TBT: U.S. Women’s Open

The U.S. Women’s Open is just a few days away from its 70th edition. Therefore the Throwback Thursday of this week is dedicated to the oldest event on the LPGA Tour as well as to some of the players who have won the prestigious tournament.

1946

Patty Berg won the first edition of the tournament in 1946. The event was held at the Spokane Country Club in Spokane, Washington.

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1949

Louise Suggs won in 1949 with a 14-stroke margin.

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1953

Betty Rawls captured the U.S. Open title after winning in a playoff.

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1954

Babe Didrikson Zaharias remains as the oldest champion ever at the event. She won the major in 1954 at the age of 43 years and six days old.

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1958

Mickey Wright won the U.S. Women’s Open four times (1958, 1959, 1961, 1964).

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1965

Carol Mann won the U.S. Women’s Open in 1965. This was the first time the event’s final round was televised nationally.

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1967

Catherine Lacoste is the only amateur ever to win the U.S. Women’s Open, accomplishing that feat in 1967.

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1999

With her win in 1999 Juli Inkster set the record for lowest under par score in 72 holes (16-under).

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2004

Meg Mallon won the event in 2004 with an outstanding final round of 65.

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2006

In 2006 Annika Sorenstam leaded the event from start-to-finish.

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2008

Inbee Park claimed the tournament title by four strokes and became the youngest player to win the event.

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2014

Michelle Wie is the current defending champion of the event after winning at Pinehurst with 2-under par.

Wie won the third major of the season after a 2-under par at Pinehurst No.2

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