1960 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
|Dates||July 21–23, 1960|
|Course(s)||Worcester Country Club|
|Format||Stroke play – 72 holes|
|Length||6,137 yards (5,612 m)|
|Field||53, 42 after cut|
The 1960 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 15th U.S. Women's Open, held July 21–23 at Worcester Country Club in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was the eighth conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA).
Betsy Rawls won her fourth U.S. Women's Open, a stroke ahead of runner-up Joyce Ziske. Two-time defending champion Mickey Wright led by two strokes after 36 holes on Friday, but a difficult Saturday dropped her to fifth. She entered the championship with an ailing knee. It was the seventh of eight major championships for Rawls.
The championship was held the same week as the PGA Championship, which concluded on Sunday.
Past champions in the field
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Betsy Rawls||United States||1951, 1953, 1957||76||73||68||75||292||+4||1|
|Mickey Wright||United States||1958, 1959||71||71||75||82||299||+11||5|
|Louise Suggs||United States||1949, 1952||78||77||72||77||304||+9||2|
|Betty Jameson||United States||1947||78||74||77||77||306||+18||T12|
|Patty Berg||United States||1946||80||76||78||80||314||+26||17|
|Kathy Cornelius||United States||1956||78||76|
Saturday, July 23, 1960
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Betsy Rawls||United States||76-73-68-75=292||+4||1,710|
|2||Joyce Ziske||United States||75-74-71-73=293||+5||1,140|
|T3||Mary Lena Faulk||United States||75-72-76-75=298||+10||689|
|Marlene Hagge||United States||74-74-75-75=298|
|5||Mickey Wright||United States||71-71-75-82=299||+11||475|
|6||Wiffi Smith||United States||75-76-73-76=300||+12||380|
|7||Beverly Hanson||United States||75-77-77-72=301||+13||323|
|T9||Marilynn Smith||United States||72-72-83-77=304||+16||215|
|Louise Suggs||United States||78-77-72-77=304|
|Kathy Whitworth||United States||75-73-80-76=304|
- "Mickey Wright takes two stroke Women's Open lead". Daytona Beach Morning Journal (Florida). Associated Press. July 23, 1960. p. 7.
- "Miss Wright registers 71 to hold Ladies' PGA lead". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. July 23, 1960. p. 8.
- Brown, Gwilym (August 1, 1960). "Heaven to Betsy four times over". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- "Rawls wins, Ziske 1 back". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. July 25, 1960. p. 4, part 2.
- "7-strokes off pace, Rawls' rally wins 4th Women's Open title". Palm Beach Post-Times. Associated Press. July 24, 1960. p. 35.
- "Betsy Rawls gets nod as favorite". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon). Associated Press. July 20, 1960. p. 4B.
- "Faces in the crowd". Sports Illustrated. August 8, 1960. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- USGA final leaderboard
- U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
- U.S. Women's Open – past champions – 1960
- Worcester Country Club