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Golf Australia Express : Issue 43
NUMB3RS THE BIRTHDAYS The number of US Women’s Open titles won by Australian golfers. Karrie Webb went back-to-back in 2000-01 while Jan Stephenson claimed her title in 1983. 3 NO.1 Men's World Rankings Women's World Rankings US Money List LPGA Money List LET Money List The age Lexi Thompson was when she became the youngest player to qualify for the US Women’s Open in 2007, held at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in North Carolina. 12 1 The number of amateur golfers to win the US Women’s Open. In 1967 Frenchwoman Catherine Lacoste won with her 6-over par total at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. 585,000 The prizemoney in US dollars the US Women’s Open winner will earn this week. Sixty-two years ago Babe Zaharias pocketed just $1000 dollars after shooting her 9-under total at Rolling Hills Country Club. That winning figure will be 585 times larger at Blackwolf Run in Wisconsin this week. Tony Jacklin (above) on July 7 Kevin Chappell on July 8 Scott Verplank on July 9 Sean O’Hair on July 11 16 The under par event record carded by Juli Inkster in 1999 at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi. 49 The number of US Women’s Open titles won by Americans, leaving 16 wins to internationals: South Korea 5; Sweden 4; Australia 3; England 2; and France and Uruguay 1. 1946 The year the first US Women’s Open was staged. The event was held at Spokane Country Club in Washington with American Patty Berg defeating Betty Jameson 5&4 in the 36-hole final. 460 The extra length in metres that Blackwolf Run is this week than when it was when it hosted the US Women’s Open in 1998. The number of golfers to have won four US Women’s Open titles. Americans Betsy Rawls (1951, 1953, 1957, 1960) and Mickey Wright (1958, 1959, 1961, 1964) are the most prolific winners of the major. 2 The year the US Women’s Open was first televised nationally in the USA. 1965