U.S. Women’s Open At Pebble Beach A Resounding Success

Allisen Corpuz, 78th U.S. Women's Open, Pebble Beach,(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Allisen Corpuz, 78th U.S. Women's Open, Pebble Beach,(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

The 2023 U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach proves massive success amongst viewers. 

Whether it’s the allure of the iconic Pebble Beach or the dramatic and exciting finish that took place during the final round of this year’s U.S. Women’s Open, the third women’s major of the year proved to be a massive hit amongst golf fans.

Sunday’s leaderboard wasn’t packed with well-known stars battling to claim the first-ever women’s major championship held at the stunning Pebble Beach, but according to numbers released by the NBC Network, the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open was the most watched of any U.S. Women’s Open since the 2014 major at Pinehurst No.2, per Golfweek. 

American Allisen Corpuz came from behind to win her maiden major and first LPGA title at one of golf’s most historic and iconic venues. Corpuz was immensely impressive all week at Pebble Beach and closed with a Sunday-69 to finish under par in all four tournament rounds en route to winning this year’s U.S. Women’s Open.

The 25-year-old Corpuz has impressed in majors this season with finishes of T4 at The Chevron Championship, and T15 at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, prior to her triumph at this past weekend’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Allisen’s win ended a seven-year hiatus for Americans in their national open as well, she became the first American since Brittany Lang in 2016 to win the U.S. Women’s Open.

Sunday’s final round at Pebble Beach draws 2.2 million.

According to the Golfweek article and NBC, Sunday’s final round of this year’s U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach pulled in an average of 1.58 million viewers with a high of 2.2 million. The major’s average of 895,000 for the week was up over 100 percent from last year’s U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in North Carolina, and 47 percent from the 2021 Open at The Olympic Club.

After the Men’s U.S. Open held at Los Angeles Country Club last month came under intense scrutiny, last weekend’s Women’s Open at Pebble Beach appears as though it was a welcome breath of fresh air for golf fans.

Thankfully, the iconic venue is set to be a mainstay on the U.S. Open’s rota for the foreseeable future. Pebble Beach will host the men in 2027, 2032, 2037, and 2044. The Women are scheduled to return in 2035, 2040, and 2048.

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The USGA is now rightfully scheduling future majors for both Men and Women at golf’s most historic and iconic venues, and judging by the numbers, this is exactly what fans of the game want.

Next year’s U.S. Women’s Open will return to Lancaster Country Club, before Erin Hills hosts in 2025, and Riviera Country Club welcomes the Women’s Major Championship in 2026.