2021 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

The 2021 U.S. Women's Open was the 76th time this major championship was played. The winner was the first golfer from her country to claim this title, and also tied, to the day, the tournament record for youngest winner.

Winner: Yuka Saso, 280

Where it was played: The Olympic Club (Lake Course) in San Francisco, California

Tournament dates: June 3-6, 2021

Leaders after first round: Mel Reid and Megha Ganne, 67

Leader after second round: Yuka Saso, 136

Leader after third round: Lexi Thompson, 296

What Happened at the 2021 U.S. Women's Open

Nineteen-year-old Yuka Saso of the Philippines became the first golfer from that country to win not just this tournament, but any of the major championships of women's professional golf. Her age, specifically, on the day she lifted the trophy was 19 years, 11 months and 17 days. That tied, exactly, the record for youngest U.S. Women's Open winner first set by Inbee Park in the 2008 U.S. Women's Open.

But Saso needed a playoff to get it done. Saso was the 36-hole leader, but trailed Lexi Thompson by one following the third round. Nasa Hataoka was six shots behind Thompson, five behind Saso, as the final round began.

And Saso began that final round terribly: She double-bogeyed the second hole and bogeyed No. 3. She trailed Thompson by five at that point. Thompson still held a five-stroke lead on the 10th hole, but played the back nine in 5-over and finished one off the winning score.

Saso steadied and Hataoka charged, Saso shooting 73 and Hataoka 68. At the end of 72 holes, they were tied at 280. In the 2-hole aggregate playoff, they matched fours on both holes. So the playoff continued into sudden death. On the next hole (the third overall), Saso won it with a birdie.

2021 U.S. Women's Open Final Scores

Yuka Saso69-67-71-73—280 (4-4-3—11)
Nasa Hataoka72-69-71-68—280 (4-4-4—12)
Lexi Thompson69-71-66-75—281
Megan Khang68-70-74-70—282
Shanshan Feng69-70-72-71—282
Angel Yin68-79-67-70—284
Xiyu Lin72-74-72-67—285
Jin Young Ko70-74-72-69—285
Brooke Henderson68-78-69-70—285
Ariya Jutanugarn71-70-74-70—285
Inbee Park71-69-73-72—285
Amy Olson73-72-70-71—286
Jeongeun Lee670-67-73-76—286
Celine Herbin73-74-69-71—287
a-Megha Ganne67-71-72-77—287
Sei Young Kim74-70-73-71—288
Alison Lee74-70-73-71—288
Lucy Li73-71-71-73—288
a-Maja Stark71-70-73-74—288
Madelene Sagstrom71-73-75-70—289
Hyo Joo Kim72-70-72-75—289
So Yeon Ryu74-72-71-73—290
Jenny Shin72-75-76-68—291
Lizette Salas72-75-74-70—291
Emily Kristine Pedersen71-74-73-73—291
Patty Tavatanakit75-70-75-72—292
In Kyung Kim74-70-74-74—292
Jennifer Kupcho70-73-75-74—292
Marina Alex70-72-74-76—292
Lauren Stephenson70-76-75-72—293
Wichanee Meechai70-73-78-72—293
Jessica Korda72-74-74-73—293
Mina Harigae71-73-76-73—293
Matilda Castren74-71-73-75—293
a-Rachel Heck75-72-75-72—294
Lydia Ko71-75-76-72—294
Jasmine Suwannapura73-74-74-73—294
Danielle Kang73-69-77-75—294
Maria Parra72-74-72-76—294
Celine Boutier72-74-70-78—294
Gaby Lopez72-73-77-73—295
Stacy Lewis72-72-78-73—295
Ayako Uehara76-71-74-74—295
In Gee Chun75-70-75-75—295
Ally Ewing71-74-75-75—295
Yu Liu74-72-78-72—296
Brittany Altomare74-74-75-73—296
Mel Reid67-73-78-78—296
Carlota Ciganda72-76-77-72—297
Pernilla Lindberg76-72-76-73—297
Anna Nordqvist75-73-76-73—297
Jenny Coleman73-73-76-75—297
Leonie Harm73-75-73-76—297
Minjee Lee73-73-77-75—298
Na Yeon Choi75-72-74-77—298
Amy Yang74-73-74-77—298
Austin Ernst70-74-81-74—299
Muni He72-76-72-79—299
Sarah Burnham76-66-78-79—299
Luna Sobron Galmes71-76-72-80—299
Giulia Molinaro74-74-76-76—300
Hannah Green73-75-78-75—301
Pajaree Anannarukarn76-71-75-79—301
Lee-Anne Pace76-71-77-78—302
Yealimi Noh76-69-76-81—302
a-Gurleen Kaur71-73-80-81—305

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