SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Ariya Jutanugarn withdrew from the U.S. Women’s Open Tuesday because of the same shoulder injury that kept her out of the Wegmans LPGA Championship three weeks ago.
Jutanugarn, 17, hurt her right shoulder in a fall jogging off an elevated tee during a practice round for the LPGA Championship.
Jutanugarn is No. 17 in the Rolex World Rankings. She isn’t an LPGA member, but she is making a big name for herself playing on sponsor exemptions and Monday qualifying. In five LPGA starts this year, she hasn’t finished worse than a tie for fourth place. She has collected $447,772 in money winnings. If she were a tour member, she would be 10th on the LPGA money list. She is a Ladies European Tour rookie who won her first event on that tour in March.
Jutanugarn was replaced in the field by amateur Hannah Suh, the first alternate out of the Daly City, Calif., sectional qualifier.