Golf News has teamed up with Toyo Tires, one of the leading partners of the AIG Women’s Open, to give away a whopping 20 pairs of tickets to attend any one day of the highlight of the women’s professional golf calendar in the UK.
Taking place from August 10-13 at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, the 72-hole stroke play tournament always attracts the cream of the women’s professional golf tours, with 144 players from all over the world set to compete for coveted trophy and share of the $7.5m prize fund..
South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai will be the defending champion after claiming her maiden major title in thrilling fashion at Muirfield last year, edging out In Gee Chun on the fourth hole of a sudden-death play-off after letting slip a five-shot lead entering the final round.
An elite band of just five women have claimed victory in the championship more than once – with Karrie Webb and Sherri Steinhauer having completed the treble, while Debbie Massey, Jiyai Shin and Yani Tseng have each won it twice, the latter having achieved the double most recently in 2011, so Buhai will have to be on top of her game if she is to repeat the feat of 12 months ago.
Last year’s champion will certainly face some stiff competition with the likes of world no.1 and 2, Jin Young Ko and Nelly Korda in attendance, while 2018 champion Georgina Hall will also be hoping that a return to English soil will provide the chance to win for a second time.
Buhai is also looking forward to competing in front of large crowds at Walton Heath after The R&A launched an enhanced fan experience that aims to attract new and diverse audiences to the Championship to enjoy women’s golf at the very highest level. For the first time, live music will feature at the Championship with global superstar Ellie Goulding, who currently has the number one song on the Official UK Top 40 Charts alongside Calvin Harris, headlining a pop concert for fans on Saturday, August 12 following the close of play.
In addition to the headline music act, the new festival Fan Village will deliver an engaging live programming schedule throughout the week that includes player appearances and interviews, live Q&As with inspiring women, documentary screenings, live podcast recordings and more live music.
Buhai continued: “We have always had really good crowds when we have come to the UK and the AIG Women’s Open has always been a really well supported championship, but bringing in off-course entertainment is going to attract more people, and perhaps encourage the younger generation to come and see what’s going on. Anything that makes it more fun is a fantastic way to attract new people into golf. It’s going to create some buzz around the championship and some new excitement.”
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Adult tickets for the AIG Women’s Open cost from £20 on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, with Saturday tickets, including entry to the Ellie Goulding concert, priced at £55. There is a £10 discount when booking a weekend bundle and a saving of £40 when booking a five-day ticket offering. Kids go free with a paying adult on all days except Saturday. For tickets, visit www.aigwomensopen.com.
To be in with a chance of winning one of the 38 pairs of tickets that Golf News and Toyo Tires have to give away, simply answer the question below and email [email protected] with the subject line ‘AIG Women’s Open Ticket Competition’. The winners will be selected at random and have the option to choose a day of their choice to attend between August 10-13. The closing date for entries is July 20, 2023.
QUESTION: Who was the last player to record a second win at the AIG Women’s Open?
- Karrie Webb
- Ashley Buhai
- Yani Tseng