The 46th Women’s British Open begins this week in Muirfield, Scotland.
The AIG Women’s British Open 2022 takes place this week when the world’s best golfers travel to Gullane, East Lothian.
Organized by the R&A, the event is a major championship on the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour and this year’s event will be the 46th edition.
It will be held at Muirfield Golf Course, a historic first for the event at a club that has only been welcoming female members since 2017.
Here’s everything you need to know about the event, including how to watch and who’s attending:
When will the AIG Women’s Open 2022 take place?
The 46th Women’s British Open will be played from 4th to 7th August 2022.
It takes place at Muirfield Golf Links, home of the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers and a venue alternately used for the Men’s Open Championship.
It is the first time the course has hosted the event, with the club maintaining a women’s membership policy for three centuries until 2017.
How to watch the 2022 AIG Women’s Open on TV
Sky Sports will be covering all the action from Muirfield live from Thursday at 11am (BST).
The channel will be broadcast every four days on Sky Sports Main Event (channel 401) and Sky Sports Golf (channel 405).
AIG Women’s Open live stream
Sky customers can stream the action online via SkyGo, which can be accessed via a web browser or via the app, which can be downloaded from most major app stores.
Non-Sky customers can a NowTV Pass that allows them to stream either one day or the full four days of the event.
NowTV offers a variety of membership options, including day passes.
Who is participating in the AIG Women’s Open 2022?
The field will consist of 144 players, most of whom have earned their place through exceptions based on previous performances on the Ladies European Tour, the LPGA Tour, previous major championships or a high ranking in the women’s golf world rankings.
The rest of the field earned entry by successfully participating in qualifying tournaments open to all low handicap golfers, whether professional or amateur.
Anna Nordqvist is the defending champion who won at Carnoustie in 2021 and returns to defend her title.
The event has a prize pool of US$6.8 million (USD) up for grabs, with the winner taking home just over US$1 million.
Current betting odds for the 2022 AIG Women’s Open
New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, runner-up at the 2016 Women’s British Open, is joint favorite to win the pre-tournament trophy along with America’s Nelly Korda – both with a price of 11/1.
Hyo Joo Kim and Minjee Lee are next in the market at 12/1, followed by Brooke Henderson at 16/1.
Jin Young Ko, Georgia Hall and Atthaya Thitikul cost 18/1, followed by Lexi Thompson at 20/1.
Defending champion Anna Nordqvist is a 40/1 long shot.
*All odds correct at time of publication.