2006 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

The 2006 U.S. Women's Open was the 61st time this major championship was played. Annika Sorenstam won it, but had to go an extra 18 holes to do so.

Winner: Annika Sorenstam, 284

Where it was played: Newport (Rhode Island) Country Club

Tournament dates: June 30-July 3, 2006

Leaders after first round: Se Ri Pak, Annika Sorenstam, Pat Hurst and Jane Park (a), 69

Leaders after second round: Pat Hurst and Annika Sorenstam, 140

Leaders after third round: Annika Sorenstam, Michelle Wie and Brittany Lincicome, 213

What Happened in the 2006 U.S. Women's Open

Annika Sorenstam and Pat Hurst finished 72 holes tied at 284, then Sorenstam won an 18-hole playoff to claim the championship. It was Sorenstam's third victory in the U.S. Women's Open, having previously won in 1995 and 1996. It was also the 10th major championship victory of her career, and the last; and the 68th of her 72 career wins on the LPGA Tour.

Sorenstam and Hurst were among four co-leaders following the first round, and then shared the 36-hole lead. In the third round, Sorenstam scored 73 and Hurst 75. Sorenstam still shared the lead, with Brittainy Lincicome and Michelle Wie, but Hurst dropped two strokes off the pace.

In the final round, Sorenstam had a 71 and Hurst a 69 to produce their tie. Wie scored 73 and finished in a three-way tie for third; Lincicome fell back with a 78. Sorenstam and Hurst were even through 14 holes of the final round, then Sorenstam birdied No. 15 to go one up. But she bogeyed the 17th to fall back into the tie.

In the 18-hole playoff, Sorenstam birdied the first hole and Hurst bogeyed it, which set the tone. By the sixth hole, Sorenstam was four ahead. She got as many as six strokes in front before finally winning by four, 70 to 74.

This was the final U.S. Women's Open that used the 18-hole playoff format. The USGA decided the next year to switch to a 3-hole, aggregate score format for playoffs, a format that was first used in 2011.

2006 U.S. Women's Open Final Scores

p-Annika Sorenstam69-71-73-71—284 (70)
Pat Hurst69-71-75-69—284 (74)
Se Ri Pak69-74-74-69—286
Stacy Prammanasudh72-71-71-72—286
Michelle Wie70-72-71-73—286
Juli Inkster73-70-71-73—287
Brittany Lincicome72-72-69-78—291
Rachel Hetherington74-72-73-73—292
Shi Hyun Ahn71-71-74-76—292
a-Amanda Blumenherst70-77-73-73—293
Young Kim75-69-75-74—293
Patricia Meunier-Lebouc72-73-73-75—293
a-Jane Park69-73-75-76—293
Jee Young Lee71-75-70-77—293
Sophie Gustafson72-72-71-78—293
Sherri Turner72-74-76-72—294
Natalie Gulbis76-71-74-73—294
Paula Creamer71-72-76-75—294
Catriona Matthew74-76-72-73—295
Gloria Park70-78-76-72—296
Lorena Ochoa71-73-77-75—296
Karen Stupples78-72-70-76—296
Kristina Tucker72-74-74-76—296
Amy Hung76-72-77-72—297
Shani Waugh77-72-73-75—297
Lorie Kane73-72-75-77—297
Sherri Steinhauer72-75-72-78—297
Morgan Pressel76-74-75-73—298
Tracy Hanson75-71-78-74—298
Cristie Kerr73-74-75-76—298
Suzann Pettersen73-74-75-76—298
Candie Kung74-70-77-77—298
Becky Morgan70-74-77-77—298
Carin Hjalmarsson74-73-73-78—298
Ai Miyazato74-75-70-79—298
Jeong Jang72-71-75-80—298
Heather Bowie Young76-71-77-75—299
Karrie Webb73-76-74-76—299
Lindsey Wright74-73-76-76—299
Dawn Coe-Jones74-75-73-77—299
Aree Song77-72-79-72—300
Wendy Ward77-73-77-73—300
Yu Ping Lin76-74-75-75—300
Maria McBride74-75-73-78—300
Mi Hyun Kim75-72-75-78—300
Julieta Granada76-73-79-73—301
Yuri Fudoh73-76-75-77—301
Nancy Scranton75-71-77-78—301
Seon Hwa Lee75-73-80-74—302
Karin Sjodin78-72-76-76—302
Alena Sharp77-72-77-76—302
Dana Dormann74-74-78-76—302
Siew-Ai Lim74-74-78-76—302
Angela Stanford72-76-77-77—302
Karine Icher73-77-79-74—303
Moira Dunn-Bohls75-74-76-78—303
Silvia Cavalleri71-77-81-75—304
Diana Luna77-73-77-77—304
Rosie Jones72-75-80-77—304
a-Ashley Knoll77-72-76-79—304
Nicole Castrale74-71-80-79—304
Beth Bader75-73-77-80—305
Dina Ammaccapane76-74-79-77—306
Denise Munzlinger75-74-79-79—307
Sung Ah Yim70-79-75-83—307
Kim Saiki-Maloney71-78-81-79—309
a-Kimberly Kim77-71-78-83—309
Lynn Brooky75-75-76-85—311

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