U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
Currently Exempt Players for 76th U.S. Women's Open May 16, 2021 | Liberty Corner, N.J.

Amy Olson's runner-up finish in December earned the North Dakota native a spot in the 2021 field at The Olympic Club. (Darren Carroll/USGA)

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The list of exempt players for the 76th U.S. Women's Open Championship, which will be conducted June 3-6 at The Olympic Club (Lake Course) in San Francisco. BOLD denotes a first time a player is listed and (a) indicates an amateur.  

S-1. Winners of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship for the last 10 years (2011-2020).

So Yeon Ryu (2011)
Na Yeon Choi (2012)
Inbee Park (2013)
Michelle Wie (2014)
In Gee Chun (2015)
Brittany Lang (2016)
Sung Hyun Park (2017)
Ariya Jutanugarn (2018)
Jeongeun Lee6 (2019)
A Lim Kim (2020)

S-2. From the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place.

A Lim Kim
Jin Young Ko
Amy Olson
Hinako Shibuno
Megan Khang

Inbee Park
Jeongeun Lee6
Moriya Jutanugarn
Ariya Jutanugarn
Kaitlyn Papp (a)

S-3. Winner of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

Rose Zhang (a)

S-4. Winners of the U.S. Girls’ Junior and U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships and the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship runner-up (must be an amateur).

2020 U.S. Girls’ Junior and U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur were not played in 2020; Gabi Ruffels, the 2020 U.S. Women's Amateur runner-up has turned professional

S-5. Winners of the ANA Inspiration Championship (2017-2021).

So Yeon Ryu (2017)
Pernilla Lindberg (2018)
Jin Young Ko (2019)
Mirim Lee (2020)
Patty Tavatanakit (2021)

S-6. Winners of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (2017-2020).

Danielle Kang (2017)
Sung Hyun Park (2018)
Hannah Green (2019)
Sei Young Kim (2020)
NOTE:
2021 KPMG is scheduled for June 22-27, winner exempt in 2022, 23, 24, 25, 26

S-7. Winners of the Evian Championship (2016-2019).

In Gee Chun (2016)
Anna Nordqvist (2017)
Angela Stanford (2018)

Jin Young Ko (2019)
No Championship in 2020 due to COVID-19
NOTE: Five year exemption, 2020 Championship not played

S-8. Winners of the AIG Women’s British Open Championship the last five years (2016-2020).

Ariya Jutanugarn (2016)
In-Kyung Kim (2017)
Georgia Hall (2018)
Hinako Shibuno (2019)
Sophia Popov (2020)

S-9. The top 30 point leaders from the 2020 LPGA Race to the CME Globe Final Points. (Final points as of the Monday preceding the CME Group Tour Championship)

Inbee Park
Danielle Kang
Sei Young Kim
Nasa Hataoka
Ally Ewing
Minjee Lee
Austin Ernst

Amy Olson
Angela Stanford
Stacy Lewis
Lydia Ko
Mel Reid
Nelly Korda
Yealimi Noh
Brooke M. Henderson
Celine Boutier
Madelene Sagstrom

Moriya Jutanugarn
Jasmine Suwannapura
Georgia Hall
Anna Nordqvist
Cheyenne Knight
Gaby Lopez
Ashleigh Buhai
Jennifer Song
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
Carlota Ciganda
Jennifer Kupcho

So Yeon Ryu
Hee Young Park

S-10. Winners of individual LPGA co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, from the conclusion of the originally scheduled 2020 U.S. Women’s Open Championship to the initiation of the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. Only events that award a full point allocation for the Race to the CME Globe are considered. (Note: The USGA will file blank entries for players who become exempt after the close of entries April 14, 2021).

