (2011), In-Kyung Kim (2009), Minjee Lee (2012), Yealimi Noh (2018), Amy Olson (2009), Inbee Park (2002), Jenny Shin (2006), Lexi Thompson (2008)

U.S. Girls’ Junior runners-up (3)

Alison Lee (2012), Inbee Park (2003, ‘05), Angel Yin (2015)

U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links champions (3)

Mina Harigae (2007), Jennifer Song (2009), Michelle Wie West (2003)

U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links runners-up (2)

Jennifer Song (2008), Michelle Wie West (2004)

U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball champions (1)

Kaitlyn Papp (2016)

USGA Champions (27)

Na Yeon Choi (2012 U.S. Women’s Open), In Gee Chun (2015 U.S. Women’s Open), Paula Creamer (2010 U.S. Women’s Open), Kristin Gillman (2014, 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur), Mina Harigae (2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links), Eun Hee Ji (2009 U.S. Women’s Open), Ariya Jutanugarn (2018 U.S. Women’s Open, 2011 U.S. Girls’ Junior), Danielle Kang (2010, 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur), Cristie Kerr (2007 U.S. Women’s Open), In-Kyung Kim (2009 U.S. Girls’ Junior), Lydia Ko (2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur), Brittany Lang (2016 U.S. Women’s Open), Minjee Lee (2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior), Jeongeun Lee6 (2019 U.S. Women’s Open), Yealimi Noh (2018 U.S. Girls’ Junior), Amy Olson (2009 U.S. Girls’ Junior), Kaitlyn Papp (2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball), Inbee Park (2008, 2013 U.S. Women’s Open, 2002 U.S. Girls’ Junior), Sung Hyun Park (2017 U.S. Women’s Open), So Yeon Ryu (2011 U.S. Women’s Open), Jenny Shin (2006 U.S. Girls’ Junior), Jennifer Song (2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur, 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links), Emma Talley (2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur), Lexi Thompson (2008 U.S. Girls’ Junior), Michelle Wie West (2003 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, 2014 U.S. Women’s Open), Lei Ye (2019 U.S. Girls’ Junior), Rose Zhang (2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur)

USA Curtis Cup Team members (20)

Austin Ernst (2012), Paula Creamer (2004), Ally Ewing (2014), Kristen Gillman (2018), Mina Harigae (2008), Cristie Kerr (1996), Jessica Korda (2010), Jennifer Kupcho (2018), Brittany Lang (2004), Allison Lee (2018), Stacy Lewis (2008), Lucy Li (2018), Amy Olson (2012), Jennifer Song (2010), Angela Stanford (2000), Lauren Stephenson (2018), Lexi Thompson (2010), Emma Talley (2014), Monica Vaughn (2016), Michelle Wie West (2004)

 GB&I Curtis Cup Team members (5)

Georgia Hall (2014), Charley Hull (2012), Stephanie Meadow (2012, 2014), Mel Reid (2006), Jodi Ewart Shadoff (2008)

NCAA Division I individual champions (7)

Austin Ernst (2011, Louisiana State University), Rachel Heck (2021, Stanford University), Jennifer Kupcho (2018, Wake Forest University), Stacy Lewis (2007, University of Arkansas), Azahara Munoz (2008, Arizona State University), Emma Talley (2014, University of Alabama), Monica Vaughn (2013, University of Oregon) 

Olympic Medalists (3)

ShanShan Feng (2016, bronze, People’s Republic of China), Lydia Ko (2016, silver, New Zealand), Inbee Park (2016, gold, Republic of Korea)

 Players with Most U.S. Women’s Open Appearances (2021 included)

Cristie Kerr (26), Angela Stanford (22), Paula Creamer (18), Christina Kim (17), Brittany Lang (17), Michelle Wie West (16), Stacy Lewis (15), Inbee Park (15), Lexi Thompson (15), Amy Yang (15), Shanshan Feng (14), Eun-Hee Ji (14), In-Kyung Kim (14), Jessica Korda (14), Jennifer Song (14)

