1991 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
|Dates||July 11–14, 1991|
|Location||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Course(s)||Colonial Country Club|
|Length||6,340 yards (5,797 m)|
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. Mallon trailed Bradley by three strokes with ten holes to play. 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.
Through 2015, 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. It also hosted the U.S. Open in 1941, the last before World War II.
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Pat Bradley||United States||1981||69||73||72||71||285||+1||2|
|Amy Alcott||United States||1980||75||68||72||71||286||+2||3|
|JoAnne Carner||United States||1971, 1976||73||72||73||73||291||+7||T11|
|Jane Geddes||United States||1986||71||74||76||73||294||+10||T28|
|Betsy King||United States||1989, 1990||74||78||74||68||294||+10||T28|
|Sandra Palmer||United States||1975||77||75||73||71||296||+12||35|
|Hollis Stacy||United States||1977, 1978, 1984||73||76||78||71||298||+14||T41|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Kathy Guadagnino||United States||1985||77||76||153||+11|
|Jerilyn Britz||United States||1979||79||75||154||+12|
Thursday, July 11, 1991
|1||Pat Bradley||United States||69||−2|
|T2||Laurel Kean||United States||70||−1|
|Meg Mallon||United States|
|Joan Pitcock||United States|
|T5||Jane Geddes||United States||71||E|
|Sarah LeBrun Ingram (a)||United States|
|T7||Danielle Ammaccapane||United States||72||+1|
|Judy Dickinson||United States|
|Sally Little||South Africa|
|Dana Lofland||United States|
|Debbie Massey||United States|
|Missie McGeorge||United States|
|Mindy Moore||United States|
|Alice Ritzman||United States|
|Nancy Scranton||United States|
|Colleen Walker||United States|
Friday, July 12, 1991
|T1||Pat Bradley||United States||69-73=142||E|
|Joan Pitcock||United States||70-72=142|
|T3||Amy Alcott||United States||75-68=143||+1|
|Alice Ritzman||United States||72-71=143|
|5||Debbie Massey||United States||72-72=144||+2|
|T6||Danielle Ammaccapane||United States||72-73=145||+3|
|Jody Anschutz||United States||73-72=145|
|JoAnne Carner||United States||73-72=145|
|Jane Geddes||United States||71-74=145|
|Meg Mallon||United States||70-75=145|
Saturday, July 13, 1991
|T1||Pat Bradley||United States||69-73-72=214||+1|
|Joan Pitcock||United States||70-72-72=214|
|T3||Amy Alcott||United States||75-68-72=215||+2|
|Brandie Burton||United States||75-71-69=215|
|T5||Christa Johnson||United States||76-72-68=216||+3|
|Meg Mallon||United States||70-75-71=216|
|Kris Tschetter||United States||77-72-67=216|
|T8||Kristi Albers||United States||76-70-71=217||+4|
|Jody Anschutz||United States||73-72-72=217|
|Laurel Kean||United States||70-76-71=217|
|Dottie Pepper||United States||73-76-68=217|
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|
- "Bradley shows no signs she might stumble". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 13, 1991. p. 1D.
- "Mallon becomes a popular winner...again". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 15, 1991. p. 1B.
- Garrity, John (July 22, 1991). "A Sizzler". Sports Illustrated. p. 18.
- Shatel, Tom (July 15, 1991). "Mallon drums up 2nd major". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. (Dallas Morning News). p. C1.
- Zullo, Allan, "Astonishing but True Golf Facts", Andrew McMeels Publishing, Forest Fairview, North Carolina, 2001.
- Garbacz, Lori (June 7, 1999). "My Shot". Sports Illustrated. p. G16.
- "U.S. Women's Open scores". Milwaukee Sentinel. July 13, 1991. p. 2B.
- "King stumbles at start of Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 12, 1991. p. 3B.
- "Vets pushed to the wire". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 14, 1991. p. 3E.
- U.S. Women's Open - past champions - 1991