Pinehurst Golf News Archive

2014 U.S. Women’s Open Groupings and Starting Times

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (June 14, 2014) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced groupings and starting times for the first two rounds of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, Thursday (June 19) and Friday (June 20), at the 6,649-yard, par-70 Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2).

The U.S. Women’s Open is a 72-hole, stroke-play competition. A field of 156 players will play 18 holes of stroke play on June 19 and 20, after which the field will be reduced to the low 60 scores and ties. Those players making the cut will play 18 holes on June 21 and 22. In the event of a tie after 72 holes, a three-hole aggregate score playoff will immediately follow. If this playoff results in a tie, the tied players will immediately continue to play off hole by hole until the winner is determined.

Thursday (June 19), Hole No. 1 / Friday (June 20), Hole No. 10

6:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – (a) Bailey Tardy, Norcross, Ga.; Xyra Suyetsugu, Honolulu, Hawaii; Rebecca Hudson, England

6:56 a.m. – 12:41 p.m. – Weiling Hsu, Chinese Taipei; Erica Popson, Davenport, Fla.; (a) Jessica Porvasnik, Hinckley, Ohio

7:07 a.m. – 12:52 p.m. – Jane Park, Seal Beach, Calif.; Jennifer Song, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Lisa McCloskey, Houston, Texas

7:18 a.m. – 1:03 p.m. – Stacey Keating, Australia; Lala Anai, Japan; Nikki Campbell, Australia

7:29 a.m. – 1:14 p.m. – Birdie Kim, Republic of Korea; Sarah-Jane Smith, Australia; Katie Burnett, Brunswick, Ga.

7:40 a.m. – 1:25 p.m. – Yoo Lim Choi, Republic of Korea; Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand; Alison Walshe, Westford, Mass.

7:51 a.m. – 1:36 p.m. – Jessica Korda, Bradenton, Fla.; Se Ri Pak, Republic of Korea; Caroline Hedwall, Sweden

8:02 a.m. – 1:47 p.m. – Lexi Thompson, Coral Springs, Fla.; Karrie Webb, Australia; So Yeon Ryu, Republic of Korea

8:13 a.m. – 1:58 p.m. – Sun Young Yoo, Republic of Korea; Julieta Granada, Paraguay; Eun Hee Ji, Republic of Korea

8:24 a.m. – 2:09 p.m. – Juli Inkster, Los Altos, Calif.; Cheyenne Woods, Phoenix, Ariz.; Natalie Gulbis, Lake Las Vegas, Nev.

8:35 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. – Marta Silva, Spain; Holly Clyburn, England; Chie Arimura, Japan

8:46 a.m. – 2:31 p.m. – Jaye Marie Green, Boca Raton, Fla.; (a) Brooke Mackenzie Henderson, Canada; Stephanie Na, Australia

8:57 a.m. – 2:42 p.m. – Eri Joma, Japan; (a) Yuting Shi, People’s Republic of China; Karlin Beck, Montgomery, Ala.

Thursday (June 19), Hole No. 10 / Friday (June 20), Hole No. 1

6:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Nicole Garcia, South Africa; Misuzu Narita, Japan; (a) Samantha Gotcher, Clarksville, Tenn.

6:56 a.m. – 12:41 p.m. – Kelsey Macdonald, Scotland; (a) Paige Lee, Folsom, Calif.; (a) Madison Kerley, Scottsdale, Ariz.

7:07 a.m. – 12:52 p.m. – Catherine O’Donnell, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; (a) Lucy Li, Redwood Shores, Calif.; Jessica Wallace, Canada

7:18 a.m. – 1:03 p.m. – Sei Young Kim, Republic of Korea; Teresa Lu, Chinese Taipei; Carlota Ciganda, Spain

7:29 a.m. – 1:14 p.m. – Pernilla Lindberg, Sweden; Katherine Kirk, Australia; Giulia Sergas, Italy

7:40 a.m. – 1:25 p.m. – Sakura Yokomine, Japan; Jodi Ewart Shadoff, England; Meena Lee, Republic of Korea

7:51 a.m. – 1:36 p.m. – I.K. Kim, Republic of Korea; Azahara Munoz, Spain; Ha Na Jang, Republic of Korea

8:02 a.m. – 1:47 p.m. – Inbee Park, Republic of Korea; Stacy Lewis, The Woodlands, Texas; (a) Emma Talley, Princeton, Ky.

8:13 a.m. – 1:58 p.m. – Gerina Piller, Roswell, N.M.; Hee Young Park, Republic of Korea; Pornanong Phatlum, Thailand

8:24 a.m. – 2:09 p.m. – Ai Miyazato, Japan; Sandra Gal, Germany; Jennifer Johnson, Carlsbad, Calif.

