The Malaysian ladies' number one has thrown her name into the hat for the qualifying tournament on May 10 at Morris County Golf Club in New Jersey, where she will attempt to earn a spot in next month's 77th US Women's at Pine Needles in North Carolina. If she makes it through, this will be Kelly's fifth US Women's Open and 21st Major appearance.
While she has enjoyed a solid start to her 2022 LPGA Tour campaign with just one missed cut in seven events, Kelly noted that the results have not really reflected her play.
"I’ve been playing so well this pass stretch, though the results haven’t really shown. It has been very steady golf. I just need to put a couple of pieces of the puzzle together and I feel like I’m so close to something special," said Kelly, who is in 79th spot on the LPGA Tour's Race To CME Globe rankings.
"My putting hasn’t been up to my expectations, but I’ve also been playing on Poa Annua greens and they can get pretty bumpy especially later in the day. My stroke feels great and I know they’ll start falling for me soon," added the 28-year-old.