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About the AIG Women's Open

The Championship

The AIG Women’s Open is an annual golf championship staged in the UK. It is one of the five most prestigious tournaments in women's golf.

It was first staged at Fulford Golf Club in York in 1976, when Jenny Lee Smith triumphed.

Lilia Vu celebrates her winning putt at the 2023 AIG Women

How it works

The world's best golfers compete over four days to be crowned the AIG Women’s Open champion.

Each golfer plays 18 holes on four consecutive days (Thursday to Sunday).

The golfer who completes their 72 holes in the fewest shots will be declared the winner. A play-off will take place if two or more players are tied on the same score.

Celine Boutier
History and Records

Explore a list of records and winners over the AIG Women's Open's illustrious history.


Prize fund

The prize fund for the AIG Women’s Open has increased significantly since AIG became the title sponsor in 2019.

The total prize fund for the 2023 Championship at Walton Heath was $9m, a 23% increase on 2022.

Lilia Vu, the 2023 champion, picked up $1.35m.

Lilia Vu speaks at a press conference after winning the AIG Women


“The best crowd I've ever played [in front of] in my life."” Lilia Vu
“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

Qualifying Process

Players can qualify for the AIG Women’s Open through a variety of exemption categories, which are listed here.

Non-exempt players will also be able to qualify for the Championship through Pre-Qualifying and Final Qualifying.

Qualification entries are now being accepted, and will stay open until Thursday 11 July.

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Enter Qualifying

Entries are being accepted for Pre-Qualifying and Final Qualifying for St Andrews 2024


The major landscape

The AIG Women’s Open is one of five major championships in the women’s game and is traditionally the final one to be staged each year.

The other four majors are:

Spectators watch on as home favourite Charley Hull putts at Walton Heath during the AIG Women

St Andrews, 2024

The 2024 AIG Women's Open will be held at St Andrews' Old Course in Scotland, from 21-25 August, marking the 48th playing of the event and the 24th as a major championship.


The Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews

Past Champions

From Jenny Lee Smith in 1976 to Lilia Vu in 2023, 40 different golfers have won the AIG Women’s Open.

An elite band of just five women have claimed victory in the Championship more than once – Karrie Webb, Sherri Steinhauer (3), Debbie Massey, Jiyai Shin and Yani Tseng (2). 

Hinako Shibuno celebrates her AIG Women

Future venues

2025: Royal Porthcawl

2026: Royal Lytham & St Annes

Royal Lytham & St Annes

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Charley Hull begins her final round at the 2023 AIG Women