Sunday, July 9th, 2023


“Just completely unflappable today. She’s played like she’s been in this position a million times before.” – Morgan Pressel on Corpuz

“I said to her, ‘It’s a beautiful day. Enjoy it and have fun out there. This could be your day.’” – May Corpuz on her daughter Allisen Corpuz

“Allisen Corpuz better not wake up because she’s in dreamland.” – Tom Abbott

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 9, 2023 – NBC Sports presented final round coverage of the 78th U.S. Women’s Open Championship from Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif., on NBC and Peacock, capped by Live From the U.S. Women’s Open on GOLF Channel.

Allisen Corpuz notched her first career victory, defeating Charley Hull and Jiyai Shin by three strokes to become the first American in 20 years to get her first LPGA win at the U.S. Women’s Open.


U.S. Women’s Open – Final Leaderboard

Player Total
Allisen Corpuz -9
Charley Hull -6
Jiyai Shin -6
Nasa Hataoka -3
Bailey Tardy -3


ON ALLISEN CORPUZ (-9, Champion)

Morgan Pressel: “Just completely unflappable today. She’s played like she’s been in this position a million times before. I think back to when she played in the final group at the Chevron Championship this year and how much she must have learned from watching her friend, Lilia Vu, someone she played a ton of golf with growing up, win a major championship…I am so impressed with what we’ve seen…nothing has affected her.”

Corpuz’s mother May Corpuz to Kay Cockerill following the round on what she told her daughter on the first tee: “I said to her, ‘It’s a beautiful day. Enjoy it and have fun out there. This could be your day.’ And she gave me a big hug.”

May Corpuz on Allisen’s win: “It’s just unreal. Everything is unreal. She was really sick coming into this tournament and I said, ‘It’s okay to withdraw.’ And she said, ‘No, I’m going to try my best.’ And look, she won. I’m very grateful for everything.”

Corpuz’s father Marcos Corpuz to Cockerill following the round: “It’s been an exciting week. I’m very proud. She did it. That was her goal, to win a tournament…she really did it…it wasn’t nervewracking until the very last putt dropped. Then the emotions came up.”

Pressel: “I think back to the times that I’ve seen her in the past year or so in contention and she just has not really had it, especially with the putter…but today, the clutch putts on 14 and 15, those are the kinds of putts that win U.S. Opens.”

Tom Abbott: “Allisen Corpuz better not wake up because she’s in dreamland at the moment…for a player who has not been in this situation before…on the par-4’s, no one else was under par and she was 6-under. That comes down to approach play…when she could have put herself in trouble, it was the complete opposite. She was knocking shots in close and making it look easy.”

Pressel on 16-foot par putt on No. 12: “It shows how solid her ball-striking has been…what a time to make her longest putt of the week.”

Dan Hicks: “Allison Corpuz is doing the kinds of things you need to do to win on this track in this Championship.”

Cockerill: “She grew up in Kapolei, which is about 45 minutes outside of Honolulu…most of the courses in Hawaii are near the coast if not right on the coast, and she’s played a lot of golf here in California, so with that combination, it’s no wonder she’s feeling comfortable here.”

Cockerill on Corpuz’s pairing’s pace of play on No. 14: “After she hit her second shot walking up to this green, a rules official came by and told her she had a bad time on that second shot, which can be a little unsettling.”

Pressel on a potential one-stroke penalty for slow play: “It’s exceptionally unsettling on the back nine of a U.S. Open…I just couldn’t playing this back nine with that in the back of your mind.”


Pressel on Hull waiting more than 11 minutes between shots on the 14th hole: “For somebody like Charley who has talked about how easily she gets bored on the golf course…having that much time in between shots can be distracting.”

Pressel on Hull’s putting after birdie on No. 11: “She’s made 95 feet worth of putts through just the first 11 holes.”


Cockerill: “Nasa had never been here to Pebble Beach and she went to visit a friend in Dallas, so they went and played Pebble Beach on a golf simulator. She shot 3-under and just loved the course and couldn’t wait to get here. Even though it was a “fake” practice round, I think it helped her.”

Cockerill on Hataoka’s struggles down the stretch: “I keep thinking back at that third shot on the 14th…if she hits that close, she has a chance to get to -7 and keep within two of Allisen.”

Pressel: “The wind has gone out of her sails the last couple of holes since that bogey. Her swing has looked tired, she has made more unforced errors and when you get to that point, you feel like, ‘Ugh, that just might have been it, what cost me the championship.’ It’s a deflating feeling.”