 Active Consecutive U.S. Women’s Open Appearances (2021 included)

Cristie Kerr (24, 1998-2021), Angela Stanford (22, 2000-21), Brittany Lang (17, 2005-21), Stacy Lewis (15, 2007-21), Lexi Thompson (15, 2007-21), Amy Yang (15, 2007-21), Eun Hee Ji (14, 2008-21), Jessica Korda (14, 2008-21), Inbee Park (14, 2008-21)

 U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN DEBUT–Forty players in the 2021 championship field are playing in their first U.S. Women’s Open. Only five players have won the U.S. Women’s Open in their first start: A Lim Kim (2020), In Gee Chun (2015), Birdie Kim (2005), Kathy Cornelius (1956), Patty Berg (1946).

First-Time U.S. Women’s Open Competitors (40) 

Amari Avery, Addie Baggarly, Jensen Castle, Matilda Castren, Claire Choi, Abbey Daniel, Leigha Devine, Nicole Garcia, Ingrid Gutierrez, Haylee Hartford, Jo Hua Hung, Tsubasa Kajitani, Gurleen Kaur, Hikari Kawamitsu, Chihiro Kogure, Chloe Kovelesky, Aline Krauter, Jaclyn LaHa, Alyssa Lamoureux, Karolin Lampert, Da Yeon Lee, Amanda Linnér, Emily Mahar, Isabella McCauley, Kim Metraux, Momoka Miyake, Haley Moore, Minori Nagano, Natsumi Nakanishi, Noemie Pare, Bohyun Park, Maria Parra, Ana Pelaez Trivino, Aneka Seumanutafa, Alexandra Swayne, Elizabeth Szokol, Tsai-Ching Tseng, Karoline Tuttle, Monica Vaughn, Ruoning Yin

Countries Represented (26)

There are 26 countries represented in the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open. The United States has 60 players in the field, while the Republic of Korea has 20 and Japan has 10. 

Countries with players in the field – United States (60), Republic of Korea (20), Japan (10), Sweden (7), Thailand (7), Australia (5), Germany (5), Spain (5), England (4), People’s Republic of China (5), Canada (4), Chinese Taipei (4), South Africa (3), France (2), Mexico (2), New Zealand (2), Denmark (2), Italy (1), Philippines (1), Malaysia (1), Northern Ireland (1), Ecuador (1), Finland (1), Hong Kong (1), Switzerland (1), U.S. Virgin Islands (1)

 States Represented (21)

California (13), Texas (8), Florida (7), South Carolina (5), Arizona (3), Hawaii (3), Colorado (2), Massachusetts (2), Minnesota (2), New Jersey (2), Nevada (2), Ohio (2), Tennessee (2), Illinois (1), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1), Maryland (1), Mississippi (1), North Carolina (1), North Dakota (1), Oregon (1)

Californians in the Field (14)

Amari Avery (Riverside), Jenny Coleman (Rolling Hills), Paula Creamer (Pleasanton), Mina Harigae (Monterey), Christina Kim (San Jose), Jaclyn LaHa (Pleasanton), Alison Lee (Los Angeles), Lucy Li (Redwood Shores), Haley Moore (Escondido), Yealimi Noh (Concord), Lizette Salas (Azusa), Kathleen Scavo (Benicia), Angel Yin (Arcadia), Rose Zhang (Irvine)

Amateur Players in the Field (31)

