2023 U.S. Women's Open Dates, Location, Info

The 2023 U.S. Women's Open will be the 78th edition of this major championship. But it will be the first one played at iconic Pebble Beach. This tournament is staged by the United States Golf Association.

2023 U.S. Women's Open dates: June 1-4
Golf course: Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California (see also: list of all U.S. Women's Open golf courses)
Defending champ: Minjee Lee won the 2022 U.S. Open with a new tournament-record score of 271.
Tickets: On sale now; see the Tickets section of the USGA website.

The field will include 156 golfers. Qualifying events, 36 holes each, will take place at 26 sites in April and May. About two-thirds of the field will get in via various exemption categories.

The cut is to 60 players following the second round (after 36 holes). A playoff, if required, is two holes, aggregate score (if still tied, the participants continue with sudden-death format).

Related article: Scoring records at the U.S. Women's Open

What does the winner receive? A lot of money, for starters — $1.8 million in 2022. The 2023 U.S. Women's Open champ also gets a gold medal; custody of the Harton Semple Trophy for one year; automatic entry into the next 10 USWO tournaments; and exemptions into the next five years of the other four LPGA majors (Chevron Championship, Women's British Open, Women's PGA Championship, Evian Championship).

First USWO at Pebble Beach

The 2023 U.S. Women's Open will be the first one played at famed Pebble Beach. But Pebble Beach is already on the schedule to host two more times — the USWO will also be played at Pebble Beach in 2040 and 2048.

The USWO won't be the first women's USGA championship played there, however. The U.S. Women's Amateur was played at Pebble Beach in 1940 and 1948, won by Betty Jameson and Grace Lenczyk, respectively. (Notice that the two future UWSOs already scheduled at Pebble Beach are on the 100th anniversaries, respectively, of those prior U.S. Women's Amateurs.)

Six U.S. Opens, one PGA Championship and five U.S. Amateur tournaments have also taken place at Pebble Beach.

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