Dates changed for the newest USGA major championship
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The 3rd U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Conn., will now be contested July 29-Aug. 1, 2021. The championship was previously scheduled to take place Aug. 19-22, 2021.
“In an effort to both ensure a strong field and prioritize our broadcast opportunities, we have made the decision to adjust the dates of the 3rd U.S. Senior Women’s Open,” said John Bodenhamer, the USGA’s senior managing director, Championships. “After listening to player feedback and consulting with our new broadcast partner, NBCUniversal, it was clear that separating the dates from the week of the AIG Women’s British Open was important to the overall success of the championship.”
The U.S. Senior Women’s Open was one of 10 USGA championships canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last June, NBCUniversal took over the United States media rights for USGA championships through 2026.
The 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open will be the third USGA Open championship and fifth overall USGA championship hosted by Brooklawn Country Club. The club, founded in 1895, hosted the 1974 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, won by David Nevatt; the 1979 U.S. Women’s Open, won by Jerilyn Britz; the 1987 U.S. Senior Open, won by Gary Player; and the 2003 U.S. Girls’ Junior, won by Sukjin-Lee Wuesthoff.
The format for the USGA’s newest championship will continue to be a walking-only, 72-hole stroke play competition over four consecutive days with a 36-hole cut to the top 50 players, including ties. World Golf Hall of Famer Laura Davies won the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill., in 2018. Helen Alfredsson captured the 2019 championship at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.
ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Women's Open
The U.S. Senior Women's Open is one of 14 national
championships conducted by the USGA. The
event is open to any female age 50 and over who
Handicap Index not exceeding 7.4.
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