03/19 16:36 CDT Karrie Webb gets US Women's Open spot
Karrie Webb gets US Women's Open spot
FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) --- Two-time champion Karrie Webb has received a special
exemption to the U.S. Women's Open at Shoal Creek in Alabama.
Webb won consecutive U.S. Women's Open titles by a combined 13 shots when she
was at the top of her game. She beat Cristie Kerr and Meg Mallon by five shots
at The Merit Club outside Chicago in 2000 and Se Ri Pak by eight shots at Pine
Needles in North Carolina a year later.
The U.S. Women's Open at Shoal Creek starts May 31.
Webb received a 10-year exemption for her 2001 victory, and she has remained
exempt through other categories every year since then.
The Australian is the first player to receive a special exemption to the
Women's Open since Pak in 2016 at CordeValle.