2018 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

The 2018 U.S. Women's Open was the 73rd playing of this major championship. The USGA instituted a new playoff format this year, and it immediately came into play.

Winner: Ariya Jutanugarn, 277

Where it was played: Shoal Creek Club in Shoal Creek, Alabama

Tournament dates: May 31-June 3, 2018

Leaders after first round: Ariya Jutanugarn, Jeongeun Lee6 and Sarah Jane Smith, 67

Leader after second round: Sarah Jane Smith, 134

Leader after third round: Ariya Jutanugarn, 204

What Happened at the 2018 U.S. Women's Open

After a third-round 67, Ariya Jutanugarn took a four-stroke lead into the final round, and led third-place Hyo Joo Kim by six. But their fortunes reversed in the final round, Jutanugarn scoring 73 while Kim shot the 67. That left them tied at 11-under 277.

For the first time in this championship, the USGA used a two-hole, aggregate-score playoff format, changing from the previous three-hole aggregate. If the golfers in the playoff were still tied after those two holes, they would continue in a sudden-death format until a winner emerged. And that is what was required.

Jutanugarn scored 4-4 and Kim 3-5 on the two playoff holes, tying at 8. They matched fours on the first sudden-death hole, then, on the second sudden-death hole and fourth hole overall of the playoff, Jutanugarn won with a par to Kim's bogey. The playoff scores were 4-4-4-4—16 for Jutanugarn, 3-5-4-5—17 for Kim.

It was the second win in a major championship for Jutanugarn, who previously won the 2016 Women's British Open. It was her ninth career win on the LPGA Tour.

2018 U.S. Women's Open Final Scores

Ariya Jutanugarn67-70-67-73—277
Hyo-Joo Kim70-72-68-67—277
Carlota Ciganda73-68-71-69—281
Danielle Kang69-77-70-69—285
Lexi Thompson71-75-70-70—286
a-Patty Tavatanakit70-73-72-71—286
Wei-Ling Hsu71-73-70-72—286
Sarah Jane Smith67-67-74-78—286
Inbee Park70-71-71-75—287
Michelle Wie69-72-76-71—288
Charley Hull74-73-70-71—288
Nasa Hataoka74-70-72-72—288
Angela Stanford73-72-71-72—288
Nelly Korda70-74-71-73—288
Megan Khang72-74-69-73—288
Jihyun Kim70-71-70-77—288
Jin Young Ko75-73-71-70—289
Lizette Salas74-73-71-71—289
Su-Hyun Oh70-68-78-73—289
Jeongeun Lee667-75-74-73—289
Eun-Hee Ji73-72-70-74—289
Madelene Sagstrom70-72-70-77—289
So Yeon Ryu73-70-72-75—290
a-Albane Valenzuela72-73-71-75—291
Jennifer Song72-71-76-73—292
Brittany Lincicome75-72-71-74—292
Marina Alex73-75-76-69—293
Hye-Jin Choi71-76-76-70—293
a-Kristen Gillman70-74-75-74—293
Teresa Lu75-71-73-74—293
Sei Young Kim70-71-76-76—293
Jenny Shin72-69-75-77—293
Jodi Ewart Shadoff72-71-73-77—293
Georgia Hall72-76-75-71—294
Minjee Lee72-71-80-71—294
In-Kyung Kim72-73-77-72—294
Luna Sobron Galmes70-75-77-72—294
Caroline Masson72-74-75-73—294
a-Elizabeth Wang72-74-71-77—294
Rumi Yoshiba74-71-79-71—295
Moriya Jutanugarn76-72-75-73—296
Austin Ernst74-74-75-73—296
Brittany Altomare76-70-77-73—296
In Gee Chun74-73-75-74—296
Emily Kristine Pedersen70-75-76-75—296
Chella Choi71-70-78-77—296
Azahara Munoz74-73-72-77—296
Emma Talley74-71-74-77—296
Lydia Ko71-77-76-73—297
Hyun Kyung Park76-72-75-74—297
Jane Park72-75-75-75—297
Wichanee Meechai72-75-77-74—298
Ryann O'Toole77-71-73-77—298
Cristie Kerr73-75-70-80—298
a-Hailee Cooper72-76-77-74—299
a-Lucy Li72-74-77-76—299
Ashleigh Buhai73-71-76-80—300
a-Linn Grant69-72-78-81—300
Pernilla Lindberg76-72-78-77—303
Saranporn Langkulgasettrin73-73-76-81—303
Daniela Darquea74-74-78-80—306
Jillian Hollis76-70-78-83—307
Lindy Duncan71-74-77-86—308

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