The United States Golf Association is heading to Fairfield County next year to make up for a major championship that was forced to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The USGA announced it will host the third U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship from Thursday, Aug. 19 to Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, at the Brooklawn Country Club in the Town of Fairfield.
The U.S. Senior Women’s Open was the final addition to the 2021 USGA championship schedule after the Senior LPGA Championship and the U.S. Senior Women’s Open were both postponed in this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to the USGA, the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open will be the third USGA Open championship and fifth overall USGA championship hosted by Brooklawn Country Club.
The club, founded in 1895, hosted the 1974 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, won by David Nevatt; the 1979 U.S. Women’s Open, won by Jerilyn Britz; the 1987 U.S. Senior Open, won by Gary Player; and the 2003 U.S. Girls’ Junior, which was won by 16-year-old Sukjin-Lee Wuesthoff.
The format will be a walking-only, 72-hole stroke play competition over four consecutive days with a 36-hole cut to the top 50 players, including ties.
“We could not be happier to still have the opportunity to host our 3rd U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship at Brooklawn Country Club,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director, championships. “Our newest championship continues to be a treasure for all who are involved. We cannot wait to see the players compete on this fantastic course next year.”
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