2022 World Track and Field Championships: Day-by-day schedule for women’s events at Oregon22


The 2022 World Track & Field Championships are underway in Eugene, Oregon, marking the first time the biannual outdoor competition is being held on U.S. soil.

Competition at the recently renovated Hayward Field runs from July 15 through July 24 and will feature 49 events (24 men’s, 24 women’s, and a mixed gender relay), plus a new team competition. Of the 1,878 athletes on the entry lists for Oregon22, 884 are women (47%).

To get up to speed on the biggest women’s storylines and names to follow, see below for On Her Turf’s day-by-day guide to the 2022 World Track & Field Championships, which also includes details on how to watch (both on TV and streaming).

*The schedule is listed in eastern time (ET), with events airing live and simultaneously across all time zones unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

After Olympic breakthrough, Athing Mu leads women’s 800m field

The final day of competition features a jam-packed schedule, including finals in the women’s long jump, 800m, 100m hurdles, and 4x400m relay.

In the women’s 800m, the U.S. could win its first ever world title in the event, with the American contingent led by reigning Olympic champion Athing Mu (Trenton, New Jersey). Mu, 20, owns three of the top five times so far this year.

Fellow U.S. teammates Raevyn Rogers (Houston, Texas) and Ajee Wilson (Neptune, New Jersey), who claimed silver and bronze respectively at 2019 Worlds, should also be in the mix. Rogers also won Olympic bronze last summer, while Wilson claimed the indoor world title earlier this year.

UPDATE: Athing Mu becomes first American woman to win 800m, keeps win streak alive (video)

Other events to follow: The U.S. should be a top threat in the women’s 4x400m relay, having claimed the last seven Olympic titles and six of the last seven world championship titles in the event. Allyson Felix will compete in the preliminary round (Saturday evening) after U.S. team officials coaxed her out of her brief retirement following last week’s bronze medal in the mixed 4x400m relay.

RELATED: Allyson Felix to return to world championships for women’s 4x400m relay

The women’s 100m hurdles final is expected to feature a showdown between reigning Olympic gold medalist Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who represents Puerto Rico, and world record holder Keni Harrison.

UPDATE: Two hours after breaking world record, Tobi Amusan wins 100m hurdles world title

How to watch: 

  • Peacock (9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock (12:30-3 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, CNBC (8-9 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (9-11 p.m. ET, 9-11 p.m. PT*)

The NBC Sports research team contributed to this report. 

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Allyson Felix‘s final world championship race? 

Competition gets underway on Friday at Hayward Field, where all eyes will be on the 4x400m mixed gender relay, which could potentially be Allyson Felix‘s final world championship race. Felix finished sixth in the 400m at U.S. Championships in June, earning her a spot in Team USA’s relay pool.

With 18 world medals and 13 titles, Felix is already the most decorated athlete in track & field world championship history. But the 36-year-old has the chance to extend both of those records in Eugene before officially retiring next month.

UPDATE: Allyson Felix extends medal record, concludes career with mixed 4x400m bronze

Other finals: women’s 20km race walk

How to watch Friday’s events at Oregon22:

  • Peacock (12-8 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, USA Network (8-11 p.m. ET)

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Chase Ealey leads U.S. hopes in women’s shot put

The women’s shot put world champion will be crowned on Saturday night at Oregon22. While Tokyo silver medalist Raven Saunders missed out on qualifying, the U.S. has two contenders in Chase Ealey (Los Alamos, New Mexico) and Maggie Ewen (St. Francis, Minnesota). Ealey, who placed seventh at 2019 Worlds, owns the best mark of the year so far (20.51 meters).

China’s Gong Lijiao, the two-time defending world champion and reigning Olympic gold medalist, has competed sparingly this year but is still expected to be a top threat. Countrywoman Song Jiayuan, fifth at the Tokyo Olympics, should also be in the mix.

