The Ricoh Women’s British Open is one of the golfing highlights of the sporting calendar with the 41st Championship making its debut appearance at the iconic Kingsbarns Golf Links, Scotland.
Since 2001 Kingsbarns has co-hosted the European Tour’s Dunhill Links Championship along with the Old Course at St Andrews and Carnoustie however this year will mark it’s first hosting of a major of any kind over four memorable days from the 3rd – 6th August.
As one of only two women Major’s played outside the US, the Ricoh Women’s British Open is the most international field of the year with the 2016 line-up boasting players from 30 different nations, including 17 of the world’s top 20 on the Rolex Rankings.
The field for 2017 will be equally as strong and will include the likes of reigning champion Ariya Jutanugarn, the youngest ever world No. 1, Lydia Ko, Americans Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer as well as past champions Inbee Park, Yani Tseng and Mo Martin and UK favourites Charley Hull and Catriona Matthew amongst others.
Along with the superb golf on show at Kingsbarns, spectators will find the perfect opportunity to relax and savour the atmosphere when not out on the course; the Championship Village will host a number of exhibition and retail units, interactive activities and public catering facilities for the whole family to enjoy.
The 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open is all set to be another fantastic tournament so please take the opportunity to watch the world’s best women players showcasing their talents when the Championship gets under way on Thursday 3rd August.
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