World No. 1 Iga Swiatek wins her third major title at the US Open.
The first woman in the women’s game to win three major titles all by the same year was Iga Swiatek, who won in 2002. And on Sunday, with the same stroke, she captured her third major championship as well, this time at the U.S. Open at the historic National Golf Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Swiatek, a 26-year-old from Poland, also became the first woman to win three U.S. Open titles in the same year, joining a group that includes three other women who achieved that feat in the 1950s: Betsy Rawls, a U.S. Open champion in 1951; Babe Zaharias, who won three other national events in 1951; and Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who won the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 1951 and 1953.
Iga Swiatek in action during the Ladies and Gentlemen Invitational at the National Golf Center.
Swiatek, who is one of only six women to have won the U.S. Masters, U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open, also became the first woman to complete a run of two U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Amateur, U.S. Senior Women’s Open, U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, and U.S. Women’s Amateur titles in the same season, joining the group that also includes three other U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Women’s Open winners: Babe Zaharias, whose first three U.S. Open wins in 1953 and 1954 were a part of two such runs; the 1954 U.S Women’s Amateur; and the 1976 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. The group also includes three additional U.