Lilia Vu Removed From List For U.S. Women’s Open field

Lilia Vu Removed From List For U.S. Women's Open field

Lilia Vu, ranked second in the world, will skip her second straight major. As reported by Golfweek initially, she was taken off the U.S. Women’s Open field list.

After struggling with a back ailment this year, Lilia Vu, the tour’s Player of the Year and a four-time winner in ’23, withdrew before the start of her championship defense in the Chevron Championship in April. The Ford Championship at the end of March marked her most recent start.

In the field at Lancaster Country Club next week, Yealimi Noh will take Vu’s place. Noh was the second alternate from the qualifying round in Seattle, Washington.

First alternate Ssu Chia Cheng was put in the USWO field during the qualifying session, according to Golfweek, when USGA officials decided that the Rainier Country Club location should have awarded additional spots due to the strength of the field. It was ranked highly on the re-allotment list due to the strength of the Rainier field.

This week’s LPGA event is not being held, but on Monday the final field will be revealed. Which qualifying locations will be used in the event of additional withdrawals is another item that the USGA is expected to disclose.

May 30–June 2 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is the second major for women this season. There will be a lot of live action on NBC, USA Network, and Peacock. To learn how to watch, click this link.

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