The third women’s golf Major of 2017 gets under way this week: the 72nd U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Trump National Golf Club (Old Course), Bedminster, New Jersey.
This is the first U.S. Women’s Open to be played in New Jersey since 1987, when Laura Davies, of England, won at Plainfield Country Club, becoming the fourth international champion.
The first U.S. Women’s Open, played at Spokane (Wash.) Country Club in 1946 and won by Patty Berg, was the only one conducted as match play. The Women’s Professional Golfers Association (WPGA) conducted the Women’s Open until 1949, when the newly formed Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) took over operation of the championship. The LPGA ran the Women’s Open for four years, but in 1953 asked the United States Golf Association (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 18 days. Babe Zaharias, who won the 1954 Women’s Open at age 43 years and 6 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. Six other amateurs, most recently defending Women’s Open champion Brittany Lang and Morgan Pressel in 2005, have had runner-up or co-runner-up finishes.
The tee times have been announced for the first two rounds on Thursday (July 13) and Friday (July 14), on the 6,732-yard, par-72 course.
A field of 156 players will play 18 holes of stroke play on July 13 and 14, after which the field will be reduced to the low 60 scores and ties. Those players making the cut will play 18 holes on July 15 and 16. If there is a tie upon the completion of 72 holes, a three-hole aggregate playoff will immediately follow. If this play-off results in a tie, the tied players will immediately continue to play off hole-by-hole until the winner is determined.
All Times EDT
Thursday (July 13), Hole #1 / Friday (July 14), Hole # 10 6:45 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. – Casey Danielson, Osceola, Wis.; Jessica Welch, Thomasville, Ga.; (a) SoWhi Kang, Republic of Korea 6:56 a.m. / 12:41 p.m. – Elin Arvidsson, Sweden; (a) Brooke Seay, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; TBD 7:07 a.m. / 12:52 p.m. – Jenny Shin, Republic of Korea; I.K. Kim, Republic of Korea; Minjee Lee, Australia 7:18 a.m. / 1:03 p.m. – Seon Woo Bae, Republic of Korea; Lizette Salas, Azusa, Calif.; Austin Ernst, Seneca, S.C. 7:29 a.m. / 1:14 p.m. – Sung Hyun Park, Republic of Korea; Cristie Kerr, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Mi Jung Hur, Republic of Korea 7:40 a.m. / 1:25 p.m. – Charley Hull, England; Alison Lee, Valencia, Calif.; Jessica Korda, Bradenton, Fla. 7:51 a.m. / 1:36 p.m. – Anna Nordqvist, Sweden; Haru Nomura, Japan; Amy Yang, Republic of Korea 8:02 a.m. / 1:47 p.m. – Mika Miyazato, Japan; (a) Virginia Elena Carta, Italy; Beatriz Recari, Spain 8:13 a.m. / 1:58 p.m. – Caroline Hedwall, Sweden; (a) Hye-Jin Choi, Republic of Korea; Haruka Morita, Japan 8:24 a.m. / 2:09 p.m. – Mariajo Uribe, Colombia; TBD; Pernilla Lindberg, Sweden 8:35 a.m. / 2:20 p.m. – (a) Mariel Galdiano, Pearl City, Hawaii; Stephanie Meadow, Northern Ireland; Ally McDonald, Fulton, Miss. 8:46 a.m. / 2:31 p.m. – Hee Young Park, Republic of Korea; Ayaka Watanabe, Japan; Megan Khang; Rockland, Mass. 8:57 a.m. / 2:42 p.m. – (a) Dana Williams, Boca Raton, Fla.; August Kim, St. Augustine, Fla.; TBD
Thursday (July 13), Hole #10 / Friday (July 14), Hole #1 6:45 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. – Ashleigh Ann Simon, South Africa; Pei-Ying Tsai, Chinese Taipei; (a) Emma Bradley, Naples, Fla. 6:56 a.m. / 12:41 p.m. – Weiwei Zhang, People’s Republic of China; TBD; (a) Lauren Stephenson, Columbia, S.C. 7:07 a.m. / 12:52 p.m. – Lexi Thompson, Coral Springs, Fla.; Stacy Lewis, The Woodlands, Texas; Brooke Henderson, Canada 7:18 a.m. / 1:03 p.m. – Inbee Park, Republic of Korea; Lydia Ko, New Zealand; Shanshan Feng, People’s Republic of China 7:29 a.m. / 1:14 p.m. – Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand; So Yeon Ryu, Republic of Korea; (a) Leona Maguire, Republic of Ireland 7:40 a.m. / 1:25 p.m. – Brittany Lang, McKinney, Texas; In Gee Chun, Republic of Korea; (a) Eun Jeong Seong, Republic of Korea 7:51 a.m. / 1:36 p.m. – Sei Young Kim, Republic of Korea; Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand; Mirim Lee, Republic of Korea 8:02 a.m. / 1:47 p.m. – Ai Miyazato, Japan; Christina Kim, San Jose, Calif.; Kris Tamulis, Naples, Fla. 8:13 a.m. / 1:58 p.m. – Belen Mozo, Spain; Brianna Do, Lakewood, Calif.; Tiffany Joh, San Diego, Calif. 8:24 a.m. / 2:09 p.m. – Paula Reto, South Africa; Kelly Shon, Port Washington, N.Y.; Bronte Law, England 8:35 a.m. / 2:20 p.m. – Isabelle Boineau, France; Katie Burnett, Brunswick, Ga.; Xiyu Lin, People’s Republic of China 8:46 a.m. / 2:31 p.m. – Supamas Sangchan, Thailand; Jing Yan, People’s Republic of China; Sakura Yokomine, Japan 8:57 a.m. / 2:42 p.m. – TBD; (a) Ty Akabane, Danville, Calif.; Samantha Wagner, Orlando, Fla.
