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AIG Women's Open | Carnoustie 2021

The R&A has announced that a revised pre-qualifying format will be used for the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Select events on the Ladies’ European Tour Access Series and Rose Ladies Series have been awarded a minimum of six places into Final Qualifying, for those not otherwise exempt.  

These exemptions will replace the traditional AIG Women’s Open pre-qualifying event, which was due to take place at Sandy Lodge on Monday 12 July. 

Read more on pre-qualifying in the tab above, as well as final-qualifying which will be held at Panmure on 16 August.

The full list of exemption categories into the AIG Women’s Open and AIG Women’s Open Final Qualifying can be found in the above Exemptions tab. Entries will open on Friday 21 May and will close on Thursday 15 July at 11.59pm. You can find the entry form here.

The AIG Women’s Open will take place from 16-22 August 2021 at Carnoustie, with tickets now on sale here. The Championship will follow government guidance in relation to spectator attendance.  

Panmure will host Final Qualifying for the 2021 AIG Women's Open at Carnoustie.

Fewer than three miles from Carnoustie, Panmure will host Final Qualifying for the 2021 AIG Women's Open on Monday 16 August 2021.

Panmure, which neighbours the famed Carnoustie Golf Links, has a rich history, and just recently hosted The Girls Amateur Championship in 2019, won by Slovenia's Pia Babnik.

The club is also well known for hosting Ben Hogan for two weeks prior to The 82nd Open Championship in 1953 at Carnoustie, where he would play, and win, his only Open. 

Beauty shot of Panmure Golf Club

Panmure will host Final Qualifying on August 16

A minimum of three places into the AIG Women’s Open will be on offer during Final Qualifying.

Entries will open on Friday 21 May and will close on Thursday 15 July at 11.59pm.

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“Carnoustie is definitely one of the best venues in the world. It’s fantastic and it all depends what the weather does, but especially the last three or four holes definitely can be interesting.” Georgia Hall

The R&A has announced that a revised pre-qualifying format will be used for the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Select events on the Ladies’ European Tour Access Series and Rose Ladies Series have been awarded a minimum of six places into Final Qualifying, for those not otherwise exempt.

The Santander Golf Tour Zaragoza on the LET Access Series will provide a pathway for players to earn passage to the next stage of qualifying when it is played from 22-24 July at Real Club De Golf La Penaza.

The Rose Ladies Series event at JCB Golf & Country Club on 5 August will also give players an opportunity, with the field size increasing to accommodate amateur entries from players with a handicap of 0.4 or better.

These exemptions will replace the traditional AIG Women’s Open pre-qualifying event, which was due to take place at Sandy Lodge on Monday 12 July.

The successful players will join other exempt players at Final Qualifying which will be played at Panmure on Monday 16 August.

“Competing in a major championship is real dream for all golfers. We believe that these changes to pre-qualifying will ensure that those golfers aiming to play in the AIG Women’s Open this year will have the opportunity to achieve their goal.” Zoe Ridgway - Tournament Director, AIG Women’s Open
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Exemption Categories into Final Qualifying for the AIG Women's Open

6 a)

First 30 and anyone tying for 30th place in the 2020 AIG Women’s Open Championship at Royal Troon.

6 b)

The top 85 players from the 2021 LET Order of Merit as at Monday 12 July 2021.

6 c)

The top 120 players from the LPGA Money List on completion of the 2021 Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana.

6 d)

All playing members of the 2019 Solheim Cup teams.

6 e)

The top 25 players from the 2021 JLPGA Money List on completion of the 2021 JLPGA Earth Mondahmin Cup.

6 f)

The top 10 players from the 2021 KLPGA Money List as at Monday 12 July 2021.

6 g)

The 2019 & 2021 R&A Girls’ Amateur Champions, provided they are still amateurs at the time of and throughout the Championship.

6 h)

All playing members of the 2021 Vagliano Trophy teams, provided that each golfer is still an amateur at the time of and throughout the Championship

6 i)

The leading 10 Women’s WAGRTM ranked players, not already exempt as at WAGRTM Week 26, provided that each golfer is still an amateur at the time of and throughout the Championship.

6 j)

The 2021 Women’s Amateur runner-up, provided she is still an amateur at the time of and throughout the Championship.

6 k)

The 2021 European Ladies’ Amateur Championship runner-up, provided she is still an amateur at the time of and throughout the Championship.

6 l)

The 2021 US Women’s Amateur runner-up, provided she is still an amateur at the time of and throughout the Championship.

6 m)

The top 3 in the 2021 Women’s PGA Professional Championship.

6 n)

The Bronze and Silver medallists at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

6 o)

A minimum of the top 6 players, not already exempt, from the LETAS Santander Golf Tour Zaragoza.

6 p)

A minimum of the top 6 players, not already exempt, from the Rose Ladies Series event at JCB Golf & Country Club.

Exemption Categories from Final Qualifying for the AIG Women's Open

7 a)

Past winners of the Women’s (British) Open Championship, aged 60 or under on 22 August 2021, provided that the player is still an active member of a recognised professional Tour.

7 b)

The top 10 and anyone tying for 10th place in the 2020 AIG Women’s Open Championship at Royal Troon.

7 c)

A minimum of the top 10 players in the 2020 Final LET Order of Merit.

7 d)

The top 5 players, not already exempt, from the 2021 LET Order of Merit as at Thursday 15 July 2021.

7 e)

A minimum of the top 25 players in the 2020 Final LPGA Official Money List.

7 f)

The top 25 players, not already exempt, from the 2021 LPGA Race to CME Globe Season as at Thursday 15 July 2021.

7 g)

The top 50 players on the 2021 Rolex Rankings Week July 12.

7 h)

The top 3 players from the 2021 JLPGA money list on completion of the JLPGA 2021 Suntory Ladies Open.

7 i)

The top 2 players from the 2021 KLPGA money list as at Monday 29 June.

7 j)

Winners of any recognised LET or LPGA Tour event in 2021. Blank entries will be made on behalf of players qualifying, after the closing date, in this category.

7 k)

The winners of the 2020 JLPGA & KLPGA Money List/Order of Merit.

7 l)

The US Women’s Open Champions for 2017 to 2021.

7 m)

The ANA Inspiration Champions for 2017 to 2021.

7 n)

The KPMG Women’s PGA Champion for 2017 to 2021.

7 o)

The Evian Championship Champion for 2016 to 2021.

7 p)

The leading 2 golfers, not already exempt, in the 2021 Suntory Ladies Open.

7 q)

The 2020 Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Champion, The 2020 & 2021 Women’s Amateur Champion, 2020 & 2021 US Women’s Amateur Champion, 2020 and 2021 European Ladies’ Amateur Champion, the 2020 (Women’s) Mark H McCormack Medal Holder, and the highest Women’s WAGR ranked GB&I golfer as at Women’s WAGR Week 2021/25, provided that each must still be an amateur at the time of and throughout the Championship.

7 r)

Any Player who did not compete in the 2020 AIG Women’s Open due to maternity.

7 s)

The 2021 Women’s Olympic Golf Gold Medallist.