name query July 12, 2010, 1:09 am

by Roman Fedrich
I watched a bit of this tournament over the weekend and noticed a few international golfers in the field.
Why then is it called the U.S. Women's Open? This implies it is open only for women of U.S. citizenship.
I remember watching the Women's British Open - also open to all comers.
Did I get it wrong? Is it officially known as the Women's U.S. Open?

Groupings June 27, 2008, 6:06 pm

by Paul Carlson
You wonder why Annika and Lorerna aren't playing together? The USGA put together the reigning U.S. Women's Open Champion (Cristie Kerr), the Women's British Open Champion (Lorena Ochoa) and the U.S. Women's Amateur Champion (Maria José Uribe). That still left a pretty good threesome (Annika, Paula, and Suzann) as another featured group.

Re: June 27, 2008, 7:07 pm

RE: Groupings June 27, 2008, 7:07 pm

by Chris Baldwin
Paul, that's still not a good reason. They bucked traditon to get Phil-Tiger at Torrey and they should have done the same to have Ochoa-Sorenstam in Minnesota. Please don't come with the tired line about having a champions group.

Oh man ... June 27, 2008, 11:19 am

by Al Leiter
Mr. Baldwin, the irony of you accusing others of fabricating something is just tremendous. Lot of laughs in Neptune over this.


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