The USGA officially announced the creation of the U.S. Senior Women's Open, a 72-hole stroke-play event for professional and amateur women age 50 and older scheduled to begin in 2018.
“We have studied and discussed the need for this championship for many years and now we can celebrate its introduction,” USGA President Thomas J. O’Toole Jr said in a release. “The USGA has been leading and supporting women’s golf since 1895 and it has never been stronger. We hope that current and younger players will be inspired to see national championship competition long into their playing careers.”
Field size, venue and qualifying process will be announced at a later date.