Wednesday, July 12

2017 U.S. Women's Open TV Schedule and Tournament Notes

THE 72ND U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN begins tomorrow at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Brittany Lang is the defending champion. Following are the particulars.

Course Setup
The Old Course at Trump National Golf Club will be set up at 6,732 yards and will play to a par of 36-36–72. Based on the setup, the Course Rating™ is 80.4 and the Slope Rating® is 153.

About Trump National Golf Club
The Old Course was designed by Tom Fazio and opened for play in 2004. It is routed through more than 500 acres of rolling farmland and horse pastures with numerous water hazards and demanding green complexes. Approach shots call for careful strategy. Wetlands and restored farm buildings are found throughout the property.

Championship Field
The starting field of 156 golfers will be cut after 36 holes to the low 60 scorers and ties.

Television Coverage
The 2017 U.S. Women's Open will receive at least 20 hours of live network coverage. Fox will air 10 hours of coverage on the weekend. FS1 will air 10 hours over the first two days of play. All times EDT.

July 13, 2-7 p.m., First Round on FS1
July 14, 2-7 p.m., Second Round on FS1
July 15, 2-7 p.m., Third Round on Fox
July 16, 2-7 p.m., Fourth Round on Fox

Live Streaming Coverage
The 2017 U.S. Women's Open will receive at least 24 hours of live streaming coverage on usga.org.

July 13,10 a.m.-noon, First Round: streaming coverage
July 13, 2-7 p.m., First Round: featured group
July 14,10 a.m.-noon, Second Round: streaming coverage
July 14, 2-7 p.m., Second Round: featured group
July 15, 2-7 p.m., Third Round: featured group
July 16, 2-7 p.m., Fourth Round: featured group

What the Winner Receives
The champion will receive a gold medal, custody of the Harton S. Semple Trophy for the ensuing year and an exemption from qualifying for the next 10 U.S. Women’s Open Championships.

Purse
The 2017 purse is $5 million. The 2016 purse was $4.5 million, and the winner earned $810,000.

2016 Champion
Brittany Lang, 30, of McKinney, Texas, won the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open Championship at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. Lang won the second three-hole aggregate playoff in Women’s Open history, taking the title over Anna Nordqvist, 29, of Sweden.

The USGA Fact Sheet for the U.S. Women's Open Championship was used for this report.

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