AIG Women's Open - Everything you need to know for week at Muirfield

Once a men-only golf club until 2017, Muirfield is ready to host the AIG Women's Open which will see a stellar field tee it up at the East Lothian links.

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Wed, 3 Aug 2022
AIG Women's Open - Everything you need to know for week at Muirfield

Much like in the men's game, the AIG Women's Open is the final major championship of the year and it will be hosted by Muirfield in East Lothian. 

Until 2017, Muirfield was a men-only club and it was taken from the men's Open Championship rota. After the initial ballot failed to find the two-thirds majority needed to allow women's members, Muirfield overturned this in a second ballot.

The famous links has hosted The Open Championship on 16 occasions, most recently in 2013 when Phil Mickelson won his first and only Claret Jug and his fifth major title.

Muirfield has been blessed with a huge depth of talent at the AIG Women's Open in 2022. 11 past champions are playing this week such as Georgia Hall, Laura Davies and Catriona Matthew.

18 players in the top 20 in the world are competing and 14 of these players already have major trophies on their record. Also, clear pathways have been forged by The R&A to allow a host of top amateur golfers to play for the Claret Jug.

Round 1 and Round 2 tee times and groups:

Round 1

6.30am Catriona Matthew, Sophia Schubert, Louise Duncan

6.41am Adita Ashok, Angela Stanford, Whitney Hillier

6.52am Lilia Vu, Maja Stark, Chella Choi

7.03am Xiyu Janet Lin, Miyuu Yamashita, Mizuki Hashimoto

7.14am Madelene Sagstrom, Megan Khang, A Lim Kim

7.25am Sophia Popov, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Savannah De Bock

7.36am Inbee Park, Hinako Shibuno, Jennifer Kupcho

7.47am Atthaya Thitikul, Brooke Henderson, Lexi Thompson

7.58am Georgia Hall, In Gee Chun, Jessica Korda

8.09am Hannah Green, Ayaka Furue, Jeongeun Lee

8.20am Ariya Jutanugarn, Hyo Joo Kim, Rose Zhang

8.31am Eun Hee Ji, Ryann O’Toole, Pajaree Anannarukarn

8.37am Soyeon Ryu, Brittany Altomare, Caroline Masson

8.58am Sayaka Takahashi, Ashleigh Buhai, Cheyenne Knight

9.09am Andrea Lee, Angel Yin, Sung Hyun Park

9.20am Jenny Shin, Saiki Fujita, Johanna Gustavsson

9.31am Steph Kyriacou, Albane Valenzuela, Emma Talley

9.42am Yealimi Noh, Emily Kristine Pedersen, Jasmine Suwannapura

9.53am Amy Olson, Leonie Harm, Alice Hewson

10.04am Wichanee Meechai, Manon de Roey, Jennifer Chang

10.15am Su Oh, Jeongeun Lee, Olivia Cowan

10.26am Lydia Hall, Morgane Metraux, Chanettee Wannasaen

10.37am Lee-Anne Pace, Ana Pelaez Trivino, Meghan Maclaren

10.48am Nicole Broch Estrup, Janie Jackson, Casandra Alexander

11.10am Becky Brewerton, Lindsey Weaver-Wright, Gemma Dryburgh

11.21am Gaby Lopez, Bronte Law, Valery Plata

11.32am Moriya Jutanugarn, Mel Reid, Ingrid Lindblad

11.43am Laura Davies, Linn Grant, Jess Baker

11.54am Hye-jin Choi, Carlota Ciganda, Lizette Salas

12.05pm Celine Boutier, Mina Harigae, Yuna Nishimura

12.16pm Mao Saigo, Charley Hull, Marina Alex

12.27pm Lydia Ko, Nasa Hataoka, Leona Maguire

12.38pm Jin Young Ko, Minjee Lee, Nelly Korda

12.49pm Anna Nordqvist, Patty Tavatanakit, Yuka Saso

1.00pm Stacy Lewis, Sei Young Kim, Anna Davis

1.11pm Ally Ewing, Pia Babnik, Na Rin An

1.27pm In Kyung Kim, Matilda Castren, Caley McGinty

1.38pm Amy Yang, Alison Lee, Minami Katsu

1.49pm Mo Martin, Sarah Schmelzel, Stephanie Meadow

2.00pm Kotone Hori, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Annie Park

