Who won the 2018 US Women’s Open?

Category: Women’s Golf
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_U.S._Women%27s_Open_Golf_Championship

Clue

Thailand’s first and, to date only, Major winner.

Answer

Ariya Jutanugarn won the 2018 U.S. Womens Open.

More about Ariya Jutanugarn

  • The 72 holes finished in a tie after Hyo-Joo Kim made up 6 shots on Ariya with a wonderful final round 5 under par. The playoff, over 4 holes, was decided by one shot, 16 to 17.
  • Ariya is developing a very impressive resume:
    • With this win she became only the 6th player to win both the US Girls Junior and the US Women’s Open.
    • She is the first Thai player, male or female, to win a major championship. And this win, with the 2016 British Open, gives her two.
    • At 11 years of age Ariya became the youngest player to qualify for an LPGA event when she qualified for the Honda LPGA Thailand.
  • In June 2017 Ariya became the number 1 ranked player in the world.
  • This video is a nice 2 minute interview with Ariya shortly after her win.