Here's all you need to know about the 4th U.S. Senior Women's Open Championship where Annika Sorenstam looks to defend her title

This week NCR Country Club in Ohio plays host to the 4th U.S. Senior Women's Open Championship. Annika Sorenstam has returned to defend her title, after winning on her debut last year.

The field contains a number of familiar faces and house hold names from the world of women's golf. Including 10 past U.S. Women's Open Champions - Amy Alcott, JoAnne Carner, Dame Laura Davies, Jane Geddes, Juli Inkster, Liselotte Neumann, Alison Nicholas, Annika Sorenstam, Hollis Stacy and Jan Stephenson.

Here's all you need to know about this week's major event.

U.S. Senior Women's Open Host

NCR Country Club, located in Southwest Ohio, proudly boasts two Dick Wilson signature golf courses. The famed architect is credited with such historic designs as Bay Hill, Cog Hill, Doral and Laurel Valley to name a few. The South Course, which will host the 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Open, has long been considered a championship caliber golf course. The South Course has been a host site for many state, regional and national golf championships in its almost 70- year history.

Four USGA tournaments have been held at NCR Country Club in the past: 1986 U.S. Women's Open (Jane Geddes) 1998 U.S. Mid-Amateur (John "Spider" Miller) 2005 U.S. Senior Open (Allen Doyle) 2013 USGA Women's State Team (New Jersey).

NCR Country Club Course set-up

NCR Country Club will be set up at 6,119 yards and will play to a par of 37-36–73.

U.S. Senior Women's Open Field

There will be 120 players from 10 countries represented in the 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Open. Australia (2), Canada (6), England (4), India (1), Italy (1), Japan (7), Peru (1), Scotland (2), Sweden (4), United States (93). The field will be cut after 36 holes to the low 50 scorers and ties.

Kristi AlbersEriko GejoItsuko Moridaira
Amy AlcottTonya Gill DanckaertBarbara Moxness
Helen AlfredssonTammie GreenLiselotte Neumann
Danielle AmmaccapaneLisa GrimesAlison Nicholas
Dina AmmaccapaneTracy HansonCatrin Nilsmark
Cheryl AndersonStephenie HarrisYuko Ogura
Sherry Andonian-SmithMary Jane HiestandJulie Oxendine
Tina BarkerGigi HigginsAnne Marie Palli
Jean BartholomewCarin HjalmarssonCatherine Panton-Lewis
Dana BatesPat HurstJayne Pardus
Karen BennettJuli InksterKristal Parker
Joy BonhurstTeresa IshiguroEllen Port
Kelley BrookeBecky IversonPam Prescott
Avis Brown-RileyNicole JerayMichele Redman
Barb BunkowskyChrista JohnsonSusie Redman
Audra BurksPatricia JohnsonCJ Reeves
Brandie BurtonCathy Johnston-ForbesMarion Reid
Angela BuzminskiRosie JonesYuko Saito
JoAnne CarnerLaurel KeanLaura Shanahan Rowe
Laura CarsonSusie KeaneKim Shek
Helene ChartrandDenise KilleenKaori Shimura
Laura CobleSally KruegerYuka Shiroto
Lynne CowanKathy KurataPat Shriver
Stefania CroceJudith KyrinisAdele Snyder
Elaine CrosbyMartha LeachAnnika Sorenstam
Kay DanielMaggie LeefLeslie Spalding
Laura DaviesLeta LindleySuzi Spotleson
Lisa DepauloChristine LindseyHollis Stacy
Michelle DobekMartha LinscottJan Stephenson
Moira Dunn-BohlsTheresa MahlikShelly Stouffer
Dana EbsterYukako MatsumotoSuzanne Strudwick
Patricia EhrhartCatriona MatthewLara Tennant
Sue ErtlMichelle McGannCarol Semple Thompson
Michaelyn FarmerJill McGillTina Tombs
Jamie FischerLisa McGillKris Tschetter
Cheryl FoxSmriti MehraKaren Weiss
Amy FruhwirthWendy ModicMaggie Will
Jacqueline Gallagher-SmithNoreen MohlerKimberly Williams
Karen GarciaJanet MooreSue Wooster
Jane GeddesAnna MoralesSherry Wright

World Golf Hall of Famer, JoAnne Carner, 83, is the oldest player in this year’s U.S. Senior Women’s Open field.

View live scoring from the U.S. Senior Women's Open here.

Schedule of play

Eighteen holes of stroke play are scheduled each day from Thursday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 28. In the case of a tie after 72 holes, a two-hole aggregate play-off will commence immediately following the conclusion of the fourth round.


The total purse for the 4th U.S. Senior Women’s Open is $1 million with the winner receiving approximately $180,000. The winner of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open also receives a championship exemption for the next 10 years or through age 65 (whichever yields the higher number of exemptions), exemption into the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, a gold medal and custody of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open Trophy for one year.

What does the winner receive?

The U.S. Senior Women's Open Champion receives the Mickey Wright Medal, custody of the Harton S. Semple Trophy for a year and an exemption from qualifying for the next 10 U.S. Women’s Open Championships and an exemption from qualifying for the next five ANA Inspirations, AIG Women's Opens, KPMG Women's PGA Championships and Evian Championships.

U.S. Senior Women's Open Championship history

The USGA announced the establishment of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open on February 6, 2015. In 2018, World Golf Hall of Famer Dame Laura Davies, rolled to a 10-stroke victory over Juli Inkster in the inaugural Championship at historic Chicago Golf Club.

The following year, Helen Alfredsson, took home the trophy at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club. Unforunately, the championship had to cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2021, three-time U.S. Women's Open Champion Annika Sorenstam shot a final-round 68 to secure an eight-shot victory over fellow Swede Liselotte Neumann in the 3rd U.S. Senior Women's Open at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Conn where Sorenstam went wire-to-wire in her first year of eligibility.

