After an exciting four days of action at Royal Birkdale for the RICOH Women’s British Open 2010 where Yani Tseng captured the title, Scotland can now proudly wave the flag as the host of the 2011 edition at Carnoustie.
From 28-31 July 2011, the world’s top female golfers will tee-up at one of the ‘home of golf’s’ most famous courses and battle it out for a share of the US$2.5million up for grabs. Catriona Matthew was victorious in 2009 though failed to make through the tough weather conditions and bowed out at the halfway point this year. Local fans will be hoping she performs on home soil alongside fellow Scot Janice Moodie who fared better at Royal Birkdale and tied for 55th position.
Recent winner of the US Women’s Open, Paula Creamer, has already given her thoughts on coming to Scotland next year. “This is great news, though Carnoustie will be quite daunting but I am already looking forward to the challenge”, said the current World number seven (as of 26 July) who closed the weekend with a 72 and a share of 21st place.
This will be the first time that the RICOH Women’s British Open will be contested over the famous links course at Carnoustie which hosted the Senior Open Championship this year and has hosted The Open Championship on seven occasions.
Women’s golf blends a wonderful mix of skill, flare and passion that will be enjoyed by all golf enthusiasts. The growth of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in the past decade shows how hard they are working to showcase the product and attract big name sponsors and media interest around the globe.
Scotland has a history as one of the finest places to stage marquee golf events and this will be no exception. EventScotland are proud to be supporting one of the four majors and look forward to welcoming the stars of the LPGA when they land on our shores next year.