UPDATE: Chase Ealey makes history as first American woman to win shot put world title

Other noteworthy women’s events on Saturday at Oregon22:

  • The morning session will include the women’s 10,000m final, where the U.S. will be represented by Karissa Schweizer, Alicia Monson, and Natosha Rogers. Reigning Olympic gold medalist Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands will be the favorite. Hassan, who won gold in the 5000m and 10,000m and bronze in the 1500m at the Tokyo Olympics, will compete in both the 5000m and 10,000m in Eugene.

UPDATE: Gidey wins women’s 10,000m in thrilling, final sprint at 2022 World Championships

How to watch Saturday’s events: 

  • Peacock, CNBC (1:30-3 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (3-5 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, CNBC (8-9 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (9-11 p.m. ET, 9-11 p.m. PT*)

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Could the women’s 100m feature another Jamaican sweep?

It’s hard to overhype Jamaica’s strength in the the women’s 100m, which will have its semifinal and final rounds during the evening session on Sunday. The Caribbean island nation will be represented at Oregon22 by the trio of Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson. The three women swept the Olympic podium last summer in Tokyo and appear poised to repeat the feat in Eugene.

Fraser-Pryce, a four-time 100m world champion, owns the fastest three times of the year so far. Thompson-Herah is the two-time reigning Olympic champion in the 100m (and the 200m), while Jackson beat both athletes at Jamaica’s trials last month. Fraser-Pryce and Thompson-Herah have also shown they are in striking distance of Florence Griffith-Joyner‘s long-standing 10.49 world record, set in 1988.

The biggest surprise of U.S. Championships was Sha’Carri Richardson missing the U.S. team in both the 100m and 200m. The U.S. still has a very fast contingent in 2022 U.S. champion Melissa Jefferson (Georgetown, South Carolina), Aleia Hobbs (New Orleans, Louisiana), and Twanisha “TeeTee” Terry (Miami, Florida).

UPDATE: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins fifth 100m world title, leads Jamaican podium sweep (video)

Other women’s events to watch on Sunday at Oregon22:

  • The morning session featured the women’s hammer final. (RECAP & VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: Andersen, Kassanavoid lead U.S. to hammer gold, bronze at World Champs)
  • The evening session will feature the women’s pole vault final. American Sandi Morris, who has finished as runner-up at the last two world championships, will be aiming to win her first outdoor world title after posting four of the five best marks so far this season. Her biggest competition is likely to be her training partner, reigning Olympic gold medalist Katie Nageotte.
  • The women’s heptathlon gets underway with the 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, and 200m events.

How to watch: 

  • Peacock, CNBC (9-11:30 a.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (2-4:30 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, CNBC (8-10 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (10-11 p.m. ET, 10-11 p.m. PT*)

Monday, July 18, 2022

Can Faith Kipyegon further her legacy as the greatest women’s 1500m runner?

The women’s 1500m will feature a very speedy international field, with Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon expected to lead the way. Kipyegon is the two-time reigning Olympic champion and 2017 world champion in this event, but she’ll be looking to reclaim her world title after finishing as runner-up in 2019 (behind Sifan Hassan).

The U.S. will be represented in the final by 2022 U.S. champion Sinclaire Johnson (Longwood, Florida) and Cory McGee (Pass Christian, Mississippi). Elle St. Pierre (Montgomery, Vermont) didn’t make it out of the semifinal round.

Other Oregon22 events to keep tabs on on Monday:

  • The morning session features the women’s marathon, where the U.S. will be represented by Sara Hall, Emma Bates, and Keira D’Amato. Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel was initially slated to compete in Eugene, but she withdrew due to injury and an ongoing therapeutic use exemption.
  • The evening session will also feature the women’s triple jump final, in which world record holder Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela is a heavy favorite. Two Americans — Keturah Orji and Tori Franklin — qualified for the final and both have a shot at a spot on the podium.
  • The women’s heptathlon will come to a close following the long jump, javelin, and 800m events.

