February 6, 2016
Olympic Club to Host 2021 U.S. Women’s Open
The USGA is apparently warming up to having the U.S. Women’s Open in California more often.
On Saturday, the USGA announced The Olympic Club as the host site of the 76th U.S. Women’s Open in 2021. The championship, considered the world’s premier women’s golf event, will be held June 3-6. This year’s 71st U.S. Women’s Open will be held July 7-10 at CordeValle in San Martin.
The CordeValle U.S. Women’s Open will mark the third time the championship has been conducted in California and the first in more than three decades. The championship previously was held at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista in 1964 and Sacramento’s Del Paso Country Club hosted the event in 1982
The 2021 U.S. Women’s Open will be the 11th USGA championship contested on The Olympic Club’s Lake Course, and it will mark the first USGA women’s championship for the five-time U.S. Open host site. The first of those U.S. Opens, in 1955, was won in an 18-hole playoff by Jack Fleck over Ben Hogan, one of the biggest upsets in sports history. In 1966, Billy Casper outlasted Arnold Palmer in a Monday playoff after Palmer surrendered a seven-stroke lead over the final nine holes on Sunday. Additionally, Scott Simpson (1987), Lee Janzen (1998) and Webb Simpson (2012) each earned come-from-behind U.S. Open victories at The Olympic Club.
“We are thrilled to bring the U.S. Women’s Open to The Olympic Club, site of so many significant USGA moments, for the first time in 2021,” said Diana Murphy, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “Eleven outstanding players are enshrined in the USGA Museum’s Hall of Champions by winning at The Olympic Club, and we look forward to adding the 76th U.S. Women’s Open champion to that illustrious list.”
The addition of the U.S. Women’s Open at Olympic Club in 2021 also means that NorCal will again have a run in the spotlight. The 2018 and U.S. Amateur Championship and 2019 U.S. Open are at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The 2020 PGA Championship will be at TPC Harding Park and the 2025 Presidents Cup will be at Harding Park.
In 2014, the region hosted (along with the AT&T Pro-Am, Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic and Frys.com Open) the U.S. Senior Open, the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship and the WGC- Cadillac Match Play Championship.
Record six-time NCGA Player of the Year Randy Haag is a member of Olympic Club, as is defending U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Hannah O’Sullivan.