So-yeon Yoo and Annika Sorenstam (Sweden) will participate in this year’s US Women’s Open as special invitees.
The United States Golf Association (USGA먹튀검증) announced on the 9th that it would give Ryu So-yeon and Sorenstam a special ticket to the US Women’s Open to be held at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California for four days from July 6th.
The USGA specially invites players who have left a significant footprint in the US Women’s Open and contributed to the development of women’s golf among players who do not have the right to participate.
2011 U.S. Women’s Open champion So-Yeon Ryu made the cut 12 consecutive years before missing the cut at last year’s event, and she has had outstanding performances at the U.S. Women’s Open, finishing in the top five six times.
Her 2011 tournament, which she won in a three-hole overtime match against Hee-Kyung Suh at the Broadmoor East Course in Colorado Springs, is considered one of the greatest U.S. Women’s Open victories.
LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year, and world No. 1 So-Yeon Ryu lost her place in the US Women’s Open as her recent performance slipped her world rankings out of the top 100.
Ryu So-yeon said, “It’s an honor. The US Women’s Open is a special tournament for me. I’m excited to play in the US Women’s Open again. I’m grateful to the USGA for giving me this opportunity.”
Sorenstam, who was specially invited along with Ryu So-yeon, is the pinnacle of women’s golf that needs no explanation.
She has 72 victories on tour and has won three US Women’s Opens.
Sorenstam retired in 2008, but from 2021 he appeared in official competitions from time to time, showing off his rust-free skills.