With Stacy Lewis, The 2013 Ricoh Women’s British Open champion, crowned last week at St. Andrews, the eyes of the women’s game will look forward to the 2014 Ricoh Women’s British Open at The Royal Birkdale Golf Club, which will host its sixth Women’s British Open on the 10th -13th July.
The Championship was first staged at Royal Birkdale back in 1982 when Marta Figueras-Dotti took home the coveted title. It returned in 1986 when England’s Laura Davies triumphed. Sophie Gustafson won in 2000 and five years later Korea’s Jeong Jang claimed her first professional victory by defeating Gustafson and another Korean, Young Kim, by four shots on 16-under par 272. In 2010 Yani Tseng, Number One on the Rolex Rankings, came out on top.
The celebrated club also has a rich heritage in hosting the most important golf tournaments in the world and, in addition to five Women’s British Opens, has also welcomed two Ryder Cups in 1965 and 1969 and nine Open championships, the last won by the popular Irishman, Padraig Harrington in 2008.
We look forward to what should be a great week of women’s golf!