The USGA and LPGA announced on Wednesday that the senior championship schedule for 2021 will feature consecutive major events.
Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut will host the third U.S. Senior Women’s Open, Aug. 19-22, while French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana hosts the fourth Senior LPGA Championship the following week, Aug. 26-29. Both events were both postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open will be Brooklawn’s fifth USGA championship, following the 1974 U.S. Junior Amateur, the 1979 U.S. Women’s Open, the 1987 U.S. Senior Open, and the 2003 U.S. Girls’ Junior.
“We could not be happier to still have the opportunity to host our 3rd U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship at Brooklawn Country Club,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director, championships. “Our newest championship continues to be a treasure for all who are involved. We cannot wait to see the players compete on this fantastic course next year.”
The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort has hosted the Senior LPGA Championship since its 2017 premier. In 2019 Helen Alfredsson joined Laura Davies as a Senior Slam winner, sweeping the U.S. Senior Women’s Open and Senior LPGA Championship in the same season.
The 2021 event will hold a qualifier for two spots the week of Aug. 23.
“We certainly missed the Senior LPGA Championship and its participants this year, and we hope to make the 2021 event the biggest and best one yet, not only for our players, sponsors, and spectators, but for the Patients at Riley Children’s Hospital,” said Dave Harner, director of golf operations at French Lick Resort. “We hope that everyone realizes the significance of this event on all points.”