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A Historic Run: Recapping 78+ Years of U.S. Women's Open Winners

Last Updated: July, 8 2024
A Historic Run: Recapping 78+ Years of U.S. Women's Open Winners

Over the past 78 years, legends such as Betsy Rawls, Mickey Wright, Annika Sorenstam and Inbee Park have all had their names etched onto the trophy. Past winners have triumphed on the game's most famous courses likePebble Beach, Pine Needles and Oakmont.

 

Corpuz is now the latest to join this illustrious group of champions. Her closing 279 total and victory by 9-under par saw her etch her name in the history books at the 79th U.S. Women's Open.

 

Let’s take a look at the past champions, scores and venues, per the USGA:

 

YEAR                 

 CHAMPION

 SCORE                   

  VENUE

2023              

Allisen Corpuz

279 (-9)

Pebble Beach G.L.

2022

Minjee Lee

271 (-13)

Pine Needles Lodge & G.C.

2021

Yuka Saso

280 (-4)

The Olympic Club (Lake Course)

2020

A Lim Kim

281 (-3)

Champions Golf Club

2019

JeongEun Lee6

282 (-6)

Country Club of Charleston

2018

*Ariya Jutanugarn

277 (-11)

Shoal Creek

2017

Sung Hyun Park

277 (-11)

Trump National G.C.

2016

*Brittany Lang

282 (-6)

CordeValle

2015

In Gee Chun

272 (-8)

Lancaster C.C.

2014

Michelle Wie

278 (-2)

Pinehurst Resort & C.C.

2013

Inbee Park

280 (-8)

Sebonack G.C.

2012

Na Yeon Choi

281 (-7)

Blackwolf Run

2011

*So Yeon Ryu

281 (-3)

The Broadmoor

2010

Paula Creamer

281 (-3)

Oakmont C.C.

2009

Eun-Hee Ji

284 (E)

Saucon Valley C.C.

2008

Inbee Park

283 (-9)

Interlachen C.C.

2007

Cristie Kerr

279 (-5)

Pine Needles Lodge & G.C.

2006

*Annika Sorenstam

284 (E)

Newport C.C.

2005

Birdie Kim

287 (+3)

Cherry Hills C.C.

2004

Meg Mallon

274 (-10)

Orchards G.C.

2003

*Hilary Lunke

283 (-1)

Pumpkin Ridge G.C.

2002

Juli Inkster

276 (-4)

Prairie Dunes C.C.

2001

Karrie Webb

273 (-7)

Pine Needles Lodge & G.C.

2000

Karrie Webb

282 (-6)

The Merit Club

1999

Juli Inkster

272 (-16)

Old Waverly G.C.

1998

*Se Ri Pak

290 (+6)

Blackwolf Run

1997

Alison Nicholas

274 (-10)

Pumpkin Ridge G.C.

1996

Annika Sorenstam

272 (-8)

Pine Needles Lodge & G.C.

1995

Annika Sorenstam

278 (-2)

The Broadmoor

1994

Patty Sheehan

277 (-7)

Indianwood Golf & C.C.

1993

Lauri Merten

280 (-8)

Crooked Stick G.C.

1992

*Patty Sheehan

280 (-4)

Oakmont C.C.

1991

Meg Mallon

283 (-1)

Colonial C.C.

1990

Betsy King

284 (-4)

Atlanta Athletic Club

1989

Betsy King

278 (-6)

Indianwood Golf & C.C.

1988

Liselotte Neumann

277 (-7)

Baltimore C.C.

1987

*Laura Davies

285 (-3)

Plainfield C.C.

1986

Jane Geddes

287 (-1)

NCR C.C.

1985

Kathy (Baker) Guadagnino

280 (-8)

Baltusrol G.C.

1984

Hollis Stacy

290 (+2)

Salem C.C.

1983

Jan Stephenson

290 (+6)

Cedar Ridge C.C.

1982

Janet Alex

283 (-5)

Del Paso C.C.

1981

Pat Bradley

279 (-9)

LaGrange C.C.

1980

Amy Alcott

280 (-4)

Richland C.C.

1979

Jerilyn Britz

284 (E)

Brooklawn C.C.

1978

Hollis Stacy

289 (+5)

Country Club of Indianapolis

1977

Hollis Stacy

292 (+4)

Hazeltine National G.C.

1976

*JoAnne Gunderson Carner

292 (+8)

Rolling Green G.C.

1975

Sandra Palmer

295 (+7)

Atlantic City C.C.

1974

Sandra Haynie

295 (+7)

LaGrange C.C.

1973

Susie Maxwell Berning

290 (+2)

Country Club of Rochester

1972

Susie Maxwell Berning

299 (+11)

Winged Foot G.C.

1971

JoAnne Gunderson Carner

288 (E)

Kahkwa Club

1970

Donna Caponi

287 (+3)

Muskogee C.C.

1969

Donna Caponi

294 (+2)

Scenic Hills C.C.

1968

Susie Maxwell Berning

289 (+5)

Moselem Springs G.C.

1967

Catherine Lacoste (a)

294 (+10)

Virginia Hot Springs Golf & T.C.

1966

Sandra Spuzich

297 (+9)

Hazeltine National G.C.

1965

Carol Mann

290 (+2)

Atlantic City C.C.

1964

*Mickey Wright

290 (-2)

San Diego C.C.

1963

Mary Mills

289 (-3)

Kenwood C.C.

1962

Murle Lindstrom

301 (+13)

Dunes Golf & C.C.

1961

Mickey Wright

293 (+5)

Baltusrol G.C.

1960

Betsy Rawls

292 (+4)

Worcester C.C.

1959

Mickey Wright

287 (+7)

Churchill Valley C.C.

1958

Mickey Wright

290 (-2)

Forest Lake C.C.

1957

Betsy Rawls

299 (+7)

Winged Foot G.C.

1956

*Kathy Cornelius

302 (+7)

Northand C.C.

1955

Fay Crocker

299 (+11)

Wichita C.C.

1954

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

291 (+3)

Salem C.C.

1953

*Betsy Rawls

302 (+6)

Country Club of Rochester

1952

Louise Suggs

284 (+8)

Bala G.C.

1951

Betsy Rawls

293 (+5)

Druid Hills G.C.

1950

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

291 (-9)

Rolling Hills C.C.

1949

Louise Suggs

291 (-9)

Prince Georges Golf & C.C.

1948

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

300 (E)

Atlantic City C.C.

1947

Betty Jameson

295 (-9)

Starmount Forest C.C.

1946

Patty Berg

5 and 4

Spokane C.C.

 

Through its rich history, the U.S. Women's Open has cemented its place as the marquee major championship in women's golf. Champions across generations have raised their play to new heights and ensured their place among the game's all-time greats.

 

References: 

https://sports.yahoo.com/u-omens-open-golf-past-161950422.html

 

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