1991 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1991 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates July 11–14, 1991
Location Fort Worth, Texas
Course(s) Colonial Country Club
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Par 71
Length 6,340 yards (5,797 m)
Cut 152 (+10)[1]
Prize fund $600,000
Winner's share $110,000
United States Meg Mallon
283 (–1)
Colonial CC is located in United States
Colonial CC
Colonial CC
Location in the United States

The 1991 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 46th edition of the U.S. Women's Open, held July 11–14 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Meg Mallon shot a final round 67 (–4) to finish at 283 (–1), two strokes ahead of runner-up Pat Bradley.[2] Mallon trailed Bradley by three strokes with ten holes to play.[3][4] It was the second of Mallon's four major titles; she won the LPGA Championship two weeks earlier. Mallon won her second U.S. Women's Open and final major thirteen years later in 2004.

Play was so painstakingly slow during the first round that Lori Garbacz decided to protest. While playing the 14th hole, Garbacz had her caddie go to a nearby pay phone and order a pizza that she wanted delivered to the 17th tee. The pizza was waiting for Garbacz and she had plenty of time to eat it, as there were two groups ahead of her waiting to tee off.[5][6]

Mallon won $110,000, the championship's first six-figure winner's share. It was an increase of nearly 30% over the previous year and double that of just four years earlier.

Through 2013, this is the only time the championship has been played in the state of Texas. Colonial has been an annual stop on the PGA Tour since 1946; now known as the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, it is usually played in May.

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, July 14, 1991

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Meg Mallon  United States 70-75-71-67=283 –1 110,000
2 Pat Bradley  United States 69-73-72-71=285 +1 55,000
3 Amy Alcott  United States 75-68-72-71=286 +2 32,882
4 Laurel Kean  United States 70-76-71-70=287 +3 23,996
T5 Christa Johnson  United States 76-72-68-72=288 +4 17,601
Dottie Pepper  United States 73-76-68-71=288
7 Joan Pitcock  United States 70-72-72-75=289 +5 14,623
T8 Brandie Burton  United States 75-71-69-75=290 +6 12,252
Jody Anschutz  United States 73-72-72-73=290
Kristi Albers  United States 76-70-71-73=290



  1. ^ "Bradley shows no signs she might stumble". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. July 13, 1991. p. 1D. 
  2. ^ Garrity, John (July 22, 1991). "A Sizzler". Sports Illustrated: 18. 
  3. ^ Shatel, Tom (July 15, 1991). "Mallon drums up 2nd major". Spokesman-Review. (Dallas Morning News). p. C1. 
  4. ^ a b "Mallon becomes a popular winner...again". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. July 15, 1991. p. 1B. 
  5. ^ Zullo, Allan, "Astonishing but True Golf Facts", Andrew McMeels Publishing, Forest Fairview, North Carolina, 2001.
  6. ^ Garbacz, Lori (June 7, 1999). "My Shot". Sports Illustrated: G16. 

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Coordinates: 32°43′01″N 97°22′23″W / 32.717°N 97.373°W / 32.717; -97.373