The 41st Women’s British Open is underway at the Woburn Golf and Country Club in Milton Keynes, England. The British Open was added to the LPGA schedule in 1994 and became a major in 2001. For the first time Golf Channel and NBC will broadcast the event in US, while BBC Sport will cover it in UK for the last time.
Lydia Ko heads into the British Open as one of the favourites due to her spectacular recent run in the Major Championships. Since tied third in last year’s British Open the 19 year old, World No. 1 has won The Evian Championship, won The ANA Inspiration and finished tied-3rd in the US Women’s Open. She sees no reason why she cannot extent that run this week over the Marquess course at Woburn.
“Winning The Evian gave me a lot of confidence and then winning the ANA Inspiration and contending in the next two Majors built on that. It’s been a learning process” confirmed Ko. All the top ranked players of the world are playing this year but missing is the defending champion Inbee Park who pulled out last week suffering from an on-going thumb injury. Though we wanted to see her in the tournament this year, we wish her a quick and successful recovery so she can join us in the next Major Championship.
These are the stats of the top 10 players after the first day:
Position Nation Player Score Hole Total
1 THA ARIYA JUTANUGARN -7 F 65
2 USA STACY LEWIS -5 F 67
T3 ESP AZAHARA MUNOZ -4 F 68
T3 KOR SO YEON RYU -4 16 0
T5 ESP BEATRIZ RECARI -3 F 69
T5 KOR SEI YOUNG KIM -3 F 69
T5 TPE YANI TSENG -3 F 69
T5 TPE TERESA LU -3 17 0
T5 USA HANNAH O´SULLIVAN (AM) -3 15 0
T5 THA MORIYA JUTANUGARN -3 13 0
This is it for now. Stay tuned to see what happens tomorrow at Woburn and don’t forget to support you favorite player.