S-19: Special exemption from the USGA

Ryu introduced herself to the golf world with a playoff victory over countrywoman Hee Kyung Seo in the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open at The Broadmoor. It was the first aggregate playoff in the championship’s history (previously, the Women's Open had an 18-hole playoff to decide the championship in the event of a tie). Ryu forced the playoff by knocking her approach to 6 feet and making a birdie on the 72nd hole. Six years later, Ryu collected her second major championship in a sudden-death playoff over Lexi Thompson at the ANA Inspiration (now Chevron Championship). While competing on the LPGA Tour, Ryu, who owns 21 worldwide victories, took classes at Yonsei University in her native Korea, graduating in 2013 with a degree in sports business. She has six top-five finishes in 13 U.S. Women’s Open starts. She received a special exemption from the USGA to play in 2023.    

U.S. Women's Open Results

YEAR
SITE
SCORES
TO PAR
FINISH
2023
Pebble Beach Golf Links
76-70-74-79--299
+11
T-53
2022
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
74-76
+8
MC
2021
The Olympic Club (Lake Course)
74-72-71-73—290
+6
22nd
2020
Champions Golf Club
72-73-73-72—290
+6
T-20
2019
Country Club of Charleston
71-68-71-70—280
-4
T-2
2018
Shoal Creek
73-70-72-75—290
+2
23rd
2017
Trump National Golf Club (Old Course)
68-72-71-70—281
-7
T-3
2016
CordeValle
71-76-71-69—287
-1
T-11
2015
Lancaster Country Club
72-68-70-67—277
-3
T-5
2014
Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (Course No. 2)
69-74-70-70—283
+3
5th
2013
Sebonack Golf Club
73-69-73-72—287
-1
3rd
2012
Blackwolf Run
74-71-74-74—293
+5
T-14
*-2011
The Broadmoor (East Course)
74-69-69-69—281 (3-4-3)
-3
Win
2010
Oakmont Country Club
74-74-76-71—295
+11
T-25

YEAR

2023

SITE

Pebble Beach Golf Links

SCORES

76-70-74-79--299

TO PAR

+11

FINISH

T-53

YEAR

2022

SITE

Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club

SCORES

74-76

TO PAR

+8

FINISH

MC

YEAR

2021

SITE

The Olympic Club (Lake Course)

SCORES

74-72-71-73—290

TO PAR

+6

FINISH

22nd

YEAR

2020

SITE

Champions Golf Club

SCORES

72-73-73-72—290

TO PAR

+6

FINISH

T-20

YEAR

2019

SITE

Country Club of Charleston

SCORES

71-68-71-70—280

TO PAR

-4

FINISH

T-2

YEAR

2018

SITE

Shoal Creek

SCORES

73-70-72-75—290

TO PAR

+2

FINISH

23rd

YEAR

2017

SITE

Trump National Golf Club (Old Course)

SCORES

68-72-71-70—281

TO PAR

-7

FINISH

T-3

YEAR

2016

SITE

CordeValle

SCORES

71-76-71-69—287

TO PAR

-1

FINISH

T-11

YEAR

2015

SITE

Lancaster Country Club

SCORES

72-68-70-67—277

TO PAR

-3

FINISH

T-5

YEAR

2014

SITE

Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (Course No. 2)

SCORES

69-74-70-70—283

TO PAR

+3

FINISH

5th

YEAR

2013

SITE

Sebonack Golf Club

SCORES

73-69-73-72—287

TO PAR

-1

FINISH

3rd

YEAR

2012

SITE

Blackwolf Run

SCORES

74-71-74-74—293

TO PAR

+5

FINISH

T-14

YEAR

*-2011

SITE

The Broadmoor (East Course)

SCORES

74-69-69-69—281 (3-4-3)

TO PAR

-3

FINISH

Win

YEAR

2010

SITE

Oakmont Country Club

SCORES

74-74-76-71—295

TO PAR

+11

FINISH

T-25

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