Amari Avery, Addie Baggarly, Jensen Castle, Claire Choi, Abbey Daniel, Leigha Devine, Megha Ganne, Rachel Heck, Jo Hua Hung, Tsubasa Kajitani, Gurleen Kaur, Gina Kim, Chihiro Kogure, Chloe Kovelesky, Aline Krauter, Jaclyn LaHa, Alyssa Lamoureux, Amanda Linner, Emily Mahar, Isabella McCauley, Minori Nagano, Noemie Pare, Bohyun Park, Ana Palaez Trivino, Aneka Seumanutafa, Maja Stark, Alexandra Swayne, Tsai-Ching Tseng, Karoline Tuttle, Monica Vaughn, Rose Zhang

Top-Ranked Amateur Players in the Field

Five amateurs are in the top 20 of the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™ as of May 26:

No. 1 – Rose Zhang
No. 6 – Rachel Heck
No. 7 – Maja Stark
No. 15 – Ana Palaez Trivino
No. 16 – Tsubasa Kajitani

Amari Avery, a talented junior from Riverside, Calif., is one of 40 first-time U.S. Women's Open competitors in the field. (Steven Gibbons/USGA)

Notable Amateur Storylines

Amari Avery, 17, of Riverside, Calif., will compete in her first U.S. Women’s Open. She was featured in the 2013 Netflix documentary, “The Short Game,” which followed several juniors at the U.S. Kids Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. In 2019, she advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball with partner Alexa Pano, who was also featured in “The Short Game.” Avery advanced to the Round of 32 in last summer’s U.S. Women’s Amateur and reached the Round of 16 in the 2018 U.S. Girls’ Junior. Avery, who captured the 2019 California Women's Amateur Championship, has committed to attend the University of Southern California in 2022.

Megha Ganne, 17, of Holmdel, N.J., is a four-time Drive, Chip and Putt National Finalist finishing as high as second in 2019 and competed in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur this April. Ganne played in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open in Charleston, S.C., as a 15-year-old and later that summer reached the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Old Waverly. In 2020, after advancing to match play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur, she finished the year with top-five finishes at the AJGA Girls’ Championship, the Rolex Tournament of Champions and the Dixie Amateur. This will be her eighth USGA championship and second U.S. Women's Open.

Rachel Heck, 19, of Memphis, Tenn., capped off a remarkable freshman season with the Stanford Cardinal on May 24 by winning the individual title in the NCAA Division I Women's Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club. It was Heck’s fifth consecutive individual victory this season, and sixth total, including wins at the NCAA Stanford Regional, the Pac-12 Championships and the U.S. Open Collegiate Invitational, which was held at The Olympic Club. She is making her second U.S. Women’s Open start after tying for 33rd in 2017. Last August, Heck was the stroke-play medalist in the U.S. Women’s Amateur before losing in the Round of 16. Along with current fellow Stanford freshman Sadie Englemann, she advanced to the semifinals of the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball.

Tsubasa Kajitani, 17, of Japan, will make her first U.S. Women's Open start after edging Wake Forest All-American Emilia Migliaccio in a sudden-death playoff to claim the 2021 Augusta National Women's Amateur in early April. Kajitani carded an even-par 72 to pass 54-hole leader and world No. 1 Rose Zhang in the final round, then parred the 18th hole at Augusta National to win the playoff. In 2019, Kajitani won the Japan Junior and finished second in the Australian Women's Amateur.

Gina Kim, 21, of Durham, N.C., is a junior at Duke University making her third U.S. Women’s Open start. She was the low amateur in 2019 at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.), tying for 12th at 1-under 283 after she opened with a 66 to match the lowest score by an amateur in U.S. Women’s Open history. Kim was one of 12 players invited to an informal practice session for this summer’s Curtis Cup Match in Wales. She is a two-time semifinalist in USGA events: the 2018 U.S. Girls’ Junior at Poppy Hills and the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball with Jennifer Chang. This past January, she won the Harder Hall Invitational in Sebring, Fla.