Tee times (all times EDT)

Thursday (Aug. 25), Hole #1 / Friday (Aug. 26), Hole #10
7:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Jane Geddes, Cheryl Fox, Karen Garcia
7:56 a.m. – 1:11 p.m. – Kelley Brooke, Sue Wooster, Kristi Albers
8:07 a.m. – 1:22 p.m. – Michelle McGann, Karen Weiss, Kris Tschetter
8:18 a.m. – 1:33 p.m. – Juli Inkster, Rosie Jones, Catrin Nilsmark
8:29 a.m. – 1:44 p.m. – Annika Sorenstam, Lara Tennant, Leta Lindley
8:40 a.m. – 1:55 p.m. – Christa Johnson, Dina Ammaccapane, Sally Voss Krueger
8:51 a.m. – 2:06 p.m. – Michele Redman, Trish Johnson, Liselotte Neumann
9:02 a.m. – 2:17 p.m. – Lynne Cowan, Stefania Croce, Julie Oxendine
9:13 a.m. – 2:28 p.m. – JoAnne Carner, Noreen Mohler, Cathy Panton-Lewis
9:24 a.m. – 2:39 p.m. – Karen Bennett, Yuka Shiroto, Gigi Higgins 

Thursday (Aug. 25), Hole #10 / Friday (Aug. 26), Hole #1
7:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Suzi Spotleson, Tammie Green, Kim Williams
7:56 a.m. – 1:11 p.m. – Catriona Matthew, Becky Iverson, Martha Leach
8:07 a.m. – 1:22 p.m. – Barb Moxness, Shelly Stouffer, Lisa DePaulo
8:18 a.m. – 1:33 p.m. – Helen Alfredsson, Danielle Ammaccapane, Carin Hjalmarsson
8:29 a.m. – 1:44 p.m. – Yuko Saito, Laura Davies, Jill McGill
8:40 a.m. – 1:55 p.m. – Ellen Port, Dana Ebster, Pat Hurst
8:51 a.m. – 2:06 p.m. – Cathy Johnston-Forbes, Elaine Crosby, Laura Coble
9:02 a.m. – 2:17 p.m. – Lisa Grimes, Kay Daniel, Jamie Fischer
9:13 a.m. – 2:28 p.m. – Pam Prescott, Cheryl Anderson, Jean Bartholomew
9:24 a.m. – 2:39 p.m. – Nicole Jeray, CJ Reeves, Marion Reid 

Thursday (Aug. 25), Hole #1 / Friday (Aug. 26), Hole #10
1 p.m. – 7:45 a.m. – Amy Alcott, Jan Stephenson, Carol Semple Thompson
1:11 p.m. – 7:56 a.m. – Laura Shanahan Rowe, Tina Barker, Sue Ertl
1:22 p.m. – 8:07 a.m. – Maggie Will, Lisa McGill, Susie Redman
1:33 p.m. – 8:18 a.m. – Janet Moore, Amy Fruhwirth, Brandie Burton
1:44 p.m. – 8:29 a.m. – Tina Tombs, Helene Chartrand, Sherry Andonian
1:55 p.m. – 8:40 a.m. – Anna Morales, Pat Shriver, Dana Bates
2:06 p.m. – 8:51 a.m. – Yuko Ogura, Angela Buzminski, Sherry Wright
2:17 p.m. – 9:02 a.m. – Jacqueline Gallagher-Smith, Maggie Leef, Tonya Gill Danckaert
2:28 p.m. – 9:13 a.m. – Mary Jane Hiestand, Wendy Modic, Laurel Kean
2:39 p.m. – 9:24 a.m. – Barbara Bunkowsky, Eriko Gejo, Laura Carson

Thursday (Aug. 25), Hole #10 / Friday (Aug. 26), Hole #1
1 p.m. – 7:45 a.m. – Hollis Stacy, Alison Nicholas, Judith Kyrinis
1:11 p.m. – 7:56 a.m. – Kathy Kurata, Michelle Dobek, Teresa Ishiguro
1:22 p.m. – 8:07 a.m. – Adele Snyder, Kristal Parker, Patricia Ehrhart
1:33 p.m. – 8:18 a.m. – Kim Shek, Leslie Spalding, Christine Lindsey
1:44 p.m. – 8:29 a.m. – Moira Dunn-Bohls, Susie Keane, Jayne Pardus
1:55 p.m. – 8:40 a.m. – Tracy Hanson, Denise Killeen, Theresa Mahlik
2:06 p.m. – 8:51 a.m. – Avis Brown-Riley, Martha Linscott, Yukako Matsumoto
2:17 p.m. – 9:02 a.m. – Itsuko Moridaira, Anne Marie Palli, Audra Burks
2:28 p.m. – 9:13 a.m. – Michaelyn Farmer, Suzanne Strudwick, Joy Bonhurst
2:39 p.m. – 9:24 a.m. – Smriti Mehra Stephenie Harris, Kaori Shimura

How to watch the U.S. Senior Women's Open

Tickets for the 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Open are available for purchase at Daily grounds tickets are available for $30, or two packs for $50. All juniors age 18 and under receive complimentary admission with a ticketed adult.

TV schedule (all times EDT)

Saturday, August 27: 3 – 6 pm Peacock Live Championship Coverage
Saturday, August 27: 10:30 pm – 12:30 am Golf Channel Championship Re-Air
Sunday, August 28: 2:30 – 5:30 pm Peacock Live Championship Coverage
Sunday, August 28 7 – 9 pm Golf Channel Championship Re-Air

We cannot see any times for coverage in the UK, but will update here if we find any.

For more information visit the USGA website here and view the live leaderboard here.