2014 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
|Dates||June 19–22, 2014|
|Location||Pinehurst, North Carolina|
|Length||7,495 yards (6,853 m)|
|Prize fund||$3.25 million|
The 2014 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship will be the 69th U.S. Women's Open, held June 19–22 at Pinehurst #2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. It marks the first time that the U.S. Women's Open will be played on the same course in the same year that the men's U.S. Open is played. It will also be held the week immediately following the men's 2014 U.S. Open.
The U.S. Women's Open is the oldest of the five current major championships and the second of the 2014 season. Along with The Evian Championship, it has the largest purse in women's golf, at $3.25 million in 2014.
Qualifying and field
The championship is open to any female professional or amateur golfer with a USGA handicap index not exceeding 4.4. Players qualified by competing in one of twenty 36-hole qualifying tournaments to be held at sites across the United States. Additional players are exempt from qualifying because of past performances in professional or amateur tournaments around the world.
Over 1,400 entries are likely to be received for the championship.
Exempt from qualifying
Many players can be exempt in multiple categories. Players are listed only once, in the first category in which they became exempt, with additional categories in parentheses ( ) next to their names. Golfers qualifying in Category 12 who qualify by more than one method are also denoted with the tour by which they qualified.
1. Winners of the U.S. Women's Open for the last ten years (2004–2013)
Na Yeon Choi (9), Paula Creamer (8,9,11), Eun-Hee Ji (9), Cristie Kerr (5,9), Birdie Kim, Inbee Park (5,7,8,9), So Yeon Ryu (8,9)
3. Winner of the 2013 British Ladies Amateur (must be an amateur)
4. Winner of the 2013 Mark H. McCormack Medal (Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking) (must be an amateur)
The winner, Lydia Ko, turned professional in October 2013, forfeiting this exemption. She is qualified for the tournament in category 11.
8. Ten lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place from the 2013 U.S. Women's Open Championship
Jodi Ewart Shadoff (9), I.K. Kim (9), Jessica Korda (9,11), Brittany Lang (9), Brittany Lincicome (9), Angela Stanford (9)
9. Top 70 money leaders from the 2013 final official LPGA money list
Chie Arimura, Christel Boeljon, Nicole Castrale, Irene Cho, Chella Choi, Carlota Ciganda (12-LET), Jacqui Concolino, Sandra Gal, Julieta Granada, Natalie Gulbis, Mina Harigae, Caroline Hedwall, Katherine Hull-Kirk, Karine Icher, Juli Inkster, Jennifer Johnson, Moriya Jutanugarn, Danielle Kang, Haeji Kang, Candie Kung, Ilhee Lee, Jee Young Lee, Meena Lee, Pernilla Lindberg, Mo Martin, Caroline Masson, Ai Miyazato, Mika Miyazato, Azahara Muñoz, Se Ri Pak, Hee Young Park (11), Jane Park, Suzann Pettersen (11,12-LET), Pornanong Phatlum, Gerina Piller, Stacy Prammanasudh, Morgan Pressel, Beatriz Recari (11), Jennifer Rosales, Lizette Salas, Dewi Claire Schreefel, Hee Kyung Seo, Giulia Sergas, Jenny Shin, Lexi Thompson (11,12-LET), Ayako Uehara, Mariajo Uribe, Alison Walshe, Karrie Webb (11), Michelle Wie, Amy Yang (11)
10. Top 10 money leaders from the 2014 official LPGA money list, through the close of entries on May 1
11. Winners of LPGA co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, from the conclusion of the 2013 U.S. Women's Open Championship to the initiation of the 2014 U.S. Women's Open Championship
Lydia Ko, Teresa Lu (12-JLPGA), June 8 (through the HSBC Women's Champions)
- Japan LPGA Tour: Sun-Ju Ahn, Rikako Morita, Sakura Yokomine, Yumiko Yoshida
- Korea LPGA Tour: Choi Yoo-lim, Chun In-gee, Jang Ha-na, Kim Hyo-joo, Kim Sei-young
- Ladies European Tour: Gwladys Nocera, Lee-Anne Pace
13. Top 25 point leaders from the current Rolex Rankings and anyone tying for 25th place as of May 1, 2014
14. Top 25 point leaders from the current Rolex Rankings and anyone tying for 25th place as of June 16, 2014
15. Special exemptions selected by the USGA
Additional players will qualify for the 2014 U.S. Women's Open through one of the sectional qualifying tournaments.
- "USGA Entry Forms". USGA. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship
|Major Championships||Succeeded by
2014 Women's British Open