1981 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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The 1981 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was contested from July 23 to July 26 at La Grange Country Club in La Grange, Illinois. It was the 36th edition of the U.S. Women's Open.

This event was won by Pat Bradley.

It was at this Open that Kathy Whitworth had her best chance to win the U.S. Women's Open, the only major championship to elude her. She opened the final round leading by one shot but shot a final round 74 to finish solo third. Whitworth however became the first woman golfer to win one million dollars on the LPGA Tour.[1]

Final leaderboard[edit]

# Player Country Score To par Money
1 Pat Bradley  United States 71-74-68-66=279 -9 $22,000.00
2 Beth Daniel  United States 69-74-69-68=280 -8 $12,500.00
3 Kathy Whitworth  United States 69-70-71-74=284 -4 $9,500.00
T4 Bonnie Lauer  United States 72-67-72-76=287 -1 $7,000.00
T4 Cindy Hill  United States 76-70-69-72=287 -1 $7,000.00
T6 Donna Caponi  United States 71-74-72-73=290 +2 $4,562.50
T6 JoAnne Carner  United States 73-71-72-74=290 +2 $4,562.50
T6 Marlene Floyd  United States 71-72-73-74=290 +2 $4,562.50
T6 Patty Sheehan  United States 74-74-72-70=290 +2 $4,562.50
T10 Amelia Rorer  United States 73-77-69-73=292 +4 $2,967.00
T10 Debbie Massey  United States 71-72-72-77=292 +4 $2,967.00
T10 Hollis Stacy  United States 73-75-71-73=292 +4 $2,967.00
T10 Sally Little  South Africa 74-72-76-70=292 +4 $2,967.00
T10 Sandra Haynie  United States 75-73-73-71=292 +4 $2,967.00
T10 Shelley Hamlin  United States 70-75-75-72=292 +4 $2,967.00

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Coordinates: 41°48′03″N 87°52′51″W / 41.80083°N 87.88083°W / 41.80083; -87.88083