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U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION

U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN

Site: Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No. 2 Course (6,649 yards, par 70).

Purse: TBA ($3,175,000 in 2013). Winner’s share: TBA ($585,000 in 2013).

Television: ESPN2 (Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).

Last year: Inbee Park won at Sebonack in New York for her third straight major title and the last of her six 2013 LPGA Tour victories. She finished at 8 under for a four-stroke victory. Park also won in 2008 at Interlachen.

Last event: Park won the Manulife Financial Classic on June 8 in Waterloo, Ontario, for her first LPGA Tour title since her victory at Sebonack. She closed with a 10-under 61 for a three-stroke victory.

Notes: Lucy Li, at 11, is the youngest player in tournament history. She qualified at Half Moon Bay in California with rounds of 74 and 68. … Lexi Thompson won the first major of the season, the Kraft Nabisco in California in April. She was the previous youngest player at 12 in 2007. … Top-ranked Stacy Lewis, Jessica Korda, Karrie Webb and Anna Nordqvist are two-time winners this year. … Michelle Wie won in Hawaii in April and has eight top-10 finishes in 12 events this year. … South Korean players have won the event the last three years. So Yeon Ryu won in 2011, and Na Yeon Choi in 2012. … Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open on the course Sunday. He shot 65-65-72-69 to finish at 9 under and win by eight strokes. … The 2015 tournament will be played at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania. … The NW Arkansas Championship is next week in Rogers, Arkansas.

Online: http://www.usopen.com/women

LPGA Tour site: http://www.lpga.com

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