UPDATE: Yulimar Rojas three-peats in triple jump, Tori Franklin ends U.S. drought (video)

How to watch:   

  • Peacock, USA Network (9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock (12:30-4 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock (8-11 p.m. ET)
  • USA Network (11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. ET, same-day delay)

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

With Russia banned, Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh is high jump favorite

Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh is the women’s high jump favorite after posting the three best marks of 2022 so far. Mahuchikh, 20, also won the indoor world title in March after fleeing her hometown of Dnipropetrovsk following Russia’s invasion.

Fellow Ukrainian Iryna Gerashchenko, fourth at the Tokyo Olympics, should also be in the mix. American Vashti Cunningham, the 2019 world bronze medalist, failed to qualify for the final — the first big surprise of these 2022 World Championships.

Also of note: Three-time reigning world champion Mariya Lasitskene will be absent as a result of World Athletics’ ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes following the invasion of Ukraine. Lasitskene previously competed as an “Authorized Neutral Athlete (ANA),” as a result of World Athletics’ other ongoing ban on Russia due the country’s state-sponsored doping program.

UPDATE: On night of upsets, Australia’s Eleanor Patterson victorious in women’s high jump final

How to watch: 

  • Peacock (8-11 p.m. ET)
  • USA Network (11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. ET, same-day delay)

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Valarie Allman, best female discus thrower in a generation, aims for first world championship title

Reigning Olympic discus gold medalist Valarie Allman enters Oregon 22 as the favorite, having recorded six of the top ten throws this year. In April, she broke her American record with a 71.46-meter throw, the world’s best mark in 30 years. (As of this writing, the top 69 throws in history were all recorded prior to 1993, including many dubious marks by athletes from countries with organized doping programs.)

Croatia’s Sandra Perkovic, a two-time Olympic champion, could become the first woman to win five world medals in discus.

UPDATE: After Olympic gold, Valarie Allman follows up with historic discus world bronze

Other events to follow on Wednesday:

  • The women’s steeplechase final will be held in the evening. The U.S. has won at least one medal in the event at each of the last four global championships (Olympics/world championships) thanks to the results of Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs. They’ll be joined in Eugene by Courtney Wayment, who had a stellar season for BYU that saw her win the NCAA title and break the collegiate record.

How to watch: Peacock, USA Network (7:30-11 p.m. ET)

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Abby Steiner is best U.S. hope in stacked 200m field

The women’s 200m is expected to feature a stacked field. The U.S. contingent is likely to be led by Kentucky’s Abby Steiner, who had a breakthrough performance at NCAA championships, setting a new NCAA 200m record and finishing on the podium in four events (1st in 200m and 4x400m relay, 2nd in 4x100m relay, 3rd in 100m).

Still, Steiner will face tough competition from veteran international stars, including reigning world champion Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain and the Jamaican trio of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Herah. American Tamara Clark also qualified for the women’s 200m final.

UPDATE: Shericka Jackson runs second fastest 200m in history, breaks world championship record

How to watch: Peacock, USA Network (8-11 p.m. ET)

Friday, July 22, 2022

Will Sydney McLaughlin break her world record again?

Sydney McLaughlin has revolutionized the 400m hurdles in the last year. At the 2019 World Championships, she crossed the line in what would have been a world record time, if not for U.S. teammate Dalilah Muhammad who claimed the record (52.16) – and world title – by 0.07 seconds.

McLaughlin has since taken control of that world record, breaking it at U.S. Olympic Trials in 2021 (51.90), then at the Tokyo Olympics (51.46), and then again at U.S. Championships in June (51.41).

Dutch athlete Femke Bol is also expected to to be a top threat. Earlier at Oregon22, the 22-year-old powered the Netherlands to a silver medal in the mixed gender 4x400m relay.

In addition to McLaughlin and Muhammad, the women’s 400m hurdles final will also feature Americans Shamier Little and Britton Wilson.

UPDATE: Sydney McLaughlin breaks 400m hurdles world record to win 2022 world title

Also on the schedule at Oregon22:

  • The morning session will feature the women’s 35km race walk.
  • The evening session will include finals of the women’s 400m and javelin. Two-time reigning Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo is the favorite in the 400m. She finished as runner-up in 2019 to Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser, who is currently serving a suspension for missed doping tests. None of the three Americans —  Talitha Diggs, Kendall Ellis, and Lynna Irby — qualified for the final.

