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US Women's Open

US Women’s Open: Everything you need to know

It’s time for the second women’s major of the year! Take a look at everything you need to know about the 2024 US Women’s Open!

 

It’s the second women’s major of the year, and the US Women’s Open returns to Lancaster Country Club after nine years away.

As is the way in recent years, the US Women’s Open is the second major of the season. World No 1 Nelly Korda was the victor at the Chevron Championship, in one of six wins so far in 2024.

1946 saw the first edition of the US Women’s Open, with the first edition of the tournament being a match play competition. A year later, the event reverted to stroke play and it has stayed that way ever since.

The tournament has been played at some incredible venues around the country, with Lancaster Country Club playing host to the event for the second time. 2015 was the only previous time that the Pennsylvania venue played host.

Eight of the last ten winners secured their maiden major championship by winning the US Women’s Open. Only Minjee Lee and Ariya Jutanugarn had already tasted success on the major stage.

Will we see that trend continue? Or will we see a first-time winner of the US Women’s Open come Sunday evening in Pennsylvania?

Players from both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour will be in action in Pennsylvania, aiming to get their hands on the Harton S. Semple Trophy.

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The 2024 US Women’s Open: The Details

  • Dates: May 30-June 2, 2024
  • Course: Lancaster Country Club, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6,583 yards
  • Prize purse: $12 million
  • Defending champion: Allisen Corpuz (-9)

Everything you need to know about the 2024 US Women’s Open

Check out our comprehensive coverage of the 2024 US Women’s Open – from frequently asked questions, to the competition’s unique heritage, and how the course is shaping up – by reading and clicking on some of the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions about the US Women’s Open

When and where will the US Women’s Open take place?

The 2024 edition of the US Women’s Open will take place from May 30 – June 2. The event will be played at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania for the second time, following on from the 2015 event.

Who won last year’s US Women’s Open?

Allisen Corpuz was the victor at last year’s US Women’s Open, winning by three shots from Charley Hull and Jiyai Shin at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

You can check out all the past winners of the tournament here.

Before that, you can test your knowledge by taking on one of our quizzes. Can you name every women’s major winner since 2001? Try out our quiz here.

What is the history around the event?

The US Women’s Open is the oldest of the five current women’s major championships, dating back to 1946. It is the only major to have been recognised by the LPGA since the association’s founding in 1950.

The first ever US Women’s Open was played in a match-play format, with Patty Berg defeating Betty Jameson 5&4 over 36 holes at Spokane Country Club.

Since then, the tournament has been a four-round, stroke-play competition. Betsy Rawls and Mickey Wright have both won the event on four occasions.

Check out the detailed history of the tournament here, as we look ahead to the 2024 edition.

Which golfers have been the most successful at the US Women’s Open?

Over the course of the tournament’s long and storied history, there have been plenty of players who have won this event on multiple occasions.

As mentioned earlier, Betsy Rawls and Mickey Wright are both four-time winners of the event. Rawls was the winner in 1951, 1953, 1957 and 1960, with Wright winning the first of her four US Women’s Open titles in 1958.

She would defend her title in 1959, before winning the event again in both 1961 and 1964. Six decades on, and no other golfers has joined the American duo on four victories.

Only three non-Americans have won this tournament on multiple occasions. Sweden’s Annika Sorenstam is a three-time victor, having gone back to back in 1995 and 1996. She then won her third a decade later, and she remains the most recent European to win the US Women’s Open.

Australia’s Karrie Webb won the event in back-to-back years to kick off the 21st Century, with South Korea’s Inbee Park also a two-time champion. She won for the first time in 2008 before winning the US Women’s Open again five years later.

How do golfers qualify for the US Women’s Open?

There are a number of ways that players can get into the field at Lancaster Country Club for the 2024 US Women’s Open.

These are as follows:

  • Winners of the US Women’s Open in the last ten years
  • Top ten and ties from last year’s US Women’s Open
  • Winners of the Chevron Championship, Women’s PGA Championship, Amundi Evian Championship and AIG Women’s Open in the last five years
  • Winners of LPGA Tour events since last year’s US Women’s Open
  • Winners of the most recent US Senior Women’s Open
  • Winner and runner-up at the most recent US Women’s Amateur
  • Winner of the most recent US Girls Junior Championship
  • Winner of the most recent US Women’s Mid Amateur Championship
  • Winner of the most recent Augusta National Women’s Amateur
  • Winner of the most recent Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Winner of the most recent Mark H. McCormack Medal
  • Winner of the most recent NCAA Division I Individual Championship
  • Top 30 on the previous year’s Race to CME Globe Final Points list
  • Top 10 on this year’s Race to CME Globe Points list
  • Top 75 ranked players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings on April 3, 2024
  • Top 75 ranked players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings on May 27, 2024 (if not already exempt)
  • Sponsors, tournament and special exemptions
  • Qualifiers from US Women’s Open qualifying

For a more in-depth look at how players can qualify for the tournament, take a look at our piece here.

