|Organizer:||Golf Channel and NBC Sports in the United States and Sky Sports in the United Kingdom|
|Date:||02 Aug, 2018 - 05 Aug, 2018|
|Venue:||Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham, United Kingdom|
The field is 144 players, and most earn exemptions based on past performance on the Ladies European Tour, the LPGA Tour, previous major championships, or with a high ranking in the Women's World Golf Rankings.The event will be televised by Golf Channel and NBC Sports in the United States and Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
The Ricoh Women’s British Open is one of the golfing highlights of the sporting calendar with the 42nd Championship heading back to Royal Lytham for its fifth appearance at the iconic venue from 2 – 5 August 2018.
Royal Lytham St Annes is famous for staging Major tournaments on both the professional and amateur circuit hosting eleven Open Championships, two Ryder Cups and the 2015 Walker Cup and the annual Lytham Trophy.
As one of only two women Major’s played outside the US, the Ricoh Women’s British Open is the most international field of the year with the 2017 line-up boasting players from 27 different nations, including 25 of the world’s top 25 on the Rolex Rankings.
Reigning champion I.K. Kim defends her title against the world’s best including China’s first World No.1 Shanshan Feng, the youngest ever world No. 1, Lydia Ko, Americans Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie, Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer as well as past champions Ariya Jutanugarn, Inbee Park, Yani Tseng and Mo Martin and UK favourites Charley Hull and Catriona Matthew amongst others.
Along with the superb golf on show at Royal Lytham, spectators will find the perfect opportunity to relax and savour the atmosphere when not out on the course; the Championship Village will host a number of exhibition and retail units, interactive activities and public catering facilities for the whole family to enjoy.
The 2018 Ricoh Women’s British Open is all set to be another fantastic tournament so please take the opportunity to watch the world’s best women players showcasing their talents when the Championship gets under way on Thursday 2nd August.