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The 2023 AIG Women's Open will be held at Walton Heath, London from 9-13 August, marking the 47th playing of the event and the 23rd as a Major Championship.

South Africa's Ashleigh Buhai will be the defending Champion after claiming her maiden major title in thrilling fashion at Muirfield last year, edging out In Gee Chun on the fourth hole of a sudden-death play-off completed in fading light.

Watch the Official Film of the 2022 Championship here.

Ashleigh Buhai, the winner of the 2022 AIG Women

Past Champions

From Jenny Lee Smith in 1976 to Ashleigh Buhai in 2022, 39 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).

You can view the AIG Women's Open roll of honour at the foot of this page. Will a new winner be crowned at Walton Heath in 2023?

Georgia Hall, the 2018 AIG Women
History and Records

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


How It Works

If you're new to the world of major championships, here's a quick breakdown of all you need to know.

The AIG Women’s Open is one of five majors in the women’s game.

The 2023 edition will be contested by 144 of the best golfers in the world, with the Championship taking place from 9-13 August at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, just outside London.

The player who shoots the lowest score over 72 holes will be crowned the AIG Women's Open Champion, with a play-off taking place if two or more golfers finish on the same total.

Alison Lee

Qualifying Process

Players can qualify for the AIG Women’s Open through a variety of exemption categories. These will be published closer to the event.

Non-exempt players will also be able to qualify for the Championship through Pre-Qualifying and Final Qualifying. Pre-Qualifying will be played across 18 holes at The Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham on Monday 17 July.

Final Qualifying will take place at Hankley Common in Surrey on Monday 7 August, where after 18 holes a minimum of three golfers will earn a place in the AIG Women’s Open.

Views of a sea of gorse at Hankley Common

Contact Us

Still want to know more? To discuss your experience or booking at the AIG Women's Open, contact us today:

Ticketing Enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)1334 460010

Hospitality Enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)1334 460090

The AIG Women


“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


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

Year Champion Nationality Venue Score
2022 Ashleigh Buhai South Africa Muirfield  274 
2021 Anna Nordqvist Sweden Carnoustie (2) 276
2020 Sophia Popov Germany Royal Troon 277
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 (2) South Korea Royal Liverpool 279
2011 Yani Tseng (2) Chinese Taipei Carnoustie 272
2010 Yani Tseng Chinese Taipei 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 Championship 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