You can see the full field for the 2024 US Women’s Open here.

What are the odds for the tournament?

Betting for the 2024 US Women’s Open is live. Click here for the latest odds with bet365.

Check out who we think are the best bets for glory this week at Lancaster CC here.

What are the tee times for the 2024 US Women’s Open?

The tee times for the 2024 edition of the tournament will be announced in the run-up to the event beginning.

When they have been announced, we will have them here.

Is there a cut at the US Women’s Open?

As with all of the major championships, there will be a cut at the end of Friday’s play.

The tournament has the biggest field of the five women’s majors – 156 players take to the course come Thursday.

However, only 60 and ties will play the weekend at Lancaster Country Club, meaning more than half the field will go home after just two rounds. To see the full explainer on the cut rules at the US Women’s Open, take a look at our piece here.

Could there be a playoff to decide the winner?

If there are two or more players tied at the top after four rounds, then the tournament will be decided on a playoff.

Players will compete in a two-hole aggregate playoff, which will take place after the final round on Sunday afternoon.

The player with the lowest score after the two holes is the winner. If the players still can’t be separated then they will enter a sudden-death playoff until a winner can be determined.

The last playoff at the US Women’s Open came in 2021, when Yuka Saso got the better of Nasa Hataoka to win her maiden major championship.

For more on the exact rules to decide the winner of the competition, check out our piece on the playoff rules here.

How can I watch the US Women’s Open?

The event will be broadcast around the world by various broadcast partners. In the United Kingdom, action from all four days of the tournament will be shown live on Sky Sports.

  • Thursday 30th – Round 1 – Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Main Event from 5pm, and later Sky Sports Main Event from 10:30pm
  • Friday 31st – Round 2 – Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Main Event from 5pm, and later Sky Sports Main Event from 10:30pm
  • Saturday 1st – Round 3 – Sky Sports Mix from 6pm and Sky Sports Main Event from 7:30pm
  • Sunday 2nd – Round 4 – Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Main Event from 7pm

Comprehensive coverage, including live scoring, shot-by-shot data, and player highlights, will be available on the LPGA Tour’s website and app.

You can check out our full piece on how to watch all the action from Pennsylvania here.

US Women's Open field

Who will play when this week?

We are expecting the USGA to announce the tee times for the first two rounds of the US Women’s Open on Tuesday.

There are some massive groupings for the opening couple of days! Take a look at them here…

Where will the US Women’s Open visit next?

As with the US Open, the tournament moves around the country, played each year at the best golf courses that the United States has to offer.

The likes of Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, the Olympic Club and Trump National have all played host in recent years, with a couple of new venues to come over the next two decades.

Take a look at all the future venues, as well as those that have hosted the US Women’s Open in its 80-year history here.

How many hole-in-ones have there been at the US Women’s Open?

Over the eight-decade history of the tournament, there has only been 31 aces, with 29 golfers achieving the feat.

The first of those came in 1951, with Martha Cowden hitting an ace at Druids Hill. Nancy Porter and Lee Lopez are the only two women to have more than one hole-in-one in the history of the competition.

To take a look at the full rundown of every hole-in-one at the US Women’s Open, take a look at our piece here.

How much will the winner take home from Pennsylvania this week?

The prize money breakdown for the 2024 edition of the US Women’s Open was announced on the Wednesday of tournament week.

This year’s prize purse is the highest for any women’s major in history. $12 million will be paid out to those players who make the cut, a record in women’s majors. The victor will receive $2.4million come Sunday evening.

Last year’s winner – Allisen Corpuz – received $2 million. The last time the event was held at Lancaster Country Club, winner In-Gee Chun took home just over $800,000 from a pot of $4.5million.

You can check out the full breakdown of the prize purse for the 2024 US Women’s Open here.

What are the perks for the winner?

Not only will the woman who takes victory on Sunday afternoon go down in history as a major champion and a US Women’s Open winner, but there are plenty of other perks (along with the prize money!)

The winner receives two prizes on the spot – the Harton S. Semple Trophy and the Mickey Wright Medal.

They also receive exemptions into the US Women’s Open for the next ten years, as well as five-year exemptions into the other four majors in the women’s game.

You can check out all of the perks that the winner receives here.

Who do you think will win the PGA Championship and lift the Wanamaker Trophy? Who do you think will take the title? Let us know with a post on X, formerly Twitter!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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