This year the 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open will be held at Trump Turnberry Resort, Scotland, July 30 to August 2.
All of the current TOP 20 on the Rolex World Ranking, along with all of the current TOP 20 on both the LPGA Race to the CME Globe and the LET Order of Merit, are in the field for the 39th edition of the Championship, competing for a prize fund of £1,990,266 (US $3 million).
The entry list reads like a who’s who of women’s golf and includes World No.1 Inbee Park, World No.2 Lydia Ko, World No.3 Stacy Lewis, World No 12 Lexi Thompson, defending US Open Champion Michelle Wie, Ricoh Ambassadors Paula Creamer and Charley Hull, Scotland’s Catriona Matthew, the 2009 Champion and English legend Dame Laura Davies.
The list of participants will be finalised at the conclusion of final qualifying on Monday 27th July at Irvine Golf Club.
The 17 years old Canadian Brooke Henderson (No.46 on the Rolex Rankings; see picture below) who became professional golfer last year, was awarded special exemption by Championship Committee. The Championship Committee awarded her the exemption as a recognition of Brooke Henderson's impressive professional debut.
So far Brooke Henderson has $317,470 U.S., which would place her 22nd.