U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN

Currently Exempt Players for 78th U.S. Women's Open

By USGA

| Feb 08, 2023 | Liberty Corner, N.J.

Currently Exempt Players for 78th U.S. Women's Open

The list of exempt players for the 78th U.S. Women's Open Championship, which will be conducted July 6-9 at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links. BOLD denotes a first time a player is listed and (a) indicates an amateur.  

S-1. Winners of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship for the last 10 years (2013-2022).

Michelle Wie West (2014)
In Gee Chun (2015)
Brittany Lang (2016)
Sung Hyun Park (2017)
Ariya Jutanugarn (2018)
Jeongeun Lee6 (2019)
A Lim Kim (2020)
Yuka Saso (2021)
Minjee Lee (2022)

S-2. From the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place.

Minjee Lee
Mina Harigae
Hye-Jin Choi
Jin Young Ko
Lydia Ko

Anna Nordqvist
Bronte Law
Megan Khang
Leona Maguire
Nelly Korda

S-3. Winner of the 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship

Jill McGill

S-4. Winner of the 2022 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

Saki Baba (a)

S-5. Winners of the 2022 U.S. Girls’ Junior and U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships and the 2022 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship runner-up (must be an amateur).

Yana Wilson (a): 2022 U.S. Girls' Junior
Krissy Carman (a): 2022 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur
Monet Chun (a): 2022 U.S. Women's Amateur runner-up

S-6. Winners of The Chevron Championship (2019-2023).

Jin Young Ko (2019)
Mirim Lee (2020)
Patty Tavatanakit (2021)
Jennifer Kupcho (2022)
Lilia Vu (2023)

S-7. Winners of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (2018-2023).

Sung Hyun Park (2018)
Hannah Green (2019)
Sei Young Kim (2020)
Nelly Korda (2021)
In Gee Chun (2022)
Ruoning Yin (2023)

S-8. Winners of the Evian Championship (2018-2022).

Angela Stanford (2018)
Jin Young Ko (2019)
No Championship in 2020 due to COVID-19
Minjee Lee (2021)
Brooke Henderson (2022)

S-9. Winners of the AIG Women’s British Open Championship (2018-2022).

Georgia Hall (2018)
Hinako Shibuno
 (2019)
Anna Nordqvist (2021)
Ashleigh Buhai (2022)

S-10. The top 30 point leaders from the 2022 LPGA Race to the CME Globe Final Points.

Lydia Ko
Atthaya Thitikul
Brooke Henderson
Minjee Lee
Hye-Jin Choi
Jennifer Kupcho
Lexi Thompson
Xiyu Lin
In Gee Chun
Leona Maguire
Celine Boutier
Hyo Joo Kim
Nasa Hataoka
Danielle Kang
Andrea Lee
Nelly Korda
Ayaka Furue
Hannah Green
Jin Young Ko
Lilia Vu
Charley Hull
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
Madelene Sagstrom
Megan Khang
Gaby Lopez
Georgia Hall
Ashleigh Buhai
Yuka Saso
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
Marina Alex

S-11. Winners of individual LPGA co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, from the conclusion of the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open Championship to the initiation of the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. Only events that award a full point allocation for the Race to the CME Globe are considered. (Note: The USGA will file blank entries for players who become exempt after the close of entries).

Brooke Henderson (ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer)
Jennifer Kupcho (Meier LPGA Classic)
In Gee Chun (KPMG Women's PGA Championship)
Brooke Henderson (Amundi Evian Championship)
Ayaka Furue (Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open)
Ashleigh Buhai (AIG Women's British Open)
Maja Stark (ISBS Handa World Invitational)
Paula Reto (CP Women's Open)
Gaby Lopez (Dana Open Presented by Marathon)
Ally Ewing (Kroger Queen City Championship Presented by P&G)
Andrea Lee (The AmazingCre Portland Classic)
Atthaya Thitikul (Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G)
Charley Hull (Volunteers of  America Classic)
Jodi Ewart Shadoff (LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship)
Lydia Ko (BMW Ladies Championship)
Gemma Dryburgh
 (TOTO Japan Classic)
Nelly Korda (Pelican Women's Championship)
Lydia Ko (CME Group Tour Championship)
Brooke Henderson (Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions)
Lilia Vu (Honda LPGA Thailand)
Jin Young Ko (HSBC Women's World Championship)
Celine Boutier (LPGA Drive On Championship)
Ruoning Yin (DIO Implant LA Open)
Grace Kim (LOTTE Championship Presented by Hoakalei)
Lilia Vu (Chevron Championship)
Hannah Green (JM Eagle LA Championship Presented by Plastpro)
Jin Young Ko (Cognizant Founders Cup)
Pajaree Anannarukarn (Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play Presented by MGM Resorts)
Rose Zhang (Mizuho Americas Open)
Ashleigh Buhai (ShopRite Classic)
Leona Maguire (Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give)

