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U.S. Women's Open Winners

 

The U.S. Women's Open is the national championship of women's golf in the United States and one of the five majors of women's golf. It is run by the United States Golf Association. Below are the winners of the tournament (with playoffs noted in parentheses):

2013: Inbee Park, 280
2012: Na Yeon Choi, 281
2011: So Yeon Ryu, 281 (def. Hee Kyung Seo in 3-hole aggregate-score playoff, 10-13)
2010: Paula Creamer, 281
2009: Eun-Hee Ji, 284
2008: Inbee Park, 283
2007: Cristie Kerr, 279
2006: Annika Sorenstam, 284 (def. Pat Hurst in 18-hole playoff, 70-74)
2005: Birdie Kim, 287
2004: Meg Mallon, 273
2003: Hillary Lunke, 284 (shot 70 to win 18-hole playoff over Angela Stanford and Kelly Robbins, who shot 71 and 72, respectively)
2002: Juli Inkster, 276
2001: Karrie Webb, 273
2000: Karrie Webb, 282
1999: Juli Inkster, 272
1998: Se Ri Pak, 290 (def. a-Jenny Chuasiriporn on second hole of sudden death following 18-hole playoff)
1997: Alison Nicholas, 274
1996: Annika Sorenstam, 272
1995: Annika Sorenstam, 278
1994: Patty Sheehan, 277
1993: Lauri Merten, 280
1992: Patty Sheehan, 280 (def.Juli Inkster in 18-hole playoff, 72-74)
1991: Meg Mallon, 283
1990: Betsy King, 284
1989: Betsy King, 278
1988: Liselotte Neumann, 277
1987: Laura Davies, 285 (shot 71 to beat Ayako Okamoto - 73 - and JoAnne Carner - 74 - in 18-hole playoff)
1986: Jane Geddes, 287 (def. Sally Little in 18-hole playoff, 71-73)
1985: Kathy Baker, 280
1984: Hollis Stacy, 290
1983: Jan Stephenson, 290
1982: Janet Anderson, 283
1981: Pat Bradley, 279
1980: Amy Alcott, 280
1979: Jerilyn Britz, 284
1978: Hollis Stacy, 289
1977: Hollis Stacy, 292
1976: JoAnne Carner, 292 (def. Sandra Palmer in 18-hole playoff, 76-78)
1975: Sandra Palmer, 295
1974: Sandra Haynie, 295
1973: Susie Berning, 290
1972: Susie Berning, 299
1971: JoAnne Carner, 288
1970: Donna Caponi, 287
1969: Donna Caponi, 294
1968: Susie Berning, 289
1967: a-Catherine LaCoste, 294
1966: Sandra Spuzich, 297
1965: Carol Mann, 290
1964: Mickey Wright, 290 (def. Ruth Jessen in 18-hole playoff, 70-72)
1963: Mary Mills, 289
1962: Murle Lindstrom, 301
1961: Mickey Wright, 293
1960: Betsy Rawls, 292
1959: Mickey Wright, 287
1958: Mickey Wright, 290
1957: Betsy Rawls, 299
1956: Kathy Cornelius, 302 (def. a-Barbara McIntire in 18-hole playoff, 75-82)
1955: Fay Crocker, 299
1954: Babe Zaharias, 291
1953: Betsy Rawls, 302 (def. Jackie Pung in 18-hole playoff, 71-77)
1952: Louise Suggs, 284
1951: Betsy Rawls, 293
1950: Babe Zaharias, 291
1949: Louise Suggs, 291
1948: Babe Zaharias, 300
1947: Betty Jameson, 295
1946: Patty Berg def. Betty Jameson, 5&4

That 1946 U.S. Women's Open was the only one in which match play was used. This is the only USGA championship that was originally run by another organization. This tournament was started by a women's pro tour that preceded the LPGA, but was taken over by the USGA shortly thereafter.

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