U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN

Currently Exempt Players for 79th U.S. Women's Open

By USGA

| Dec 04, 2023 | Liberty Corner, N.J.

Currently Exempt Players for 79th U.S. Women's Open

The list of exempt players for the 79th U.S. Women's Open Championship Presented by Ally, which will be conducted May 30-June 2 at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club. 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 (2014-2023)

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)
Allisen Corpuz (2023)

S-2. From the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place

Allisen Corpuz
Charley Hull
Jiyai Shin
Bailey Tardy
Nasa Hataoka

Ayaka Furue
Hyo Joo Kim

Hae Ran Ryu
Maja Stark
Rose Zhang

S-3. Winner of the 2023 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship

Trish Johnson

S-4. Winner of the 2023 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

Megan Schofill (a)

S-5. Winners of the 2023 U.S. Girls’ Junior and U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships and the 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship runner-up (must be an amateur)

Kiara Romero (a): 2023 U.S. Girls' Junior
Kimberly Dinh (a): 2023 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur
Latanna Stone (a): 2023 U.S. Women's Amateur runner-up

S-6. Winners of The Chevron Championship (2020-2024)

Mirim Lee (2020)
Patty Tavatanakit (2021)
Jennifer Kupcho (2022)
Lilia Vu (2023)
2024 Champion TBD on April 21

S-7. Winners of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (2019-2023)

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

S-8. Winners of The Amundi Evian Championship (2019-2023)

Jin Young Ko (2019)
No Championship in 2020 due to COVID-19
Minjee Lee (2021)
Brooke M. Henderson (2022)
Celine Boutier (2023)

S-9. Winners of the AIG Women’s Open Championship (2019-2023)

Hinako Shibuno (2019)
Sophia Popov (2020)
Anna Nordqvist (2021)

Ashleigh Buhai (2022)
Lilia Vu (2023)

S-10. The top 30 point leaders from the 2023 LPGA Race to the CME Globe Final Points

Lilia Vu
Celine Boutier
Ruoning Yin
Hyo Joo Kim
Minjee Lee
Jin Young Ko
Atthaya Thitikul
Xiyu Lin
Allisen Corpuz
Ayaka Furue
Charley Hull
Nasa Hataoka
Hae Ran Ryu
Nelly Korda
Brooke M. Henderson
Angel Yin
Yuka Saso
Amy Yang
Leona Maguire
Megan Khang
Alison Lee
Georgia Hall
Ashleigh Buhai
Linn Grant
Cheyenne Knight
Rose Zhang
Ariya Jutanugarn
Carlota Ciganda
Hannah Green
Maja Stark

S-11. Winners of individual LPGA co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, from the conclusion of the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open Championship to the initiation of the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. Only events that award a full point allocation for the Race to the CME Globe are considered official. (Note: The USGA will file blank entries for players who become exempt after the close of entries)

Linn Grant (Dana Open)
Celine Boutier (The Amundi Evian Championship)
Celine Boutier (FREED Group Women's Scottish Open presented by Trust Golf)
Lilia Vu (AIG Women's Open)
Alexa Pano (ISPS Handa World Invitational)
Megan Khang (CPKC Women's Open)
Chanettee Wannasaen (Portland Classic)
Minjee Lee (Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G)
Hae Ran Ryu (Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G)
Hyo Joo Kim (The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America)
Angel Yin (Buick LPGA Shanghai)
Minjee Lee (BMW Ladies Championship)
Celine Boutier (Maybank Championship)
Mone Inami (TOTO Japan Classic)
Lilia Vu (The Annika driven by Gainbridge at Pelican)
Amy Yang (CME Group Tour Championship)
Lydia Ko (Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions)
Nelly (LPGA Drive On Championship)

S-12. Winner of the 2024 Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship (must be an amateur)

TBD on April 6

S-13. Winner of the 2023 Women's Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A (must be an amateur)

Chiara Horder (a)

S-14. Winner of the 2023 Mark H. McCormack Medal (No. 1 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking; must be an amateur)

Ingrid Lindblad (a)

S-15. Winner of the 2024 NCAA Women's Division I Individual Championship (must be an amateur)

TBD on May 20

S-16. From the 2024 Race to CME Globe, the top 10 point leaders through the close of entries on April 3, 2024. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (Must have filed an entry by April 3, 2024)

TBD on April 3

S-17. From the current Rolex Rankings, the top 75 point leaders and anyone tying for 75th place as of April 3, 2024. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (Must have filed an entry by April 3, 2024)

TBD on April 1 (day of new rankings release)

S-18. From the current Rolex Rankings, the top 75 point leaders and anyone tying for 75th place as of May 27, 2024 (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 May 27

S-19. Special exemptions selected by the USGA. Must have filed an entry by April 3, 2024. Deadline for submission of request: April 3, 2024. 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.)

Inbee Park (maternity deferral to 2024)