UPDATE: Kara Winger’s final javelin throw results in first ever medal for U.S. women

How to watch: 

  • Peacock (9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, USA Network (8:30-11 p.m. ET)

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Jamaica looks to repeat in women’s 4x100m relay

Jamaica is the heavy favorite in the 4x100m relay, thanks to the likes of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Elaine Thompson-Herah, plus Kemba Nelson. The world record — set by the U.S. at the 2012 London Olympics — could be on notice.

Other events to keep tabs on: the women’s 5000m final, where the U.S. contingent includes Elise Cranny, Karissa Schweizer, and Emily Infeld. Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey, who won the 10,000m earlier this week in Eugene, posted the top time in qualifying.

UPDATE: Tsegay wins women’s 5000m world title after dramatic last lap (video)

How to watch: 

  • Peacock (12:50-4 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (2-3 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, CNBC (8-9 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (9-11 p.m. ET, 9-11 p.m. PT*)

Li Li Leung talks USA Gymnastics’ cultural transformation, challenges still to come and embracing her AAPI heritage

Head of USA Gymnastics Li Li Leung.
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Li Li Leung joined USA Gymnastics as president and CEO in March 2019, when the organization was reeling from the fallout of Larry Nassar’s widespread sexual abuse and the subsequent revelations of larger cultural issues within the sport. Since then, Leung has seen USAG through an ongoing transformation, one that hinges on the work of the survivors and staff around her, whom she is quick to credit. That evolution, as she calls it, has included instituting new norms and standards at all levels of the sport, particularly in matters related to athlete safety.

Among the notable USAG initiatives that Leung has brought to fruition is the Athlete Bill of Rights, established in December 2020 as a tool “to unite the full gymnastics community around a shared vision of behavioral expectations.” At the same time, USAG instituted a protest policy for national team members aimed at supporting athletes who choose to use their voice on public platforms. Both initiatives were among the first of their kind in sport.

Prior to joining USAG, Leung served as a vice president at the National Basketball Association (NBA), where she was responsible for building and managing key partner relationships around the world. She continues to use that experience in her roles as vice chair of the National Governing Bodies Council of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and a member of the International Gymnastics Federation’s Executive Committee.

Leung, who began competing in gymnastics at age 7, was a member of the U.S. junior national training team and represented the U.S. at the 1988 Junior Pan American Games. She was a four-year member of the four-time Big 10 champion University of Michigan gymnastics team and was an NCAA Championships participant.

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, On Her Turf sat down with Leung to talk about her journey with USAG, the challenges still to come and how being a member of the AAPI community has shaped the person she is today.

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This Q+A has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

On Her Turf: Let’s start by talking about your journey since joining USA Gymnastics in 2019. What have the last four years been like for you?

Li Li Leung: This was just an incredible opportunity to give back to the sport that has given so much to me. And I really mean that because I started in the sport when I was 7 years old and did it for 15 years. It’s taught me all of these different skills that I apply to my daily life, both professional and personal. It feels a little bit like I’ve come full circle, and honestly, never in a million years did I think I would find myself in this role. … I joined at a time when it was a tumultuous time for the organization. It’s been just a little a little over four years now, and it has been an incredible journey — and believe it or not, I have enjoyed it. While it hasn’t been easy, I actually have enjoyed it, because I’ve been able to make it not just me. One thing that’s important to note is that — I had even said on my first interview with the board — it will take a village to accomplish what we need to accomplish. This is not a one-person job. And I was lucky enough to be able to bring on a leadership team that has been incredible, and also retain the staff that we have retained, as well as hire other new staff members. And it’s because of them and some really key volunteers that we’ve been able to accomplish what we’ve been able to do.

OHT: Can you talk a little more about this cultural transformation that the organization has experienced and your approach to tackling this all-encompassing change?

