Category Archives: US Women’s Open

Jun
30
2013
Dominant

Dominant Park

It was never a question of whether or not Inbee Park would secure her third straight major of the season, it was more a matter of how many would she would win by. Park wasn’t perfect in Sunday’s final round at Sebonack, but she didn’t need to be — she posted a two-over 74 to capture the U.S. Women’s Open by four strokes over I.K. Kim.

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Jun
29
2013
Korda and her former caddie

Korda and her former caddie

Talk about drama! — apparently Jessica Korda and her now-former caddie, Jason Gilroyed, had irreconcilable differences because after her front nine in the third round of the U.S. Women’s Open, she fired him and replaced him with her boyfriend Johnny DelPrete, according to a tweet from Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman.

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Jun
28
2013
IK Kim

IK Kim in good position to secure first major championship

Don’t worry, the USGA wasn’t going to go all soft on the ladies two days in a row at the U.S. Women’s Open. Along with breezy conditions on Friday at Sebonack, the pin placements were much less accessible than Thursday’s setup.

Second-round play was suspended due to fog, but here’s the Top Five from the second round: 

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Jun
27
2013
By Stephanie Wei under US Women's Open
Natalie

Natalie Gulbis looking pretty in pink!

With mild conditions and an extremely benevolent setup by the USGA — words you never thought you’d hear! — Sebonack was for the taking in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open, which certainly didn’t make it “easy,” either. Without further ado (and because I’m starving), Thursday’s top five…

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Jun
27
2013
Inbee

Know this girl

World no. 1 Inbee Park continues to dominate the women’s golf circuit, posting a superb five-under 67 at Sebonack to take the clubhouse lead in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open.

Park has already won five times — yes, FIVE — this season, including the first two majors. 

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Jun
26
2013
Sebonack

Sebonack is pretty, but don’t let that fool you

Sebonack is raring to go for an incredibly scenic U.S. Women’s Open, but its beauty is deceiving. And the USGA sets up the golf course, so expect a grueling challenge, especially with these tricky greens — some of which are about as natural-looking as the surface of the moon — and strong winds.

The USGA is also quite deft at putting together great pairings for the first two rounds. 2012 USWO champ Na Yeon Choi will play with 2012 U.S. Amateur champ Lydia Ko, who is also only 16 years old, and Brittany Lincicome.

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Jun
26
2013
By Stephanie Wei under US Women's Open
Women's Open going to NorCal

Women’s Open going to NorCal

The USGA announced on Wednesday that the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open will be held at CordeValle in San Martin, California. It will be the first time the championship is returning to California since 1982 and the first time ever in the northern California area.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will serve as honorary chair of the tournament. 

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Jul
10
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Gossip

I joined John Maginnes on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio on Monday evening to chat about all things golf. I’m told it was basically like two friends having a conversation about the past week’s news pegs or other random ramblings. In case you missed it, the show’s producer offered to send me the audio file to post here. Cross-platforming!

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Jul
10
2012

It's a beautiful day for NYC

For those wondering why I didn’t cover the U.S. Women’s Open, please see the explanation at the bottom of the page. Since I wasn’t there–and truly wish I had been–I’ll leave most of the commentary on the tournament to my colleagues who were. 

Heading into the final round with a six-shot lead, Na Yeon Choi was lapping the field and seemingly cruising to her first major victory at Blackwolf Run, the same venue where Se Ri Pak won the legendary ’98 U.S. Women’s Open in a playoff, inspiring thousands of girls in her native South Korea (and beyond, in my opinion) to pick up the game and sparking the popularity and rise of the dominance we’re seeing today on the LPGA.

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Jul
7
2012

Sophie Gustafson: honesty the only policy.

Sophie Gustafson endured a difficult day at the US Women’s Open Friday, shooting a dismal 77 at Blackwolf Run to scrape inside the cut-line.

The score tells its own story – specifically one of a player struggling to come to terms with the season’s most demanding layout – but it neglects to touch on a couple of issues, not least the Swede’s spiky collision with a former US Open champion.

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