Day 1 of the action from Kingsbarns Golf Links where the world’s best golfers are set to compete on Scotland’s east coast for the title of 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open champion. Tickets are available.
This year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open is set to be the most exciting yet with all of the top 20 on the Official Rolex World Rankings confirmed in the field for the 41st Championship as it makes its debut appearance at the iconic Kingsbarns Golf Links between the 3rd and 6th August.
Defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn will face the challenge of five former Ricoh Women’s British Open Champions, 24 Major Champions and 22 Solheim Cup players with 78 appearances between them.
Known to be the most international of the Majors, there are over 23 nationalities represented in the field. Japanese crowd favourite and former world number one, Ai Miyazato, has been offered a special exemption by the Championship Committee having declared this is her final year of competition.
With Miyazato joining the field there will be eight players in St Andrews who have held the coveted number one spot on the Rolex Ranking; Cristie Kerr, Yani Tseng, Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn and the current incumbent, So Yeon Ryu.
Ricoh Ambassador and the UK’s highest-ranked player in the field, Charley Hull said, “Everybody is buzzing about playing at Kingsbarns for the first time and also returning to St Andrews. I am not surprised it’s attracted such an awesome field with all of the top-ranked players entered as it is the one that everyone dreams of winning.”
Scottish Number One, Catriona Matthew, added, “As a proud Scot, I always feel the Ricoh Women’s British Open is that extra bit special when it is hosted in Scotland and I know the new venue on the rota this year will be well received by the players. Kingsbarns is going to provide a stern test of links golf while also showcasing the amazing beauty of the Home of Golf.”
The 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open is is a great opportunity to watch the world’s best women players showcasing their talents over four days on the Kingsbarns links. This is the full list of the players taking part, along with daily tee times via the ‘Tee Times’ link.
Tickets in advance are available online via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.
Tickets on the day are available on the gate.