Leung: When I was interviewing for the position, I actually met every single board member. It was really critical to both sides that they felt that I matched the role and their needs and also I had to be confident in the board believing in the ultimate mission of the organization and what we wanted to achieve. So that the culture really does stem from the well – from the top down and everything in between as well. And when I was looking for leadership team, … one of the characteristics I was really looking for was they couldn’t have an ego. The job couldn’t be about themselves or about what they would personally get out of the role. It had to be about them believing in the bigger picture and believing in what we collectively wanted to achieve. I knew that we would only be able to accomplish what we need to accomplish if people were willing to roll up their sleeves and just do whatever needed to be done, so that was one of the key things in terms of having no ego.

Since 2018, we’ve turned over more than 70 percent of our staff. We’ve been able to retain the really key members of our staff, who have been critical to our success, but also have been able to really bring in new thinking, new blood, new perspectives. Because the other thing I was looking for when I was hiring for the leadership team was diversity in perspectives. That was critical because I did not want to be surrounded by “yes people.” I wanted to be surrounded by people who would be willing to have really robust conversations and engage in difficult conversations, because ultimately, you end up in a better place because of that.

In 2020, we reset our mission to be about building a community and culture of health, safety and excellence, with athletes who thrive in sport and in life. So we were no longer about developing technically superior gymnasts who perform well in gym. We reset our focus to be about helping set our athletes up for success with the skill sets that you learn in gymnastics, and when we come to the office each day, that’s what we’re thinking about. …

The other piece is we also know from a community standpoint that our national team coaches are the most visible representation (of USAG), and a lot of coaches model them. So we’ve been working really hard in terms of working on educating our national team coaches. We work with Positive Coaching Alliance to do educational training with them as well. And we also have introduced training specifically for young coaches coming in, because we know when they come in and they’re new, that they’re eager to learn, and that’s when you can start training and moving them in a way. So our thinking is with this top-down and bottom-up strategy, eventually the middle will meet.

OHT: You noted how the coaches can be some of the most visible representatives of USAG. Regarding the addition of 2008 Olympic silver medalists Chellsie Memmel (USAG technical lead) and Alicia Sacramone Quinn (USAG strategic lead), how have those women impacted the program?

Leung: The addition of Chellsie and Alicia has been fantastic. They have been phenomenal to work with, and the fact that they have firsthand experience of having gone through it themselves – that also gives them a very good idea of what they would change and what they wouldn’t change, at the same time. It has been a phenomenal addition to be able to have this perspective of firsthand, high-level, high-performing athletes to be able to lead our high-performance team. And the athletes are saying it as well. They’re saying, “We trust them; we feel confident in their decisions; we can relate to them” — all of those things that historically haven’t really happened before.

Then in terms of the athletes who are going to college and coming back to compete with USA Gymnastics – there are so many aspects that I think are great about this. One: It’s showing a lengthened career in a sport that historically has not been very long because it’s so demanding on the body. So that means that our athletes are physically healthier, as well, that they can train and compete at a high level for a longer period of time. It also means that they’re enjoying it more because they’re staying in the sport. From an emotional standpoint, they’re finding a lot more joy in the sport, and they’re talking about it, too. And we love the fact that they’re talking about it. We want them to talk about it, and we want them to have voices and feel open and free about sharing what they’re thinking about. I have to say I’ve been really enjoying seeing almost like — I’m not sure if I can go as far as a new era in the sport maybe — but just this evolution of the sport and the athletes changing in front of my eyes.

OHT: What do you consider now to still be the biggest challenge or obstacle for USAG?

Leung: There are a couple of big initiatives on the list. One is we want to build a training and wellness center where all of our disciplines will train under one roof. This is a long-term project, obviously, but my vision around it is that it will be the heart and hub of gymnastics in America. And while this is where national team athletes will ultimately train to some extent, it is going to be a welcoming place for athletes of all different disciplines and all different levels. We want it to be a place where young athletes can come through and see their role models training. We want this to be a place of education for our community and judges. We want to be able to run clinics there for all different levels. We just want this to be a gathering place of gymnastics and to be able to celebrate the sport there at the same time.

