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Muirfield 2022

2022 AIG Women's Open


All you need to know

Overview of the Muirfield golf course

In 2022, the AIG Women's Open heads to Muirfield for the first time, during a scintillating summer of golf.

You can find out everything you need here ahead of the Championship, as we answer some of the key questions ahead of the 46th playing of the most international major in women's golf.

How can I watch the Championship?

The AIG Women's Open is shown live around the world by our various broadcast partners, including on Sky Sports in the UK and NBC/Golf Channel in the USA. Sky Sports will also be showing full coverage on YouTube in the United Kingdom.

Check local listings for your own country's broadcast to watch all of the action.

How else can I follow the Championship?

The AIG Women's Open has extensive coverage and content across a number of channels. You can follow leaderboards, a dedicated live blog and get up-to-date news on the Championship throughout the event week on, as well as lots of other information in the build-up to the event.

To get excited beforehand, you can browse a collection of videos, including Official Films and tips and tricks, or watch last year's highlights on The R&A YouTube channel.

Additionally, the best place to stay right up to date with the Championship all year round is on our social media accounts. You can follow us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and TikTok, or search @aigwomensopen to find us on all channels.

What happened in the 2021 Championship?

In 2021, the AIG Women's Open was held at Carnoustie, and won by Anna Nordqvist in one of the most exciting finishes to a Championship in recent memory.

The Swedish star and now three-time Major Champion beat out a number of players to the title with a -12 score, including Nanna Koerstz Madsen, with whom Nordqvist was tied as the two played their final hole before an unfortunate double bogey left the Dane two adrift.

2018 Champion Georgia Hall finished second, one stroke behind Nordqvist, alongside US Solheim Cup star Lizette Salas and Swede Madelene Sagstrom.

Scottish amateur starlet Louise Duncan thrilled the crowds all week, finishing in a tie for 10th to claim the Smyth Salver for lowest amateur. You can view the final leaderboard here, and read our full Championship report that features in-depth highlights.

How do players qualify for the Championship?

Players can qualify for the Championship in 2022 through a variety of exemption categories, which you will be able to see here closer to the time.

Non-exempt players will also be able to qualify for the Championship through Pre-Qualifying and Final Qualifying. Pre-Qualifying was held at The Buckinghamshire on 11 July, and Final Qualifying will be held at North Berwick on 1 August. There will be 12 places available through Final Qualifying.

More information is available on qualifying here.

Who will be the leading contenders at Muirfield?

A number of the world’s leading players will be seeking to either break a Major duck, add to their Major haul or win golf’s most international Major for the first time.

Anna Nordqvist will be aiming to become the first player since Yani Tseng in 2011 to successfully defend her title, and only the fourth woman to do so in Championship history.

But the Swedish star will have plenty of competition at Muirfield. One of her main rivals at Carnoustie, Georgia Hall, will enter as one of the favourites, not least as the top home nations hopeful, having finished inside the top-three in three of the past five Championships, including a win in 2018.

Brooke Henderson is another player with trending form after winning the Evian Championship, while the world's top-three of Jin-Young Ko, Nelly Korda and Minjee Lee will all be expected to challenge. There are a huge contingent of young players who will be hoping to add their name to the AIG Women's Open trophy too, including Atthaya Thitikul, Yuka Saso and Patty Tavatanakit to name but a few, while established stars and former AIG Women's Open Champions such as Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis and indeed Nordqvist will be hoping to have their say.


Where will the AIG Women's Open be held in the future?

The R&A announced the next five venues for the AIG Women's Open in 2020, with Walton Heath set to host the 2023 Championship.

You can see all the future venues for the Championship here.