AIG Women's Open
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The AIG Women's Open is one of the leading event in women's professional golf. First established by the Ladies' Golf Union in 1976, it is now owned by The R&A and is one of the most prestigious events on the LPGA Tour.
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The Women’s Open was founded by the LGU in 1976 and has been staged in conjunction with IMG, the world’s largest sports marketing company, since 1984. The event has been co-sanctioned by the LPGA and LET since 1994 and gained Major status in 2001. The Championship is now owned by The R&A following the merger with the LGU in 2017.
In 2019, AIG was announced as the new title sponsor of the Women's Open, taking over from Ricoh (2007-2018). Weetabix was the first title sponsor of the event between 1987 - 2006.
The AIG Women's Open Archive features unforgettable footage of previous events and is the premier collection for this major event in women's professional golf.
- + The AIG Women’s Open is one of five major championships in women’s professional golf, which before 2013 was the only tournament classified as a major championship by both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour.
- + The first Women’s Open, then named the Ladies’ Open, was the flagship event of the Ladies’ Golf Union and was played at Fulford in Yorkshire in 1977.
- + Australian Karen Lunn had a record breaking victory in 1993. Her seventeen under par aggregate of 275 was the lowest recorded over the seven years the event was held at Woburn.
- + South Korea is the most successful nation with 4 representatives winning the Women’s Open.