US Women’s Open Winners And History

US Women’s Open Winners and History

The US Women’s Open was first played in 1946 as a match play event operated by the Women’s Professional Golfers Association. Patty Berg was the inaugural winner defeating Betty Jameson 5 and 4 in the 36 hole final. It would be the only Women’s US Amateur settled in match play.

In 1949, the fledgling LPGA took over the event. The tour would add the event as a major in 1950.

After running the US Women’s Open for four years, the LPGA asked the USGA to assume control of the event. The 1953 event — the first hosted by the USGA — attracted 37 competitors.

The US Women’s Open currently has the biggest purse in women’s golf, at $5 million. Note, however, that this does not even come close to equity with the men’s game, for which the USGA offers $12 million.

The complete of US Women’s Open Winners follows:

YearChampionCountryVenueScoreTo par
2019Lee Jeong-eunSouth KoreaCountry Club of Charleston278-6
2018Ariya JutanugarnThailandShoal Creek Golf and Country Club277-11
2017Park Sung-hyunSouth KoreaTrump National Golf Club277-11
2016Brittany Lang United StatesCordeValle Golf Club282−6 PO
2015Chun In-gee South KoreaLancaster Country Club272−8
2014Michelle Wie United StatesPinehurst Resort, Course No. 2278−2
2013Inbee Park (2) South KoreaSebonack Golf Club280−8
2012Choi Na-yeon South KoreaBlackwolf Run, composite course281−7
2011Ryu So-yeon South KoreaBroadmoor Golf Club, East Course281−3 PO
2010Paula Creamer United StatesOakmont Country Club281−3
2009Eun-Hee Ji South KoreaSaucon Valley Country Club284E
2008Inbee Park South KoreaInterlachen Country Club283−9
2007Cristie Kerr United StatesPine Needles Lodge and Golf Club279−5
2006Annika Sörenstam (3) SwedenNewport Country Club284E PO
2005Birdie Kim South KoreaCherry Hills Country Club2873
2004Meg Mallon (2) United StatesThe Orchards Golf Club274−10
2003Hilary Lunke United StatesPumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Witch Hollow Course283−1 PO
2002Juli Inkster (2) United StatesPrairie Dunes Golf Club276−4
2001Karrie Webb (2) AustraliaPine Needles Lodge and Golf Club273−7
2000Karrie Webb AustraliaMerit Club282−6
1999Juli Inkster United StatesOld Waverly Golf Club272−16
1998Pak Se-ri South KoreaBlackwolf Run, composite course290+6 PO
1997Alison Nicholas EnglandPumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Witch Hollow Course274−10
1996Annika Sörenstam (2) SwedenPine Needles Lodge and Golf Club272−8
1995Annika Sörenstam SwedenBroadmoor Golf Club, East Course278−2
1994Patty Sheehan (2) United StatesIndianwood Golf and Country Club, Old Course277−7
1993Lauri Merten United StatesCrooked Stick Golf Club280−8
1992Patty Sheehan United StatesOakmont Country Club280−4 PO
1991Meg Mallon United StatesColonial Country Club283−1
1990Betsy King (2) United StatesAtlanta Athletic Club, Riverside Course284−4
1989Betsy King United StatesIndianwood Golf and Country Club, Old Course278−2
1988Liselotte Neumann SwedenBaltimore Country Club, Five Farms, East Course277−7
1987Laura Davies EnglandPlainfield Country Club285−3 PO
1986Jane Geddes United StatesNCR Country Club287−1 PO
1985Kathy Baker United StatesBaltusrol Golf Club, Upper Course280−8
1984Hollis Stacy (3) United StatesSalem Country Club2902
1983Jan Stephenson AustraliaCedar Ridge Country Club2906
1982Janet Alex United StatesDel Paso Country Club283−5
1981Pat Bradley United StatesLa Grange Country Club279−9
1980Amy Alcott United StatesRichland Country Club280−4
1979Jerilyn Britz United StatesBrooklawn Country Club284E
1978Hollis Stacy (2) United StatesCountry Club of Indianapolis2895
1977Hollis Stacy United StatesHazeltine National Golf Club2924
1976JoAnne Carner (2) United StatesRolling Green Golf Club292+8 PO
1975Sandra Palmer United StatesAtlantic City Country Club2957
1974Sandra Haynie United StatesLa Grange Country Club2957
1973Susie Berning (3) United StatesCountry Club of Rochester2902
1972Susie Berning (2) United StatesWinged Foot Golf Club, East Course29911
1971JoAnne Carner United StatesKahkwa Club288E
1970Donna Caponi (2) United StatesMuskogee Country Club287−1
1969Donna Caponi United StatesScenic Hills Country Club2946
1968Susie Berning United StatesMoselem Springs Golf Club2895
1967Catherine Lacoste (a) FranceThe Homestead2946
1966Sandra Spuzich United StatesHazeltine National Golf Club2979
1965Carol Mann United StatesAtlantic City Country Club2902
1964Mickey Wright (4) United StatesSan Diego Country Club290−2 PO
1963Mary Mills United StatesKenwood Country Club289−3
1962Murle Lindstrom United StatesDunes Golf and Beach Club30113
1961Mickey Wright (3) United StatesBaltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course2935
1960Betsy Rawls (4) United StatesWorcester Country Club2924
1959Mickey Wright (2) United StatesChurchill Valley Country Club287−1
1958Mickey Wright United StatesForest Lake Country Club290−2
1957Betsy Rawls (3) United StatesWinged Foot Golf Club, East Course2997
1956Kathy Cornelius United StatesNorthland Country Club302+11 PO
1955Fay Crocker UruguayWichita Country Club29911
1954Babe Zaharias (3) United StatesSalem Country Club2913
1953Betsy Rawls (2) United StatesCountry Club of Rochester302+10 PO
1952Louise Suggs (2) United StatesBala Golf Club2848
1951Betsy Rawls United StatesDruid Hills Golf Club2935
1950Babe Zaharias (2) United StatesRolling Hills Country Club291−9
1949Louise Suggs United StatesPrince Georges Golf and Country Club291−9
1948Babe Zaharias United StatesAtlantic City Country Club300E
1947Betty Jameson United StatesStarmount Forest Country Club295−9
1946Patty Berg † United StatesSpokane Country Club5&4

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