The 2011 U.S. Women's Open has come to the Broadmoor East Golf Course in Colorado Springs this week. The Broadmoor is no stranger to hosting major events. The 2008 U.S. Senior Open and the 1995 U.S. Women's Open have previously taken place here.
In the latter event, Annika Sorenstam won her first LPGA Tour victory and her first major victory with a 2-under score over Meg Mallon's 1-under. It would be the start of Sorenstam's dominance on the Tour, but now retired she is the honorary chair of this event.
Paula Creamer will be out to defend her 2010 U.S. Women's Open title, which she won at Oakmont Country Club, PA, with a 3-under, four strokes better than her nearest competition. She will get in a practice round on Tuesday at 12:54 p.m. MT with Jennifer Rosales and Brittany Johnston. They will tee off at Hole No. 10, which is a 460-yard par-4. She is also scheduled for an exhibition on the practice range some time after that.
World No. 1 golfer Yani Tseng is coming off a victory at the 2011 LPGA Championship and will seek her first U.S. Women's Open. At 22 years of age, she is already the youngest modern player, male or female, to win four major championships.