2.11pm Jung Min Hong, Lauren Stephenson, Maude-Aimee Leblanc

2.22pm Wei-ling Hsu, Esther Henseleit, Allisen Corpuz

2.33pm Perrine Delacour, Kelly Tan, Sanna Nuutinen

2.44pm Paula Reto, Magdalena Simmermacher, Liz Young

2.55pm Lauren Coughlin, Pei Yun Chien, Diksha Dagar

3.06pm Marianne Skarpnord, Celine Herbin, Michele Thomson

3.17pm Tiia Koivisto, Jana Melichova, Hayley Davis

3.28pm Carmen Alonso, Ursula Wikstrom, Mariajo Uribe

Round 2

6.30am Becky Brewerton, Lindsey Weaver-Wright, Gemma Dryburgh

6.41am Gaby Lopez, Bronte Law, Valery Plata

6.52am Ariya Jutanugarn, Hyo Joo Kim, Rose Zhang

7.03am Laura Davies, Linn Grant, Jess Baker

7.14am Hye-jin Choi, Carlota Ciganda, Lizette Salas

7.25am Celine Boutier, Mina Harigae, Yuna Nishimura

7.36am Mao Saigo, Charley Hull, Marina Alex

7.47am Lydia Ko, Nasa Hataoka, Leona Maguire

7.58am Jin Young Ko, Minjee Lee, Nelly Korda

8.09am Anna Nordqvist, Patty Tavatanakit, Yuka Saso

8.20am Stacy Lewis, Sei Young Kim, Anna Davis

8.31am Ally Ewing, Pia Babnik, Na Rin An

8.47am In Kyung Kim, Matilda Castren, Caley McGinty

8.58am Amy Yang, Alison Lee, Minami Katsu

9.09am Mo Martin, Sarah Schmelzel, Stephanie Meadow

9.20am Kotone Hori, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Annie Park

9.31am Jung Min Hong, Lauren Stephenson, Maude-Aimee Leblanc

9.42am Wei-ling Hsu, Esther Henseleit, Allisen Corpuz

9.53am Perrine Delacour, Kelly Tan, Sanna Nuutinen

10.04am Paula Reto, Magdalena Simmermacher, Liz Young

10.15am Lauren Coughlin, Pei Yun Chien, Diksha Dagar

10.26am Marianne Skarpnord, Celine Herbin, Michele Thomson

10.37am Tiia Koivisto, Jana Melichova, Hayley Davis

10.48am Carmen Alonso, Ursula Wikstrom, Mariajo Uribe

11.10am Catriona Matthew, Sophia Schubert, Louise Duncan

11.21am Adita Ashok, Angela Stanford, Whitney Hillier

11.32am Lilia Vu, Maja Stark, Chella Choi

11.43am Xiyu Janet Lin, Miyuu Yamashita, Mizuki Hashimoto

11.54am Madelene Sagstrom, Megan Khang, A Lim Kim

12.05pm Sophia Popov, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Savannah De Bock

12.16pm Inbee Park, Hinako Shibuno, Jennifer Kupcho

12.27pm Atthaya Thitikul, Brooke Henderson, Lexi Thompson

12.38pm Georgia Hall, In Gee Chun, Jessica Korda

12.49pm Hannah Green, Ayaka Furue, Jeongeun Lee

1.00pm Ariya Jutanugarn, Hyo Joo Kim, Rose Zhang

1.11pm Eun Hee Ji, Ryann O’Toole, Pajaree Anannarukarn

1.27pm Soyeon Ryu, Brittany Altomare, Caroline Masson

1.38pm Sayaka Takahashi, Ashleigh Buhai, Cheyenne Knight

1.49pm Andrea Lee, Angel Yin, Sung Hyun Park

2.00pm Jenny Shin, Saiki Fujita, Johanna Gustavsson

2.11pm Steph Kyriacou, Albane Valenzuela, Emma Talley

2.22pm Yealimi Noh, Emily Kristine Pedersen, Jasmine Suwannapura

2.33pm Amy Olson, Leonie Harm, Alice Hewson

2.44pm Wichanee Meechai, Manon de Roey, Jennifer Chang

2.55pm Su Oh, Jeongeun Lee, Olivia Cowan

3.06pm Lydia Hall, Morgane Metraux, Chanettee Wannasaen

3.17pm Lee-Anne Pace, Ana Pelaez Trivino, Meghan Maclaren

3.28pm Nicole Broch Estrup, Janie Jackson, Casandra Alexander

Defending champion: Anna Nordqvist (2021, Carnoustie)

 

How much will the AIG Women's Open champion win this week?

The winner of the fifth and final major of the women's golfing calendar will win a record $1,095,000. The record total prize fund stands at $7.3 million which is an increase of over 25% from 2021.

With strong support from AIG, the event's prize fund has grown by 125% since 2018 when the purse stood at $3.25 million. This increased to $4.5 million in 2019 when The R&A teamed up with AIG.

Here is the AIG Women's Open prize fund:

PlaceUSD Place       USD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
1,095,000
720,028
521,498
402,734
323,565
264,183
220,638
192,929
173,135
157,299
145,419
135,522
126,813
118,898
111,771
105,438
99,899
95,147
91,190
88,019
84,857
81,686
78,524
75,353
72,584
69,815
67,037
64,268
61,499
59,123
56,747
54,371
51,995
49,619
47,645
45,662
43,687
41,705
 
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
39,722
38,141
36,560
34,978
33,389
31,808
30,620
29,432
28,244
27,056
25,868
24,680
23,893
23,099
22,304
21,517
20,723
19,928
19,142
18,347
17,560
16,766
16,372
15,971
15,578
15,184
14,783
14,390
13,996
13,595
13,202
12,808
9,559
9,338
9,117
8,896
8,675
8,454

How much is a ticket for the AIG Women's Open?

Tickets for this week's event can be found at aigwomensopen.com. Adult tickets start from £35 with children aged under 16 admitted free of charge.

Spectators aged between 16 and 24 years old can purchase youth tickets starting at £17.50. A £5 Mastercard discount is available once per spectator.