AIG Women

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History

The 2020 AIG Women's Open, to be held at Royal Troon, will mark the 20th playing of the event as a major on the women's circuit, and the 44th playing overall.

However, those statistics do not tell the whole story of one of the most cherished events in the world of golf.

First played at Fulford in York in 1976, after morphing from the Ladies Amateur Stroke Play Championship to include professional players, the event has quickly grown to become the most international major in women's golf and one of the most prestigious.

The champions list of the AIG Women's Open is a who's who of great golfers in modern times, with each player winning on an array of well known courses that are much loved around the world.

The tournament is played over all types of British golf courses, from parkland and heathland layouts to traditional links venues. The previous year's event was at the Woburn Marquess, a parkland course, while this year the tournament will be held at Royal Troon, a true links course. 

Since 1979, the Smyth Salver has been awarded to the lowest scoring amateur player returning a score for 72 holes. Like the list of champions, the Smyth Salver has a high profile list of winners, including Michelle Wie, Anna Nordqvist, Lydia Ko, Danielle Kang and the 2018 AIG Women's Open champion Georgia Hall.

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Quotes

“The AIG Women's Open was always a special event, and just to play in it was special” Karrie Webb
“As a British person, the AIG Women's Open is without a doubt the one you want to win” Catriona Matthew
“I would love to win more AIG Women's Opens, it's still my favourite major by far” GeorgiA Hall

Winners

History of AIG Women's Open Champions
*Brackets () indicate number of times won or hosted

Year         

Champion                                  

Nationality                       

Venue                                                                                     

Score

2019

Hinako Shibuno

Japan  

Woburn, Marquess Course (2)

270

2018

Georgia Hall

England

Royal Lytham & St Annes (5)

271

2017

In-Kyung Kim

South Korea

Kingsbarns

270

2016

Ariya Jutanugarn

Thailand

Woburn, Marquess Course

272

2015

Inbee Park

South Korea

Turnberry Ailsa (2)

276

2014

Mo Martin

United States

Royal Birkdale (6)

287

2013

Stacy Lewis

United States

St Andrews (2)

280

2012

Jiyai Shin

South Korea

Royal Liverpool

279

2011

Yani Tseng (2)

Taiwan

Carnoustie

272

2010

Yani Tseng

Taiwan

Royal Birkdale (5)

277

2009

Catriona Matthew

Scotland

Royal Lytham & St Annes (4)

285

2008

Jiyai Shin

South Korea

Sunningdale (4)

270

2007

Lorena Ochoa

Mexico

St Andrews

287

2006

Sherri Steinhauer (3)

United States

Royal Lytham & St Annes (3)

281

2005

Jeong Jang

South Korea

Royal Birkdale (4)

272

2004

Karen Stupples

England

Sunningdale (3)

269

2003

Annika Sörenstam

Sweden

Royal Lytham & St Annes (2)

278

2002

Karrie Webb (3)

Australia

Turnberry Ailsa

273

2001

Se Ri Pak

South Korea

Sunningdale (2)

277

2000

Sophie Gustafson

Sweden

Royal Birkdale (3)

282

1999

Sherri Steinhauer (2)

United States

Woburn, Duke's Course (9)

283

1998

Sherri Steinhauer

United States

Royal Lytham & St Annes

292

1997

Karrie Webb (2)

Australia

Sunningdale

269

1996

Emilee Klein

United States

Woburn, Duke's Course (8)

277

1995

Karrie Webb

Australia

Woburn, Duke's Course (7)

278

1994

Liselotte Neumann

Sweden

Woburn, Duke's Course (6)

280

1993

Karen Lunn

Australia

Woburn, Duke's Course (5)

275

1992

Patty Sheehan

United States

Woburn, Duke's Course (4)

207

1991

Penny Grice-Whittaker

England

Woburn, Duke's Course (3)

284

1990

Helen Alfredsson

Sweden

Woburn, Duke's Course (2)

288

1989

Jane Geddes

United States

Ferndown

274

1988

Corinne Dibnah

Australia

Lindrick (2)

295

1987

Alison Nicholas

England

St Mellion

296

1986

Laura Davies

England

Royal Birkdale (2)

283

1985

Betsy King

United States

Moor Park

300

1984

Ayako Okamoto

Japan

Woburn, Duke's Course

289

1983

No Tournament

N/A

N/A

N/A

1982

Marta Figueras-Dotti (a)

Spain

Royal Birkdale

296

1981

Debbie Massey (2)

United States

Northumberland

295

1980

Debbie Massey

United States

Wentworth

294

1979

Alison Sheard

South Africa

Southport & Ainsdale

301

1978

Janet Melville (a)

England

Foxhills

310

1977

Vivien Saunders

England

Lindrick

306

1976

Jenny Lee Smith (a)

England

Fulford

299