Thursday (July 13), Hole #1 / Friday (July 14), Hole #10 12:30 p.m. / 6:45 a.m. – (a) Bailey Tardy, Peachtree Corners, Ga.; Cheyenne Woods, Phoenix, Ariz.; Thidapa Suwannapura, Thailand 12:41 p.m. / 6:56 a.m. – Kelsey MacDonald, Scotland; Nanna Koertz Madsen, Denmark; (a) Paphangkorn Tavatanakit, Thailand 12:52 p.m. / 7:07 a.m. – Suzann Pettersen, Norway; Michelle Wie, Jupiter, Fla.; Brittany Lincicome, Seminole, Fla. 1:03 p.m. / 7:18 a.m. – Gerina Piller, Roswell, N.M.; Hyo Joo Kim, Republic of Korea; Angela Stanford, Fort Worth, Texas 1:14 p.m. / 7:29 a.m. – Minyoung Lee, Republic of Korea; Jodi Ewart Shadoff, England; Jiyai Shin, Republic of Korea 1:25 p.m. / 7:40 a.m. – Azahara Munoz, Spain; Mi Hyang Lee, Republic of Korea; Morgan Pressel, Boca Raton, Fla. 1:36 p.m. / 7:51 a.m. – Mo Martin, Naples, Fla.; Carlota Ciganda, Spain; Jin Young Ko, Republic of Korea 1:47 p.m. / 8:02 a.m. – Aditi Ashok, India; Sandra Gal, Germany; Georgia Hall, England 1:58 p.m. / 8:13 a.m. – Jeong Eun Lee, Republic of Korea; (a) Anne Chen, Sugar Land, Texas; Gaby Lopez, Mexico 2:09 p.m. / 8:24 a.m. – Meghan Maclaren, England; Kyung Kim, Chandler, Ariz.; (a) Robyn Choi, Australia 2:20 p.m. / 8:35 a.m. – Yan Liu, People’s Republic of China; (a) Dylan Kim, Plano, Texas; Valdis Thora Jonsdottir, Iceland 2:31 p.m. / 8:46 a.m. – TBD; Becky Morgan, Wales; (a) Jennifer Kupcho, Denver, Colo. 2:42 p.m. / 8:57 a.m. – Marissa Steen, West Chester, Ohio; Carly Booth, Scotland; (a) Morgane Metraux, Switzerland
Thursday (July 13), Hole #10 / Friday (July 14), Hole #1 12:30 p.m. / 6:45 a.m. – Beth Allen, Ojai, Calif.; Candie Kung, Chinese Taipei; Seung Hyun Lee, Republic of Korea 12:41 p.m. / 6:56 a.m. – Jeongeun6 Lee, Republic of Korea; Ryann O’Toole, San Clemente, Calif.; Florentyna Parker, England 12:52 p.m. / 7:07 a.m. – Danielle Kang, Las Vegas, Nev.; Jane Park, Woodstock, Ga.; Jennifer Song, Davenport, Fla. 1:03 p.m. / 7:18 a.m. – Eun Hee Ji, Republic of Korea; Paula Creamer, Pleasanton, Calif.; Na Yeon Choi, Republic of Korea 1:14 p.m. / 7:29 a.m. – Alena Sharp, Canada; Min Sun Kim, Republic of Korea; Caroline Masson, Germany 1:25 p.m. / 7:40 a.m. – Karrie Webb, Australia; Sarah Jane Smith, Australia; Su-Hyun Oh, Australia 1:36 p.m. / 7:51 a.m. – Karine Icher, France; Haneul Kim, Republic of Korea; Ai Suzuki, Japan 1:47 p.m. / 8:02 a.m. – Lee-Anne Pace, South Africa; Jacqui Concolino, Orlando, Fla.; Chella Choi, Republic of Korea 1:58 p.m. / 8:13 a.m. – Catriona Matthew, Scotland; Suyeon Jang, Republic of Korea; Kim Kaufman, Fort Worth, Texas 2:09 p.m. / 8:24 a.m. – Pornanong Phatlum, Thailand; Fumika Kawagishi, Japan; Marina Alex, Wayne, N.J. 2:20 p.m. / 8:35 a.m. – Emma Henrikson, Sweden; Laura Gonzalez Escallon, Belgium; (a) Natalie Srinivasan, Spartanburg, S.C. 2:31 p.m. / 8:46 a.m. – Rumi Yoshiba, Japan; Wei-Ling Hsu, Chinese Taipei; Pei Yun Chien, Chinese Taipei 2:42 p.m. / 8:57 a.m. – Emily Childs, Alameda, Calif.; (a) Rachel Heck, Memphis, Tenn.; TBD
72nd U.S. Women’s Open Championship – Par & Yardage
The Old Course at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster will be set up at 6,732 yards and will play to a par of 36-36–72. The yardage for each round of the championship will vary due to course setup and conditions.
Hole by Hole