The 2020 U.S. Women's Open will be played at Champions Golf Club in Texas, the USGA announced this week.
The event will be played June 4-7 on the club's Cypress Creek Course.
“The USGA is excited to return to Champions Golf Club for the 75th U.S. Women’s Open,” said Diana Murphy, current USGA vice president and, as of next week, the governing body's second female president. “Champions has long been revered for its dedication to the competitive game, and we are proud to add the U.S. Women’s Open, the most prestigious event in the women’s game, to the distinguished list of events conducted there.”
Jack Burke Jr. and Jimmy Demaret founded the club in 1957. Burke is currently club president. The Cypress Creek course was designed by Ralph Plummer and opened in 1959.
"Having the U.S. Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club is a rare privilege,” said Burke. “Houston will get the opportunity to see the best female players in the world compete in our city. The Houston Golf Association has done great work for the game here, and we’re happy that the USGA will add to their hard work.”
This will be the fourth USGA championship for the club. Orville Moody won the 1969 U.S. Open there, winning by a shot for his only major title. John Harris won the 1993 U.S. Amateur at the club, while the 1998 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur was won by Virginia Derby Grimes. The club also hosted the 1967 Ryder Cup, won by the Ben Hogan-led U.S. team by a 15-point margin.
Champions also has hosted the Tour Championship five times, ending its run in 2003, and has hosted the Shell Houston Open fives times.
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