Rose Zhang, 17, of Irvine, Calif., defeated defending champion Gabriela Ruffels to win the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur last August, which earned her a spot into the championship. She is currently No. 1 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. Her incredible 2020 season also includes three American Junior Golf Association individual titles and an 11th-place finish and low-amateur honors in the ANA Inspiration in September. Zhang was awarded the McCormack Medal by the USGA and R&A last year for being the leading female in the WAGR. She is the reigning AJGA Rolex Player of the Year for a second consecutive year. She finished T3 in the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Zhang is making her third U.S. Women’s Open start.

Youngest Competitors

Chloe Kovelesky (born 1-25-07), Jaclyn LaHa (born 4-07-05), Megha Ganne (born 3-05-04) and Isabella McCauley (born 1-6-04) are the four youngest competitors. Chloe, age 14, is the youngest competitor in the U.S. Women’s Open since Lucy Li made history in 2014 as the youngest golfer to qualify for the championship at age 11.

 Oldest Competitors

Cristie Kerr, at age 43 (born Oct. 12, 1977) and Angela Stanford, at age 43 (born Nov. 28, 1977), are the oldest players in this year’s U.S. Women’s Open field. Kerr won the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open by two strokes over Lorena Ochoa and Angela Park at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, in Southern Pines, N.C. Stanford was the 2003 U.S. Women’s Open runner-up with Kelly Robbins to champion Hilary Lunke in a three-way playoff at Pumpkin Ridge G.C., in North Plains, Ore.

Field for the Ages

There are 15 players in the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open field who will be 20 years old or younger when the first round begins on Thursday, June 3.

There are 12 players in the field who are 35 or older. Brittany Lang, 35, won the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open in a playoff with Anna Nordqvist at CordeValle, in San Martin, Calif. Stacy Lewis, 35, was the runner-up to Michelle Wie in the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club.

 Oldest U.S. Women’s Open Champions (years/months/days)

43/0/7: Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 1954
42/0/13: Juli Inkster, 2002
41/2/20: Meg Mallon, 2004

 Youngest U.S. Women’s Open Champions (years/months/days)

19/11/17: Inbee Park, 2008
20/9/8: Se Ri Pak, 1998
20/11/2: In Gee Chun, 2015

AMATEURS IN U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN 2000-2020
YEAR NUMBER MADE CUT TOP FINISHER
2020 24 6 Kaitlyn Papp (T-9)
2019 26 5 Gina Kim (T-12)
2018 29 7 Patty Tavatanakit (T-5)
2017 21 5 Hye-Jin Choi (2)
2016 26 3 Hye-Jin Choi (T-38)
2015 23 5 Megan Khang (T-35)
2014 36 6 Brooke Henderson (T-10)
2013 19 6 Casie Cathrea (T-25)
2012 28 3 Lydia Ko (T-39)
2011 25 5 Moriya Jutanugarn (T-32)
2010 29 6 Jennifer Johnson (T-41)
2009 28 7 Jennifer Song (T-13)
2008 26 7 Mariajo Uribe (T-10)
2007 23 4 Jennie Lee and Jennifer Song (T-39)
2006 29 4 Amanda Blumenherst and Jane Park (T-10)
2005 18 6 Brittany Lang and Morgan Pressel (T-2)
2004 16 4 Paula Creamer and Michelle Wie (T-13)
2003 21 8 Aree Song (5th)
2002 14 2 Angela Jerman and Aree Song (T-51)
2001 19 4 Candy Hannemann (T-30)
2000 16 2 Naree Song (T-40)

Nelly (left) and Jessica Korda are one of two sets of sisters competing at The Olympic Club this week. (Darren Carroll/USGA)

Sisters in the Field

For the seventh consecutive year, and eighth time overall, sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, of Thailand, are both in the field. In the field together for the seventh time are sisters Jessica and Nelly Korda. The Jutanugarns and Kordas are two of seven sets of sisters to have competed in the same U.S. Women’s Open. 

