|Dates||July 9–12, 2009|
|Course(s)||Saucon Valley Country Club|
|Length||6,740 yards (6,163 m)|
|Field||156 players, 72 after cut|
|Prize fund||$3.25 million|
The 2009 United States Women's Open Golf Championship was the 64th U.S. Women's Open. Held July 9–12, it was the first U.S. Women's Open to be played at the Old Course of the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Eun-Hee Ji won her only major title, one stroke ahead of runner-up Candie Kung. The event was televised by ESPN and NBC Sports.
Na Yeon Choi shot a 68 (−3) in the first round to take a one-shot lead. Cristie Kerr led the way after the second round after shooting a one-under par 70 for 139 (−3). Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa struggled to a second round 79 (+8) and was nine strokes back at 148 (+6). The 36-hole cut was at 151 (+9) or better, which included seven amateurs among the 72 players who advanced to the weekend. In the third round, Kerr shot 72 (+1) for 211 (−2) and kept the lead, two strokes up on the field after 54 holes.
Ji won the championship after sinking a 20-foot (6 m) birdie putt on the 72nd hole to finish with an even-par 71 and 284, one stroke ahead of runner-up Kung. Ji held off the challenge of playing partner and third-round leader Cristie Kerr, who was chasing a second Open title but carded a 75 (+4) and finished two strokes back.
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Cristie Kerr||United States||2007||69||70||72||75||286||+2||T3|
|Juli Inkster||United States||1999, 2002||78||73||72||70||293||+9||T26|
|Inbee Park||South Korea||2008||75||71||77||70||293||+9||T26|
|Karrie Webb||Australia||2000, 2001||75||72||74||74||295||+11||T34|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Se Ri Pak||South Korea||1998||76||77||153||+11|
|Meg Mallon||United States||1991, 2004||78||82||160||+18|
|Birdie Kim||South Korea||2005||81||79||160||+18|
- Note: Holes 16–18 normally play as holes 10–12 for the members, while holes 10–15 normally play as holes 13–18, but they were re-routed for this championship.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
|1||Na Yeon Choi||South Korea||68||−3|
|T2||Cristie Kerr||United States||69||−2|
|Jean Reynolds||United States|
|5||Hee Young Park||South Korea||70||−1|
|T6||Eun-Hee Ji||South Korea||71||E|
|Young Kim||South Korea|
|Candie Kung||United States|
|Kristy McPherson||United States|
|Lexi Thompson (a)||United States|
Friday, July 10, 2009
|1||Cristie Kerr||United States||69-70=139||−3|
|2||Paula Creamer||United States||72-68=140||−2|
|3||Jean Reynolds||United States||69-72=141||−1|
|Na Yeon Choi||South Korea||68-74=142|
|T6||Song-Hee Kim||South Korea||74-69=143||+1|
|Eun-Hee Ji||South Korea||71-72=143|
|I.K. Kim||South Korea||72-72=144|
|Brittany Lincicome||United States||72-72=144|
|Lexi Thompson (a)||United States||71-73=144|
|Hee Young Park||South Korea||70-74=144|
- 72 players made the cut at 151 (+9) or better
Saturday, July 11, 2009
|1||Cristie Kerr||United States||69-70-72=211||−2|
|2||Eun-Hee Ji||South Korea||71-72-70=213||E|
|Jean Reynolds||United States||69-72-74=215|
|T5||Candie Kung||United States||71-77-68=216||+3|
|I.K. Kim||South Korea||72-72-72=216|
|Hee Young Park||South Korea||70-74-72=216|
|T8||Kyeong Bae||South Korea||75-73-69=217||+4|
|Brittany Lincicome||United States||72-72-73=217|
Sunday, July 12, 2009
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Eun-Hee Ji||South Korea||71-72-70-71=284||E||585,000|
|2||Candie Kung||United States||71-77-68-69=285||+1||350,000|
|T3||I.K. Kim||South Korea||72-72-72-70=286||+2||183,568|
|Cristie Kerr||United States||69-70-72-75=286|
|5||Brittany Lincicome||United States||72-72-73-70=287||+3||122,415|
|T6||Paula Creamer||United States||72-68-79-69=288||+4||99,126|
|T9||Na Yeon Choi||South Korea||68-74-76-71=289||+5||76,711|
|Kyeong Bae||South Korea||75-73-69-72=289|
|Hee Young Park||South Korea||70-74-72-73=289|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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2009 LPGA Championship
|Major Championships||Succeeded by|
2009 Women's British Open