U.S. Women's Open in the 1950s

  • Golfers Betsy Rawls, right, and Jackie Pung pose with the winner's trophy at the Country Club of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. on June 28, 1953. Rawls won the U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship by 6 strokes. Pung finished second.
  • Patty Berg helps her long putt on the 4th green, which she made for a birdie, at the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament at the Rochester Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. on June 26, 1953. Berg finished with a 73-one under par in today's round.
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias swings and drives the ball from the 10th tee in the first round of the Women's U.S. Open Golf Championship at Salem Country Club in Peabody, Ma., July 1, 1954. The Babe and amateur Claire Doran, history teacher from Cleveland, posted even 72s to share first round honor.
  • Golfers Betty Hicks, Babe Zaharias and Betsy Rawls pose together before starting round in the U.S. Women's Open National Golf Championship at the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass., on July 1, 1954. A total of 21 pros and 32 amateurs started play today in the three-day event.
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias poses with her Women's U.S. Open Golf Championship trophy cup at Salem Country Club in Peabody, Ma., July 3, 1954. The Babe led the three-day tournament for a 291 total over the rugged 6,393 yard and won by 12 strokes.
  • Betsy Rawls, left, of Spartanburg, S.C., receives the Women's National Open Golf Championship Trophy, June 29, 1957. Mrs. Charles Dennehey, right, Chairperson of the Women's Committee of U.S. Golf Association and USGA President Richard S. Tufts, center, presents her with the trophy.