Ryu So-yeon and Annika Sorenstam (Sweden) got a special ticket to the 78th U.S. Women’s Open held at Pebble Beach this year.
The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced that the 2011 champion, Ryu So-yeon, and three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion Sorenstam were given the right to participate in the tournament, which will be held at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California from July 6 to 9.
Ryu So-yeon finished the regular round at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and played Hee-kyung Suh in a three-hole overtime to win the championship. Ryu passed the cut for 12 consecutive years and finished in the top 5 six times before missing the cut at the US Women’s Open held at Pine Needles last year.
Among the 20 or so categories of the US Women’s Open, the winner of this event is given the right to participate for 10 years. The winner of the 5 majors received the right to participate for 5 years and qualified to participate up to the 75th place in the world golf rankings by the 5th. Ryu So-yeon is currently ranked 113th and was not 스포츠토토eligible for this event.
“The US Women’s Open is a special tournament for me, so it’s an honor, and I’m grateful to the USGA for giving me this opportunity,” said So-yeon Ryu, who was invited until last year and was invited this year. With this, Ryu So-yeon will participate in this competition for 14 consecutive years.
Sorenstam, who took part in her 17th appearance, said, “I am very grateful to the USGA for giving me the opportunity to play in the US Women’s Open this year.” A week to spend with my family at Pebble Beach will never be forgotten.”
Before retiring in 2008, 52-year-old Sorenstam was already inducted into the Hall of Fame and won 10 majors on the LPGA Tour. In this tournament, starting in 1995, he won 3 wins in 1996 and 2006. In 2021, while
winning the 3rd US Senior Women’s Open, the place where he won with an overwhelming score of 8 strokes in 1996 She earned the right to participate in the 2022 US Women’s Open held at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (GC), where Sorenstam finished in 16th place after 13 years, Sorenstam’s first US professional championship
. came at the 1995 U.S. Women’s Open, where she defeated Meg Malone by one stroke at Broadmoor GC in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and successfully defended the Pine Needles title a year later, and 10 years later at Newport Country Club (CC). Inducted into the World Golf Hall
of Fame in 2003, Sorenstam was elected president of the International Golf Federation (IGF) in 2020. He also won the USGA Championship in 2012. ‘s highest honor, the Bobby Jones Award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate spirit, character and respect for the game.
Sorenstam is one of only four golfers to win three times in the history of the tournament. The all-time record for most wins is 4, held by Betsy Rawls and Mickey Wright. Meanwhile, the special qualification he received was last given to Paula Creamer and Christy Kerr at the last 2021 event held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. Previously, it went back to Kari Webb (Australia) twice in 2018 and 2019.