S-12. Winner of the 2023 Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship (must be an amateur).

N/A

S-13. Winner of the 2022 Women's Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (must be an amateur).

Jessica Baker (a)

S-14. Winner of the 2022 Mark H. McCormack Medal (No. 1 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking; must be an amateur).

N/A

S-15. Winner of the 2023 NCAA Women's Division I Individual Championship (must be an amateur):

N/A

S-16. From the 2023 Race to CME Globe, the top 10 point leaders through the close of entries on May 3, 2023. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (Must have filed an entry by May 3, 2023.)

Lilia Vu (1)
Nelly Korda (2)
Georgia Hall (3)
Celine Boutier (4)
Jin Young Ko (5)
Ruoning Yin (6)
Ayaka Furue (7)
Brooke Henderson (8)
Atthaya Thitikul (9)
Hannah Green (10)

S-17. From the current Rolex Rankings, the top 75 point leaders and anyone tying for 75th place as of May 3, 2023. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (Must have filed an entry by May 3, 2023.)

Nelly Korda (1)
Lydia Ko (2)
Jin Young Ko (3)
Lilia Vu (4)
Atthaya Thitikul (5)
Minjee Lee (6)
Lexi Thompson (7)
Brooke Henderson (8)
Hyo-Joo Kim (9)
Georgia Hall (10)
Celine Boutier (11)
In Gee Chun (12)
Xiyu Lin (13)
Hannah Green (14)
Nasa Hataoka (15)
Danielle Kang (16)
Leona Maguire (17)
Charley Hull (18)
Ayaka Furue (19)
Ashleigh Buhai (20)
Ruoning Yin (21)
Allisen Corpuz (22)
Miyu Yamashita (23)
Jennifer Kupcho (24)
Hye-Jin Choi (25)
Min Ji Park (26)
Linn Grant (27)
Megan Khang (28)
Jessica Korda (29)
Maja Stark (30)
Madelene Sagstrom (31)
Ally Ewing (32)
Sei Young Kim (33)
Andrea Lee (34)
Yuka Saso (35)
Anna Nordqvist (36)
Hinako Shibuno (39)
Mao Saigo (40)
Gaby Lopez (41)
A Lim Kim (42)
Carlota Ciganda (43)
Hae Ran Ryu (44)
Cheyenne Knight (45)
Mone Inami (46)
Eun-Hee Ji (47)
Angel Yin (48)
Jodi Ewart Shadoff (49)
Marina Alex (50)
Yuna Nishimura (51)
Amy Yang (52)
Ji Yai Shin (53)
Haruka Kawasaki (54)
Narin An (55)
So Mi Lee (56)
Gemma Dryburgh (57)
Chella Choi (58)
Minami Katsu (59)
Mina Harigae (61)
Aditi Ashok (62)
Patty Tavatanakit (63)
Alison Lee (64)
Jeongeun Lee6 (65)
Paula Reto (66)
Ryann O'Toole (67)
Lizette Salas (68)
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (69)
Hee Jeong Lim (70)
Momoko Ueda (71)
Da Yeon Lee (72)
Yuri Yoshida (74)
Chisato Iwai (75)

S-18. From the current Rolex Rankings, the top 75 point leaders and anyone tying for 75th place as of July 3, 2023 (if not previously exempt). Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (Note: The USGA will file blank entries for those players who become exempt after the close of entries.)

Determined July 3, 2023

S-19. Special exemptions selected by the USGA. Must have filed an entry by May 3, 2023.  Deadline for submission of request: May 3, 2023. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (NOTE: The USGA will file blank entries for those players who become exempt after the close of entries.)

Annika Sorenstam
So Yeon Ryu
Rose Zhang