8:35 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. – Ayako Uehara, Japan; Dewi Claire Schreefel, Netherlands; Danielle Kang, Republic of Korea

8:46 a.m. – 2:31 p.m. – Sadena Parks, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Caroline Powers, Bowling Green, Ohio; (a) Emily Penttila, Finland

8:57 a.m. – 2:42 p.m. – Paula Hurtado, Colombia; (a) Hannah Pietila, Brighton, Mich.; Lucy Williams, England

Thursday (June 19), Hole No. 1 / Friday (June 20), Hole No. 10

12:30 p.m. – 6:45 a.m. – Carleigh Silvers, Greeley, Colo.; (a) Sierra Sims, Austin, Texas; (a) Narangyi Bae, Republic of Korea

12:41 p.m. – 6:56 a.m. – (a) Jordan Ferreira, University Place, Wash.; (a) Celine Boutier, France; Brooke Pancake, Chattanooga, Tenn.

12:52 p.m. – 7:07 a.m. – Kris Tamulis, Naples, Fla.; (a) Andrea Lee, Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Ashley Knoll, Shenandoah, Texas

1:03 p.m. – 7:18 a.m. – Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Canada; (a) Ally McDonald, Fulton, Miss.; Ayaka Watanabe, Japan

1:14 p.m. – 7:29 a.m. – Beatriz Recari, Spain; Karine Icher, France; Chella Choi, Republic of Korea

1:25 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. – Rikako Morita, Japan; Ilhee Lee, Republic of Korea; Caroline Masson, Germany

1:36 p.m. – 7:51 a.m. – Amy Yang, Republic of Korea; Catriona Matthew, Scotland; Michelle Wie, Jupiter, Fla.

1:47 p.m. – 8:02 a.m. - Lydia Ko, New Zealand; Suzann Pettersen, Orlando, Fla.; Cristie Kerr, Miami, Fla.

1:58 p.m. – 8:13 a.m. – Mika Miyazato, Japan; Jenny Shin, Republic of Korea; Brittany Lincicome, Seminole, Fla.

2:09 p.m. – 8:24 a.m. – Yumiko Yoshida, Japan; Mo Martin, Altadena, Calif.; Candie Kung, Chinese Taipei

2:20 p.m. – 8:35 a.m. – Jacqui Concolino, Orlando, Fla.; (a) Stephanie Meadow, Northern Ireland; TBD

2:31 p.m. – 8:46 a.m. – Sandra Changkija, Orlando, Fla.; Brianna Do, Lakewood, Calif.; (a) Kathleen Scavo, Benicia, Calif.

2:42 p.m. – 8:57 a.m. – (a) Marissa Chow, Honolulu, Hawaii; So-Young Jang, Republic of Korea; Amy Boulden, Wales

Thursday (June 19), Hole No. 10 / Friday (June 20), Hole No. 1

12:30 p.m. – 6:45 a.m. – Jasi Acharya, Columbus, Mont.; (a) Elizabeth Tong, Canada; (a) Chisato Hashimoto, Japan

12:41 p.m. – 6:56 a.m. – Sue Kim, Canada; Marissa Steen, West Chester, Ohio; (a) Mathilda Cappeliez, France

12:52 p.m. – 7:07 a.m. – Dori Carter, Valdosta, Ga.; (a) Minjee Lee, Australia; Kristy McPherson, Tampa, Fla.

1:03 p.m. – 7:18 a.m. – Laura Davies, England; Jennifer Rosales, Philippines; Laura Diaz, Winston-Salem, N.C.

1:14 p.m. – 7:29 a.m. – Irene Coe, Fullerton, Calif.; Christel Boeljon, Netherlands; Belen Mozo, Spain

1:25 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. – Brittany Lang, McKinney, Texas; Morgan Pressel, Boca Raton, Fla.; Yani Tseng, Chinese Taipei

1:36 p.m. – 7:51 a.m. – Lizette Salas, Azusa, Calif.; Na Yeon Choi, Republic of Korea; Paula Creamer, Windermere, Fla.

1:47 p.m. – 8:02 a.m. – Shanshan Feng, People’s Republic of China; Angela Stanford, Saginaw, Texas; Anna Nordqvist, Sweden

1:58 p.m. – 8:13 a.m. – Lee-Anne Pace, South Africa; Haeji Kang, Republic of Korea; Gwladys Nocera, Switzerland

2:09 p.m. – 8:24 a.m. – Hee Kyung Bae, Republic of Korea; Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif.; Nicole Castrale, Palm Desert, Calif.

2:20 p.m. – 8:35 a.m. – Mariajo Uribe, Colombia; Jee Young Lee, Republic of Korea; Ashleigh Simon, South Africa

2:31 p.m. – 8:46 a.m. – Yueer Cindy Feng, People’s Republic of China; Kelly Tan, Malaysia; (a) Janie Jackson, Huntsville, Ala.

2:42 p.m. – 8:57 a.m. – (a) Megan Khang, Rockland, Mass.; Tzu-Chi Lin, Chinese Taipei; Maria Hernandez, Spain

(a) = amateur

2014 U.S. Women’s Open Championship – Par and Yardage

Pinehurst No. 2 will be set up at 6,649 yards and will play to a par of 35-35–70.

