Ryu So-yeon and Annika Sorenstam will compete at the US Women’s Open next month as a special invitee. She won the 2011 US Women’s Open and ranked No. 1 in the world. The United States Golf Association (USGA) recognized her as a ‘legend’.
The USGA announced on the 9th that it had decided to give Ryu So-yeon and Sorenstam a special ticket to the US Women’s Open to be held at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California for four days from the 6th of next month.
The USGA holds special invitations to players who have left outstanding results in the US Women’s Open or who have contributed to the development of women’s golf among players who do not have the right to participate.
Ryu, who won the 2011 US Women’s Open, passed the cut 12 years in a row before missing the cut at her last year’s event. She also had a notable performance at the US Women’s Open, with six top-five finishes.
In particular, her 2011 fight against Seo Hee-kyung at the Broadmoor East Course in Colorado Springs in a three-hole overtime is considered one of the best matches in the US Women’s Open.
Ryu So-yeon is one of the living legends of Korean women’s golf, who won the LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year, and World Ranking No. 1. However, due to the recent decline in performance, her world ranking fell outside of the top 100, and she was unable to secure the right to participate in the US Women’s Open. Yoo So-yeon said, “I am honored. The US Women’s Open is a special tournament for me. I am excited to play at the US Women’s Open again. I am grateful to the USGA for giving me this opportunity,” she said.먹튀검증
Like Ryu So-yeon, Sorenstam, who was specially invited, is one of the legends of the LPGA. Sorenstam, a Hall of Fame inductee, has 72 wins on the LPGA Tour, including 10 majors. She reached the top of the US Women’s Open in 1995, 1996 and 2006. “I am very grateful to the USGA for giving me the opportunity to play at the US Women’s Open this year,” said Sorenstam. He expressed his anticipation.
Sorenstam, who retired in 2008, hasn’t been on the field for a while, but since 2021 he has been appearing in official competitions occasionally.