SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Women's Open is coming back to California for the first time in more than 30 years.
The U.S. Golf Association is set to announce Wednesday that CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif. has been awarded the 2016 championship. The tournament will take place from July 7-10 that year.
It will mark only the third time the event will be held in California. It also was played at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista in 1964 and Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento in 1982.
Returning to California also gives the event a later start time on the East Coast, which means a coveted primetime audience for television. The tournament hasn't been played in the Pacific time zone since 2003, when it was held at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon.