The Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut will host the 3rd United States Women’s Open Championship; French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind. Will host 4th senior LPGA championship
LIBERTY CORNER, NJ and DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (Aug 26, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) along with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) today announced dates for the 2021 Senior Major Championships. Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut will host the 3rd US Senior Women’s Open Championship August 19-22, with the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana hosting the 4th LPGA Senior Championship presented by the Old National Bank the following week, August 23-29.
The US Senior Women’s Open is the latest addition to the 2021 USGA Championship schedule. The Senior LPGA Championship and US Senior Women’s Open have both been postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We couldn’t be happier to still have the opportunity to host our third US Senior Women’s Open Championship at Brooklawn Country Club,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director, championships. “Our latest championship continues to be a treasure for everyone involved. We can’t wait to see players compete on this fantastic course next year. ”
“We have definitely lost the senior LPGA championship and its participants this year, and we hope to make the 2021 event the biggest and best so far, not just for our players, sponsors and spectators, but for the patients at Riley Children’s Hospital.” said Dave Harner, director of golf operations at French Lick Resort. “We hope everyone realizes the significance of this event on all points.”
The US Senior Women’s Open 2021 will be the third USGA Open championship and fifth overall USGA championship hosted by the Brooklawn Country Club. The club, founded in 1895, hosted the American junior amateur championship in 1974, won by David Nevatt; the US Women’s Open of 1979, won by Jerilyn Britz; the 1987 US Senior Open, won by Gary Player; and the 2003 US Girls’ Junior, won by 16-year-old Sukjin-Lee Wuesthoff.
The format will continue to be a 72-hole competition for four consecutive days with a 36-hole cut to the top 50 players, including draws. Laura Davies won her first round of the championship in July 2018 at Chicago Golf Club. The 2019 championship, played at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, NC, was won by Helen Alfredsson.
The Senior LPGA Championship presented by the Old National Bank debuted in 2017 at The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort and has hosted the tournament ever since. Trish Johnson won the opening match of the 54-hole stroke play major, followed by Laura Davies in 2018, who won the Senior LPGA three months after lifting the trophy at the US Senior Women’s Open. Alfredsson matched Davies’ feat in
2019, winning the senior LPGA championship in October to complete the senior majors sweep. In 2021, the LPGA Senior Championship will host a two-seat qualifying event the week of August 23 for those who have not otherwise qualified, with more details to be announced later.