 Alice Bauer and Marlene Bauer Hagge (12) – 1947, 1949-55, 1957-58, 1964, 1966
Danielle and Dina Ammaccapane (8) – 1991-93, 1996, 1998-99, 2001-02
Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn (8) – 2011, 2015-21
Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam (8) – 1997, 1999-2005
Jessica and Nelly Korda (7) – 2013, 2016-21
Aree and Naree Song (2) – 2003, 2005
Hollis Stacy and Martha Stacy Leach (1) – 1980

Club History

In 1918, The Olympic Club assumed operation of the financially-troubled Lakeside Golf Club and its 18-hole course designed by Wilfrid Reid. Club leaders quickly realized that they would need to expand their country home and purchased enough acreage to replace the original course with two new 18-hole golf courses (the Lake and Ocean Courses), and build a new clubhouse. The courses opened in 1924 with the clubhouse following in 1925.

The Olympic Club at Lakeside has fostered impressive golf talent over the years. Several have been inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame including Dorothy Traung, Bob Rosburg, William Higgins, Ken Venturi, Johnny Miller and John Abendroth. Three of the gentlemen above, all of whom were previous club champions, won USGA titles in the same year. In 1964, Venturi won the U.S. Open, Higgins won the U.S. Senior Amateur and Miller won the U.S. Junior Amateur — a unique accomplishment to this day.

The Lake Course was designed by course superintendent Sam Whiting and opened for play in 1924. After damage from winter storms in 1925-26, Sam Whiting redesigned the course, which reopened in 1927 with only the first four holes unchanged. Improvements and updates were made by Robert Trent Jones Sr. before the 1955 U.S. Open and by Bill Love ahead of the 2007 U.S. Amateur and 2012 U.S. Open. The Olympic Club is recognized as one of the first 100 golf clubs established in the United States.

Longest Course in Championship History

7,047 yards      The Broadmoor (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colo., 2011

 Shortest Course in Championship History

6,010 yards      Brooklawn C.C., Fairfield, Conn., 1979

 Longest Par-3 Holes in Championship History

252 yards: 8th, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 2010
227 yards: 8th, Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn., 2008
211 yards: 13th, Newport (R.I.) C.C., 2006
211 yards: 5th, Pine Needles Lodge & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2007

 Longest Par-4 Holes in Championship History

459 yards: 18th, Cherry Hills C.C., Cherry Hills Village, Colo., 2005
458 yards: 16th, Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, N.C., 2014
455 yards: 3rd, Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wis., 2012

 Longest Par-5 Holes in Championship History

603 yards: 17th, The Broadmoor (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colo., 2011
602 yards: 12th, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 2010
602 yards: 16th, Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wis., 2012
590 yards: 5th, Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wis., 2012

 What the Winner Receives

The champion will receive the Mickey Wright Medal, custody of the Harton S. Semple Trophy for the ensuing year and an exemption from qualifying for the next 10 U.S. Women’s Open Championships. 

The purse for the U.S. Women’s Open is $5.5 million, the largest in women’s golf, with the champion receiving $1 million, provided she is a professional. 

 The Last Time it Happened at a U.S. Women’s Open Championship

Last international winner: A Lim Kim (2020)
Last to defend title: Karrie Webb (2001)
Last winner to win Women’s Open on first attempt: A Lim Kim (2020)
Last winner to win Women’s Open on second attempt: Sung Hyun Park (2017)
Last amateur to win Women’s Open: Catherine Lacoste (1967)Last winner to win money title in same year: Inbee Park (2013)
Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole: A Lim Kim (2020)
Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to force playoff: So Yeon Ryu (2011)
Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to win by one stroke: Eun-Hee Ji (2009)
Last to win with four sub-par rounds: Jeongeun Lee6 (2019)
Last to win without a round in the 60s: Eun-Hee Ji (2009)
Last player to win after being in local qualifying: Hilary Lunke (2003)
Last player to win after being in final qualifying: Birdie Kim (2005)
Last winner younger than 20: Inbee Park, 19 (2008)
Last winner between ages 20-29: A Lim Kim, 25 (2020)
Last winner between ages 30-39: Brittany Lang, 30 (2016)
Last winner over age 40: Meg Mallon, 41 (2004)
Last defending champion to miss the cut: Sung Hyun Park (2018) 

