USGA to begin hosting U.S. Senior Women’s Open

New York, NY ( – The United States Golf Association
announced the creation of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship on

The championship will start in 2018 and will bring the number on national
titles conducted by the USGA to 14.

“We have studied and discussed the need for this championship for many years
and now we can celebrate its introduction,” said USGA President Thomas J.
O’Toole Jr. “The USGA has been leading and supporting women’s golf since 1895
and it has never been stronger. We hope that current and younger players will
be inspired to see national championship competition long into their playing

The Senior Women’s Open is the third new championship added to the USGA
schedule in recent years. The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women’s Amateur
Four-Ball were established in 2013 and will be played for the first time later
this year.

The championship format will mirror that of the U.S. Open with 72 holes of
stroke play with the cut coming after 36 holes. Eligibility will be limited to
female golfers 50-years-old and over.