Who Has The Most US Women's Open Titles?

15 players have won the US Women's Open multiple times in the competition's 78-year history, but two golfers stand above the rest...

Mickey Wright after winning the 1973 Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Tournament
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The US Women's Open is set for its 79th staging in 2024 as Allisen Corpuz attempts to defend her title at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania.

Corpuz won by three strokes in 2023 to claim not only her maiden Major but also her first LPGA Tour victory after turning pro two years previous.

The American follows in a long line of 55 different past champions of the oldest and arguably most prestigious Major competition in women's professional golf, with 40 one-time victors and 15 others sharing the remaining crowns.

Patty Berg is a member of the one-win club, succeeding in the very first US Women's Open - which was a matchplay contest - against Betty Jameson. The beaten Jameson would gain her revenge the following year, however, claiming the very first strokeplay event in 1947.

The third-ever winner was Babe Zaharias, and she remains one of only four players to have lifted three US Women's Open titles - along with Susie Berning, Hollis Stacy, and arguably the greatest female player of all time, Annika Sorenstam.

Mickey Wright

Four-time US Women's Open champion, Mickey Wright

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Zaharias failed to triumph in consecutive years, though, unlike her three peers. Sorenstam went back-to-back in 1996, Stacy did the same in 1978, and Berning completed her double in 1973.

The defending champion has retained the title on seven occasions in total, most recently in 2001 via Karrie Webb. The others to do it were Betsy King (1990), Donna Caponi (1970), and Mickey Wright (1959).

And it is Wright who holds the joint-most US Women's Open titles alongside Betsy Rawls. The pair have four victories apiece, and they all arrived in a dominant period between 1951 and 1964.

Rawls won her first three before Wright had even scooped her maiden US Women's Open, with eight-time Major winner Rawls standing on the top metaphorical step in 1951, 1953, and 1957. Wright's successes were highly concentrated, too, with wins in 1958, 1959, 1961, and 1964. The 1960 champion - Rawls, of course.

The record scores at the Women's US Open are owned by Minjee Lee and Juli Inkster. Australia's Lee won at Pine Needles in 2022 with a record 271 total, while Inkster set the lowest ever score-to-par of -16 in 1999 at Old Waverly.

Miss Betsy Rawls of Spartanburg, South Carolina receives the winner's trophy after the final round of the 1957 Women's National Open

Four-time US Women's Open champion, Betsy Rawls

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US Women's Open Multiple Champions
NameTotal WinsVictorious Years
Betsy Rawls41951, 1953, 1957, 1960
Mickey Wright41958, 1959, 1961, 1964
Babe Zaharias31948, 1950, 1954
Susie Berning31968, 1972, 1973
Hollis Stacy31977, 1978, 1984
Annika Sörenstam31995, 1996, 2006
Louise Suggs21949, 1952
Donna Caponi21969, 1970
JoAnne Carner21971, 1976
Betsy King21989, 1990
Patty Sheehan21992, 1994
Karrie Webb22000, 2001
Juli Inkster21999, 2002
Meg Mallon21991, 2004
Inbee Park22008, 2013
Jonny Leighfield
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Jonny Leighfield is our Staff News Writer who joined Golf Monthly just in time for the 2023 Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup. He graduated from the University of Brighton with a degree in Sport Journalism in 2017 and spent almost five years as the sole sports reporter at his local newspaper. An improving golfer who still classes himself as ‘one of the worst players on the Golf Monthly team’, Jonny enjoys playing as much as he can and is hoping to reach his Handicap goal of 18 at some stage. He attended both the 150th and 151st Opens and is keen to make it an annual pilgrimage.