Date: June 18, 2014
Author: Martin Blake /

US Women’s Open Guide

<image="1" align="left" />AUSTRALIANS IN FIELD

 Karrie Webb

Katherine Hull

Rebecca Artis

Minjee Lee (am)

Stacey Keating

Sarah Jane Smith

Nikki Campbell

Stephanie Na



 2013 Inbee Park (S Kor)

2012 Na Yeon Choi (S Kor)

2011 So Yeon Ryu (S Kor)

2010 Paula Creamer (USA)

2009 Eun-Hi Jee (S Kor)

2008 Inbee Park (S Kor)


 By moving the tees up, the famous No. 2 course has been shortened by more than 800 metres from the course that the men played last week. The USGA also poured a lot of water into the greens to soften them, reducing the risk of run-offs. Pinehurst will still play long to the women by comparison with their week-to-week courses.


 The tournament was first played in 1946. It has been dominated by Koreans in recent years, with five of the past six winners. Karrie Webb won back-to-back in 2000 and 2001, but Jan Stephenson (1983) was the first Australian to win it.


Stacy Lewis (USA) is the new world No. 1 and has never won her national title.

Inbee Park (South Korea) has won the Open twice and is an incredible putter.

Michelle Wie (USA) has found her mojo and been very consistent in 2014.

Karrie Webb (Australia) is ranked No. 5 in the world and won twice this year on tour.


 Lucy Li, the 11-year-old from Redwood Shores in California, becomes the youngest-ever contestant in a Women's US Open after coming through qualifying. Her appearance has touched off a debate about the appropriateness of such a young player competing.


Friday 20 June: 5.00am – 9.00am (AEST) FOX SPORTS 3

Saturday 21 June: 5.00am – 9.00am (AEST) FOX SPORTS 3

Sunday 22 June: 5.00am – 8.00am (AEST) FOX SPORTS 2

Monday 23 June: 5.00am – 8.00am (AEST) FOX SPORTS 3