Danielle Kang (LPGA Drive On Championship)
Danielle Kang (Marathon LPGA Classic)
Stacy Lewis (Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open)
Sophia Popov (AIG Women's Open)
Austin Ernst (Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G)
Mirim Lee (ANA Inspiration)
Georgia Hall (Cambia Portland Classic)
Mel Reid (ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer)
Sei Young Kim (KPMG Women's PGA Championship)
Ally Ewing (LPGA Drive On Championship - Reynolds Lake Oconee)
Sei Young Kim (Pelican Women's Championship presented by DEX Imaging)
Angela Stanford (Volunteers of America Classic)
A Lim Kim (U.S. Women's Open)
Jin Young Ko (CME Group Tour Championship)
Jessica Korda (Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions)
Nelly Korda (Gainbridge Championship)
Austin Ernst (Drive On Championship at Golden Ocala presented by Volvik)
Inbee Park (Kia Classic)
Patty Tavatanakit (ANA Inspiration)
Lydia Ko (LOTTE Championship)
Brooke M. Henderson (Hugel-Air Premia LA Open)
Hyo Joo Kim (HSBC Women's World Championship)
Ariya Jutanugarn (Honda LPGA Thailand)
Wei-Ling Hsu (Pure Silk Championship)
Ally Ewing (Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Hosted by Shadow Creek)

S-11. Winner of the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship (must be an amateur).

Tsubasa Kajitani (a)

S-12. Winner of the 2020 Women’s Amateur Championship staged by The R&A (must be an amateur).

Aline Krauter (a)

S-13. Winner of the 2020 Mark H. McCormack Medal (No. 1 in Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking; must be an amateur):

Rose Zhang (a)

S-14. From the 2021 Race to CME Globe, the top 10 point leaders through the close of entries on April 14, 2021. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (Must have filed an entry by April 14, 2021.)

Nelly Korda
Lydia Ko
Patty Tavatanakit
Lexi Thompson
Jessica Korda
Inbee Park
Danielle Kang
Austin Ernst
Jin Young Ko
Sei Young Kim

S-15. From the current Rolex Rankings, the top 75 point leaders and anyone tying for 75th place as of April 14, 2021. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (Must have filed an entry by April 14, 2021.)

Jin Young Ko
Inbee Park
Sei Young Kim
Nelly Korda
Danielle Kang
Brooke Henderson
Lexi Thompson
Hyo Joo Kim
Nasa Hataoka
Minjee Lee
Lydia Ko
Jennifer Kupcho
Patty Tavatanakit
Sung Hyun Park
Austin Ernst
Jeongeun Lee6
So Yeon Ryu
Hinako Shibuno
Hae Ran Ryu
Hannah Green
Sophia Popov
Jessica Korda
Shanshan Feng
Carlota Ciganda
Amy Olson
Mirim Lee
Ally Ewing
Ariya Jutanugarn
Mi Jung Hur
Hye-Jin Choi

Stacy Lewis
Charley Hull
Mel Reid
A Lim Kim
Moriya Jutanugarn
Megan Khang
Lizette Salas
Yuka Saso
Georgia Hall
Marina Alex
Amy Yang
Yealimi Noh
Brittany Altomare
Nanna Koertz Madsen
Anna Nordqvist
Da Yeon Lee
Angela Stanford
Caroline Masson
Gaby Lopez
In Gee Chun
Yu Liu
Celine Boutier
Mi Hyang Lee
Kristen Gillman
Ashleigh Buhai
Emily Kristine Pedersen
Jennifer Song
Eun-Hee Ji
Madelene Sagstrom
Angel Yin

S-16. From the current Rolex Rankings, the top 75 point leaders and anyone tying for 75th place as of May 17, 2021 (if not previously exempt). Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (Note: The USGA will file blank entries for those players who become exempt after the close of entries.)

Miyu Yamashita
Yuna Nishimura
Jenny Shin
Xiyu Lin

S-17. The top player from the 2020 China LPGA Tour Order of Merit who is not otherwise exempt as of April 14, 2021 (close of entries). A blank entry would be filed for a player who becomes exempt under this category.

Ruoning Yin

S-18. Top four finishers from the Ladies European Tour Investec South African Women’s Open. (Note: The USGA will file blank entries for those players who become exempt after the close of entries.)

Lee-Anne Pace
Leonie Harm
Karolin Lampert
Nicole Garcia

S-19. The top two players from the 2020 Korea LPGA Tour Order of Merit who are not otherwise exempt as of April 14, 2021 (close of entries). A blank entry would be filed for players who become exempt under this category.

S-20. Special exemptions selected by the USGA. Must have filed an entry by April 14, 2021.  Deadline for submission of request: April 14, 2021. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (NOTE: The USGA will file blank entries for those players who become exempt after the close of entries.)

Paula Creamer
Cristie Kerr

NOTE: Winner of the 2021 U.S. Senior Women's Open will be exempt in 2022.