Tradition and prestige at the Women’s British Open

The majority of the LPGA players had a week-off to prep for the fourth major of the season as the second edition of the UL International Crown was held at Merit Club just outside Chicago, Illinois, last week. This week the Tour will travel to England and will make their way to Milton Keynes, home of the 2016 Ricoh Women’s British Open. The 40th edition of the championship will be hosted at the Woburn Golf & Country Club July 28th thru the 31st and will have a $3 million purse.

Look back to the 2015 British Open

South Korea Inbee Park came on to scene and showed us just a sight of her talent. The same talent that everyone is used to seeing from her and that once led her to the highest-ranked position in women’s golf. When everything pointed to another surprising major, 27-year-old Park started Sunday’s round three shot-back from the lead but signed a final round of 65-shots to earn the seventh major title of her career.

After Park’s win, the LPGA stated that her achievement would be recognized as Career Grand Slam even though she hasn’t won all the possible majors to win in women’s golf. Inbee has yet to win the Evian Championship and will have another chance at it this September in France.

The course

The Woburn Golf Club is home to three high-class courses being the Marquess’ course the chosen one to host the 144-player field during the Ricoh Women’s British Open. The landscape was designed and developed by Ross McMurray, Clive Clark, Peter Alliss and Alex Hay, opening its doors for play in 2000.

The Marquees’ course features wider fairways than the Duke’s and the Duchess courses. The 16-year old layout displays undulating land and park-like trees with oak, yew, chestnut, rowan and beech variations. For the championship the course will be set up at 6,976 yards and as par 72 but can usually play well over 7,000 yards from the blue tees.

LPGA World Top Picks

  1. Stacy Lewis
  2. Charley Hull
  3. Anna Nordqvist
  4. Melissa Reid
  5. Sei Young Kim

Weather Forecast

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T.V. Coverage

July 28 Golf Channel (ET) 4:30 – 7:30 a.m.
July 28 Golf Channel (ET) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
July 29 Golf Channel (ET) 4:30 – 7:30 a.m.
July 29 Golf Channel (ET) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
July 30 Golf Channel (ET) 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
July 31 Golf Channel (ET) 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

July 30 NBC (ET) 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
July 31 NBC (ET) 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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