We’re also going to reset our foundation. There’s been the National Gymnastics Foundation, but we are going to reset it and basically be much more proactive on fundraising and development to grow the sport and also to raise more money for athletes in their training.

OHT: Turning to AAPI Heritage Month and being named to the 2023 Gold House A100 List (the A100 is named each May honoring 100 Asian Pacific leaders who made the greatest impact on culture and society over the past year). What did that honor mean to you?

Leung: It was such an incredible honor to be recognized by them, and my fellow honorees — when I read the list, I thought to myself, “I don’t belong.” There are some incredible names on that list. But again, I go back to what I said earlier: I owe this honor to a lot of the other people who work [at USAG]. I think the really important thing to recognize is that this was not done by just me. It was done by a lot of other people who are on staff and who aren’t getting the accolades or the recognition. But it was an incredible experience to be, and I’m very, very touched and honored to be on that list.

OHT: How do you identify within the Asian American Pacific Islander community? Did you embrace your heritage growing up and how has that shaped who you are today?

Leung: So I’ll tell you a story that I’ve mentioned to other people recently. I grew up in a town called Ridgewood in Bergen County, New Jersey, and most of my friends had blond hair and blue eyes. When I was growing up, I wanted the name “Nancy Smith,” and I wanted blue eyes. I wanted to fit in. As a kid, you always want to fit in. Then when you get older and wizen up a little bit, you realize that it’s okay and it’s good to be different, that you can use that to your advantage. And so upon growing up, I realized that it’s pretty special to be Asian American and there are benefits to being Asian American, and you should embrace the fact that you are different. In fact, I recently lectured to a women-in-sports-business class, and one of the questions they asked me was about impostor syndrome. I said the same thing that I’m saying to you now, which is absolutely embrace who you are. Absolutely embrace your differences, because those ultimately are embedded advantages to who you are and make you stand out from the rest of the crowd. So that’s my philosophy now.

OHT: Do you or your family have any traditions that are especially important to you?

Leung: I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a tradition, but in the Chinese culture, food is really important. Food is what brings people together. It’s a sign of respect, and that is the ultimate unifying language in a way. So when we do get together as a family, it’s really important for us to get together around a meal, because that’s when we share our stories. That’s when we connect with one another.

OHT: You might have just answered my next question, but I want to ask: What brings you joy about your heritage and culture?

Leung: It’s funny, I was actually at a conference last week and you were supposed to find someone you didn’t know in the conference and share a secret talent that you have. I shared that I can eat a lot more than most people think. Food is a really important part of our culture and in my upbringing and family.

OHT: Lastly, I wanted to ask, as we’ve seen an increase in hate-filled actions toward the AAPI community, what does supporting the AAPI community look like for you?

Leung: Well, I think kind of going back to my other answer, it’s just about embracing who you are and embracing your differences. I think part of it is being unafraid of it at the same time, which I know is really difficult. But if you’re going to truly embrace it, and then you can’t be afraid about embracing it at the same time.

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2023 Mizuho Americas Open: How to watch, who’s playing in inaugural LPGA event at Liberty National GC

Pajaree Anannarukarn of Thailand tees off on the eleventh hole during Day One of the HSBC Women's World Championship.
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The Statue of Liberty is the backdrop for this week’s inaugural Mizuho Americas Open at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey. The tournament boasts a theme of mentorship and education, and includes a girls’ 72-hole, modified Stableford tournament featuring 24 juniors to go along with the 72-hole stroke-play event for 120 LPGA professionals.

The field is led by seven of the top 10 players on the Rolex Rankings including world No. 1 Jin Young Ko, No. 3 Lydia Ko, No. 4 Lilia Vu and No. 5 Minjee Lee. Also teeing it up this week are the finalists from Sunday’s Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play, where Thailand’s Pajaree Anannarukarn captured her second LPGA title with a 3-and-1 victory over Japan’s Ayaka Furue.

