U.S. Women’s Open special invitation with Soyeon Ryu and Sorenstam
Ryu So-yeon and Annika Sorenstam (Sweden) will compete at the US Women’s Open next month as special invitees.
The United States Golf Association (USGA)토토사이트 announced today (9th) that it has decided to 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, USA for four days from June 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 US Women’s Open champion So-Yeon Ryu made the cut 12 consecutive years before falling out of the cut at her last year’s event, and she has had outstanding performances at the US Women’s Open, finishing in the top five six times.
In particular, her 2011 tournament, which she won in a three-hole overtime with Hee-Kyung Suh at the Broadmoor East Course in Colorado Springs, is considered one of the greatest U.S. Women’s Open victories.
Former LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year, and world No. 1 Soyeon Ryu, her recent decline in performance has dropped her world rankings outside the top 100, preventing her from qualifying for the US Women’s Open.
She said Soyeon Ryu said, “It’s an honor. The US Women’s Open is a special tournament for me. I am excited to play in the US Women’s Open again. I am grateful to the USGA for giving me this opportunity.”
Sorenstam, who was specially invited along with Ryu So-yeon, is the best player in women’s golf that needs no explanation.
She has 72 career victories on tour and has won the US Women’s Open three times.
Sorenstam retired in 2008, but since 2021 he has appeared in official competitions intermittently, showing off his rust-free skills.