Title Defense

Should A Lim Kim win, she would become the eighth player to successfully defend her championship title. She would join Mickey Wright (1958-59), Donna Caponi (1969-70), Susie Maxwell Berning (1972-73), Hollis Stacy (1977-78), Betsy King (1989-90), Annika Sorenstam (1995-96) and Karrie Webb (2000-01).

 Jeongeun Lee6 was the first defending champion since Juli Inkster in 2003 to finish in the Top 10.

 Year Defending Champion Result in Defense

2020: Jeongeun Lee6 (T6)
2019: Ariya Jutanugarn (T26)
2018:  Sung Hyun Park (Cut)
2017: Brittany Lang (T58)
2016: In Gee Chun (Cut)
2015: Michelle Wie (11th)
2014: Inbee Park (T43)
2013: Na Yeon Choi (T17)
2012:  So Yeon Ryu (T14)
2011: Paula Creamer (T15)
2010: Eun-Hee Ji (T39)
2009: Inbee Park (T26)
2008: Cristie Kerr (T13)
2007: Annika Sorenstam (T32)
2006: Birdie Kim (Cut)
2005: Meg Mallon (T13)
2004: Hilary Lunke (64th)
2003: Juli Inkster (8th)
2002: Karrie Webb (Cut)
2001: Karrie Webb (Champion) 

First Win on Tour

Last year marked the seventh time since 2005 that a player’s first LPGA victory came in the U.S. Women’s Open. All seven of those players were from the Republic of Korea, including Inbee Park in 2008.

1st LPGA Win at U.S. Women’s Open (since 2005):

Year Champion Country
2020: A Lim Kim (Korea)
2019: Jeongeun Lee6 (Korea)
2017: Sung Hyun Park (Korea)
2015: In Gee Chun (Korea)
2011: So Yeon Ryu (Korea)
2008: Inbee Park (Korea)
2005: Birdie Kim (Korea)

Most Rounds Under Par
Player USWO Rounds Under Par

Inbee Park  25
Beth Daniel  24
Betsy King  24
Meg Mallon  21
Pat Bradley  21
Patty Sheehan  21

USGA Championships in California

The 2021 U.S. Women’s Open will be the 84th USGA championship conducted in the state of California. Most recently, Pebble Beach Golf Links hosted the 2019 U.S. Open Championship, won by Gary Woodland. There have been three previous U.S. Women’s Opens hosted in the state with Mickey Wright winning at San Diego Country Club in 1964, Janet Alex winning at Del Paso Country Club in 1982 and Brittany Lang winning at CordeValle in 2016.

USGA Championships at The Olympic Club 

1955 U.S. Open (Jack Fleck)
1958 U.S. Amateur (Charlie Coe) 
1966 U.S. Open (Billy Casper)
1981 U.S. Amateur (Nathaniel Crosby) 
1987 U.S. Open (Scott Simpson)
1998 U.S. Open (Lee Janzen)
2004 U.S. Junior Amateur (Sihwan Kim)
2007 U.S. Amateur (Colt Knost)
2012 U.S. Open (Webb Simpson)
2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball (Nathan Smith & Todd White)
2021 U.S. Women’s Open

Most USGA Championships Hosted by Venues in California

13 – Pebble Beach Golf Links
11 – The Olympic Club, San Francisco
5 – Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento
4 – Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Pebble Beach
3 – The Los Angeles Country Club

Future U.S. Women’s Open Host Sites

June 2-5, 2022 – Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines, N.C.
June 1-4, 2023 – Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links
May 30-June 2, 2024 – Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club
May 29-June 1, 2025 – Erin Hills, Erin, Wis.

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