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The 5 Greatest Rounds in Pinehurst No. 2 History


What are the 5 greatest rounds in Pinehurst No. 2 lore? Historian Lee Pace examines


It’s difficult to compare golf scores on the same course over three-quarters of a century. The equipment changes too much, the agronomy and course conditioning practices evolve and new tees are stuck in the woods to lengthen the course.


The back-to-back 65s posted in the first two rounds of the U.S. Open by Martin Kaymer certainly rank among the finest rounds ever played on the course first designed by Donald Ross in 1907 and completed in its current configuration in 1935. Just look at all the history Kaymer has made in two days here.

Kaymer’s rounds came on a course more than 7,500 yards long with greens putting in the 12-plus neighborhood on the Stimpmeter. No one playing No. 2 in 1940s through the 1970s played a course that long or that slippery. But Ben Hogan and Tom Watson, authors of two great rounds in No. 2’s history, were playing with persimmon drivers and balls comatose by today’s standards.

Still, the exercise can be fun to compare rounds throughout the ages. Here, then, are five more of the finest rounds ever on Pinehurst No. 2:

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2014 U.S. Open Third Round Pairings

Martin Kaymer plays his second shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & C.C. in Village of Pinehurst, N.C. on Friday, June 13, 2014. (Copyright USGA/John Mummert)


9:22 a.m.: Nicholas Lindheim

9:33 a.m.: Billy Hurley III, Zach Johnson

9:44 a.m.: Zac Blair, Toru Taniguchi

9:55 a.m.: Paul Casey, Justin Leonard

10:06 a.m.: Kevin Stadler, Clayton Rask

10:17 a.m.: Russell Henley, a-Matthew Fitzpatrick

10:28 a.m.: Boo Weekley, Sergio Garcia

10:39 a.m.: Ryan Moore, Cody Gribble

10:50 a.m.: Kevin Tway, Bo Van Pelt

11:01 a.m.: Retief Goosen, Louis Oosthuizen

11:12 a.m.: Ernie Els, Harris English

11:23 a.m.: Stewart Cink, Bill Haas

11:34 a.m.: Alex Cejka, Shiv Kapur

11:45 a.m.: Kenny Perry, Billy Horschel

11:56 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Webb Simpson

12:07 p.m. Patrick Reed, Scott Langley

12:18 p.m. Daniel Berger, Gary Woodland

12:29 p.m. Jim Furyk, Garth Mulroy

12:40 p.m. Graeme McDowell, Lucas Bjerregaard

12:51 p.m. Fran Quinn, Seung-Yul Noh

1:02 p.m. Victor Dubuisson, Jimmy Walker

1:13 p.m. Aaron Baddeley, Justin Rose

1:24 p.m. Jason Day, Marcel Siem

1:35 p.m. Danny Willett, J.B. Holmes

1:46 p.m. Steve Stricker, Rickie Fowler

1:57 p.m. Hedeki Matsuyama, Ian Poulter

2:08 p.m. Erik Compton, Francesco Molinari

2:19 p.m. Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth

2:30 p.m. Chris Kirk, Rory McIlroy

2:41 p.m. Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson

2:52 p.m. Keegan Bradley, Brendon de Jonge

3:03 p.m. Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka

3:14 p.m. Brandt Snedeker, Kevin Na

3:25 p.m. Brendon Todd, Martin Kaymer

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Lefty and the Putter Boy

A balky putter in the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open cost Phil Mickelson dearly. Perhaps some advice from the Putter Boy would’ve helped.

He was close enough while warming up.

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A U.S. Open Experience…for the littlest of fans

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C.J. Lowder, 3, (left) plays a round on Pinehurst’s Thistle Dhu putting course. | Photo by Billy Liggett

Golf gained another fan for life this week.

Minutes after walking through the gates at Pinehurst Resort to watch the U.S. Open, 3-year-old C.J. Lowder saw his first pro golfer tee off from the 12th. He looked up at his dad, Chris Lowder of Aberdeen, and smiled big.

“I want to do that,” he declared.

And so he did.


Thistle Dhu

Photo by John Gessner

New to the U.S. Open experience at Pinehurst is a 12-hole putting green for children and young teens, Thistle Du. Located between the 13th green and the 14th tee box on Pinehurst No. 2, the rolling green is named for the country’s first official miniature golf course, created in Pinehurst back in 1919 by James Wells Barber. (The name, “Thistle Du,” is a play on the first words Barber muttered upon the completion of his garden course … “This’ll do.” Outside of U.S. Open weeks, the course is open to members and resort guests and plays to a full 18 holes.)

The new version was brimming Tuesday with kids from C.J.’s age to middle schoolers, many of them learning proper technique from their moms or dads.


Photo by John Gessner

“I think this is a great thing,” Chris Lowder said as his son chased putts around him. “It gets children excited and involved. It’s already great that the Open lets kids this age in free. This is a great age to get them started.” - By Billy Liggett

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