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The Riviera Country Club to host 2026 U.S. Women’s Open

The Riviera Country Club has been selected by the United States Golf Association (USGA) to be the host of the 2026 U.S. Women’s Open.

This will mark the club’s centennial celebration.

“We are thrilled and honored to be selected by the USGA to host this prestigious event featuring the greatest women golfers in the world,” said Megan Watanabe, President of The Riviera Country Club.  “We will be celebrating our 100th anniversary and having the opportunity to work with the USGA to showcase a spectacular championship will certainly add to the special year we are planning to have.  We would like to thank the USGA for the ongoing partnership and look forward to a long and beneficial relationship in the years ahead.”

The Riviera Country Club, designed by George C. Thomas Jr. and William Bell and opened in 1926, will host its fourth USGA championship. Ben Hogan won the first of his four U.S. Open Championships in 1948 at Riviera. The club has also hosted the 1998 U.S. Senior Open and 2017 U.S. Amateur as well as the PGA Championship in 1983 and 1995.

“Los Angeles has a rich history of hosting the biggest sporting events in the world, and we have used that energy and investment to inspire new generations of Angelenos, and fuel economic growth,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “The U.S. Women’s Open will build on that tradition with even more community and economic benefit, and I am proud that we are bringing it to L.A. in 2026.”

The Riviera Country Club is the current home of the Genesis Invitational on the PGA TOUR. The history of the club will also be center stage as the home to the 2028 Olympics and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles.

“Los Angeles continues to attract the world’s most prestigious sports and entertainment events, thanks to the support of our business community and civic leaders,” said Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission President & CEO Kathryn Schloessman. “This event continues L.A.’s impressive run of attracting top-tier sports events in the decade ahead, including the 2022 MLB All-Star Game, 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, 123rd U.S. Open Championship, and the 2028 Olympic & Paralympic Games.”

The U.S. Women’s Open is one of 15 national championships conducted annually by the USGA The championship began in 1946 and its winners include Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Betsy Rawls, Mickey Wright, Hollis Stacy, Amy Alcott, Meg Mallon, Annika Sorenstam, Se Ri Pak, Juli Inkster, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer, Inbee Park and Michelle Wie West. Showcasing the world’s best players on the greatest stage in the game, the U.S. Women’s Open welcomes the global golf community to participate in and experience America’s national championship.

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