Michelle Wie West is serving as the tournament host, and she’ll be on hand to welcome fellow Stanford alum Rose Zhang, who’s fresh off her second straight NCAA individual title and turned professional just last week. Zhang will have her first go at an LPGA prize purse, which tops out at $2.75 million this week with the winner taking home $412,500.

How to watch the 2023 Mizuho Americas Open

You can watch the 2023 Mizuho Americas Open on Golf Channel, Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Check out the complete TV and streaming schedule:

  • Thursday, June 1: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET, Golf Channel and Peacock
  • Friday, June 2: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET, Golf Channel and Peacock
  • Saturday, June 3: 5-8 p.m. ET, Golf Channel and Peacock
  • Sunday, June 4: 4:30-5 p.m. ET (streaming only on Peacock); 5-7:30 p.m. ET, Golf Channel and Peacock

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Who’s playing in the 2023 Mizuho Americas Open?

The 120-player field features seven of the top 10 players (and 16 of the top 25 player) on the Rolex Rankings:

  • No. 1 Jin Young Ko
  • No. 3 Lydia Ko
  • No. 4 Lilia Vu
  • No. 5 Minjee Lee
  • No. 6 Atthaya Thitikul
  • No. 8 Brooke Henderson
  • No. 9 Georgia Hall

Also in the field are 2023 winners Celine Boutier (LPGA Drive On Championship), Ruoning Yin (DIO Implant LA Open) and Grace Kim (LOTTE Championship), plus several sponsor exemptions including reigning NCAA individual champion Rose Zhang and her Stanford teammate Megha Ganne. Ganne, a native of Holmdel, N.J., finished T-21 at the recent NCAAs and is playing as an amateur. Joining them as an exemption is fellow Cardinal Mariah Stackhouse, who has conditional status on tour in 2023. Monday qualifiers include tour rookie Alexa Pano and Australia’s Sarah Jane Smith.

Among the notable juniors expected to play are 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur winner Anna Davis, 2022 U.S. Girls’ Junior winner Yana Wilson and 2022 U.S. Junior Girls’ runnerup Gianna Clemente. The 24 junior players were invited through their standings in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

What’s the format for the Mizuho Americas Open?

The professionals will play a 72-hole stroke-play competition, with a cut to the top 50 and ties after 36 holes. The 24 juniors will play a 72-hole, no-cut competition using the modified Stableford scoring format and a different yardage than the pros.

During the first two rounds, the AJGA players will all be paired together. During the final two rounds, one junior player will play with two LPGA pros with groupings based on scores. This unique format marks the first time the AJGA and LPGA have partnered to showcase junior and professional competitors playing together.

Stableford scoring refresher: “Stableford” is a scoring system that awards points for the number of strokes taken on each hole in relation to par, rather than simply counting strokes like in stroke play. Unlike in stroke play, where players want the lowest score, the goal in Stableford scoring is to have the highest score. Standard Stableford points values are:

  • 0 Points – Double bogey or worse (two strokes or more over par)
  • 1 Point – Bogey (one stroke over par)
  • 2 Points – Par
  • 3 Points – Birdie (one stroke under par)
  • 4 Points – Eagle (two strokes under par)
  • 5 Points – Albatross or double eagle (three strokes under par)
  • 6 Points – Condor (four strokes under par)

More about Liberty National Golf Club

Located on the shore of the Upper Bay of New York Harbor, Liberty National Golf Club was designed by Bob Cupp and Tom Kite and officially opened on July 4, 2006. After the course received mixed reviews following the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust in 2009, the course underwent a renovation led by Steve Wenzloff of PGA Tour Design Services. Of note, the course hosted an event during the PGA Tour Playoffs four times (2009, 2013, 2019 and 2021) as well as the 2017 Presidents Cup, where the U.S. defeated the Internationals 19-11 for the Americans’ seventh consecutive victory in the competition and its 10th straight win overall. For this week’s event, the course will play to a par of 72 with an unofficial scorecard yardage of 6,671 yards.

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