Here we have everything about the LPGA Women’s British Open 2022, field, course, schedule, tee times, and TV coverage in the UK and USA. It will be the 46th Women’s British Open and 22nd major championship on the LPGA tour.
The LPGA Women’s British Open 2022 is set to be held from Thursday, 4 August to Sunday, 7 August at Muirfield, Scotland. A field of 144 players will compete to win the major championship and a whopping winner’s share of more than $1m.
- Tournament: AIG Women’s Open
- Date: August 4-7, 2022
- Course: Muirfield
- Par and Yards: 72 and 6680
- Where: Gullane, Scotland
- Purse: $6,800,000
- Winner’s Share: $1,020,000
- Defending: Anna Nordqvist
The Women’s British Open this year is headlined by World No. 1 Jin Young Ko, No. 2 Minjee Lee, No. 3 Nelly Korda, No. 4 Lydia Ko, No. 5 Brooke Henderson, and the defending champion Anna Nordqvist. The best three players in the world will be paired together for the first two rounds.
Lydia Ko will be the favorite at odds for winning the tournaments. The former no. 1 has finished five top-5s in six starts. The U.S. fans will be backing American superstar Nelly Korda who made three top-10s in her last four starts. The other American golfers include Jessica Korda, Megan Khang, and 2022 major winner Jennifer Kupcho.
The Muirfield Course in Scotland will provide the setting for the AIG Women’s Open 2022. It will be the debut Women’s British Open at the Muirfield Course which has hosted 16 British Open Men’s majors. The tournament will be played at a par 72 (36-36) and 6680 yards.
Women’s British Open 2022 Schedule
- Round 1: Thursday, 4 August from 2:30 am ET, 6:30 am GMT
- Round 2: Friday, 5 August from 2:30 am ET, 6:30 am GMT
- Round 3: Saturday, 6 August from TBA
- Round 4: Sunday, 7 August from TBA
Women’s British Open 2022 TV Coverage and Live Stream Info
The AIG Women’s British Open 2022 live will be available on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event on TV in the UK. The coverage will commence from 11:00 am BST for Round 1 and Round 2. The SkyGO app will provide the live stream.
In the United States, fans can watch the tournament on the USA Network and NBC.
Thursday and Friday from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm ET. Saturday-Sunday from 8:00 am to Noon ET.
Saturday-Sunday from Noon to 3:00 pm ET.
Moreover, fans can watch the live stream of the event on fuboTV.
Purse and Prize Money Payouts
The R&A announced that the AIG Women’s Open 2022 purse and payouts will be $7.3million, a 26% increase on the 2021 edition. It’s a significant increase from the $5.8m in 2021 and $4.5m in 2020. The purse is now more than double what was in 2018, before the sponsorship with AIG.
“Last year we took a very bold step to substantially increase the prize fund of the Women’s British Open,” said the Chief Executive of R&A Marin Slumbers. “This year at the Women’s British Open, the players will be competing for $7.3 million, which is an increase of 26% on last year and also sees the total investment into the prize fund increase by just over $4 million or 125% since The R&A and AIG began our partnership in 2019.”
What will be the winner’s share of the AIG Women’s British Open? Well, the major winner will pocket more than a million USD. To be exact, the winner’s prize money is a whopping $1,095,000.