So Yeon Ryu defeated Hee Kyung Seo by three strokes in a playoff for last
year`s U.S. Women`s Open title. This week`s host course -- Blackwolf Run --
hosted the 1998 U.S. Women`s Open. That year, Se Ri Pak needed 20 playoff
holes to defeat amateur Jenny Chuasiriporn. This is the third major of the
year. Sun Young Yoo won the Kraft Nabisco Championship and Shanshan Feng
captured the LPGA Championship.