Golfer Will Play US Women's Open 30 Weeks Pregnant

It will be Amy Olson's last golf tournament before giving birth
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2023 2:30 AM CDT
At 7 Months Pregnant, She'll Play in US Women's Open
Amy Olson hits out of a bunker on the 13th hole during the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Friday, June 9, 2023, in Galloway, NJ.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

LPGA golfer Amy Olson will play in the US Women's Open this weekend while seven months pregnant—and it's not even her first time playing in a women's golf major while pregnant. She qualified for the US Women's Open during an event in Minnesota in May at which she golfed 6-under par and earned medalist honors while six months pregnant, USA Today reports. "It's one of those memories I'll talk about forever," Olson, who turns 31 next week, tells Golfweek. She noted it's "really cool" that the tournament is being held, for the first time, at the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links in northern California. "The fact that there will be two of us walking down the fairway together, that's pretty awesome." It will be her last tournament before the baby arrives in September.

Olson noted she's had to change her swing a bit so her right arm doesn't run into her belly during the follow-through. "Getting bigger every day," she tells InForum. "I've noticed it a lot in the last two weeks like, OK, we are definitely changing rapidly. Just counting down the days because that's the only direction that it's going." Other women have golfed at major events while pregnant, including Stacy Lewis, who was four months pregnant when she competed in the 2018 US Women's Open. (More US Women's Open stories.)

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