U.S. Senior Women's Open
The inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open Championship will be conducted July 12-15, 2018 at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill.
The championship is open to professional females, and amateur females with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 7.4, who have reached their 50th birthday as of the first day of the championship. The field will include 120 players, who will earn entry into the championship through an exemption category or via sectional qualifying at sites nationwide. Exempt players who wish to compete in the championship must file an entry. Qualifying sites will be announced in the spring of 2018.
The U.S. Senior Women’s Open format will mirror that of the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open championships: a walking-only, 72-hole stroke-play competition over four consecutive days. There will be a 36-hole cut to the top 50 players, including ties, and prize money will be announced at a later date.
Chicago Golf Club, the oldest golf club in the United States in continuous use at the same location, will host its 12th USGA championship and the first since the 2005 Walker Cup Match, when it hosts the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Open.
The 2019 Senior Women’s Open will be contested at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C., from May 16-19.