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1989 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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Dates  July 13–16, 1989
Organized by  USGA
Par  71
Location  Lake Orion, Michigan
Tour(s)  LPGA Tour
1989 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
Course(s)  Indianwood Golf and Country Club, Old Course

The 1989 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 44th U.S. Women's Open, held July 13–16 at the Old Course of Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion, Michigan, north of Detroit.


Betsy King won the first of her two consecutive titles, four strokes ahead of runner-up Nancy Lopez. It was the second of King's six major titles. With the win, her fifth in 1989, she became the first in the history of the LPGA Tour to exceed $500,000 in earnings for a single season.

Ending the third round on Saturday, King lost four shots on the last four holes and fell into the 54-hole co-lead with Patty Sheehan. The Sunday gallery was the largest to date at the U.S. Women's Open, exceeding 25,000, and King birdied the first hole on the way to a 68. Sheehan, a future champion in 1992 and 1994, carded a disappointing 79 and finished tied for 17th.

The championship returned to Indianwood five years later, in 1994, won by Sheehan.

Made the cut


Missed the cut


First round

Thursday, July 13, 1989


Second round

Friday, July 14, 1989


Third round

Saturday, July 15, 1989


Final round

Sunday, July 16, 1989



1989 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship Wikipedia

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