Muirfield finds the light thanks to… women

Muirfield, banned from women’s membership just five years ago, hosted the Women’s British Open this week for the first time in its history. A decision to put the legendary Scottish track back in the saddle at the Open Championship course.

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It hosted sixteen British Open Championships between 1892 and 2013, Muirfield had become ” Unwanted person in the eyes property and old, which determines which courses receive the oldest major golf courses each year. In fact, the famous institution did not absorb this vote in May 2016 as distinguished members Edinburgh golfers company He ruled out the idea of ​​women entering as club members. By 14 votes…

Taking note of this decision from another time, R&A has” Canceled until further notice » Muirfield’s name in rotation open. Serious warning shot – it must be remembered that Muirfield is the third most visited site by The Open after that St. Andrews (30) and Prestwick (24) — forcing its own members, exclusively male of course, to review their transcript before proceeding to a second vote in March 2017.

Our kids and kids don’t understand why we play in a men’s only club

The vote that finally accepted the fairer sex inside. ” Our kids and kids don’t understand why we play in a men’s club. The past is the past. Progress guides our steps… ‘ He then explained Douglas ConnonMember of the club’s board of directors.

However, this “return to grace” has not been pursued as Muirfield is still not featured in The Open’s future destinations calendar. The Royal Liverpool It will host the event in 2023. Then we move on to you can see In the year 2024 before a new adventure towards Portrush In 2025, only six years after the victory Shane Lowry in Northern Ireland.

What about Muirfield? It is rumored that the year 2027 can be attributed to him. After fourteen years of success Phil Mickelson. Meanwhile, to prove that the Golan (East Lothian) trajectory is now firmly established in the twenty-first century, between Thursday and Sunday receives the XXII major mode version of AIG Women’s Championship.

after, after’US Women’s Open ($10 million donation) and KPMG Women’s Championship ($9 million endowment), the British women were the best earners, with $6.8 million. Last year, the prize money was 5.8 million while in 2020 it did not exceed 5 million (4.5 million). This sensitive evaluation will allow the winner to receive a good check for $1,020,000 (versus 870,000 in 2021).

Last year’s winner CarnoustieSwedish Anna Nordqvist He will try to double, a feat that only Taiwanese Yanny Tseng Completed in 2010 and 2011. All the best specialists in the beginning. Among the top 20 countries in the world as of August 1, 2022, only South Korea Min Jin Park And the American Daniel Kang, No. 15 and 16 respectively in the world, are absent. Obviously we will follow the Canadian Brooke HendersonWorld No. 5, victorious in Evian 2 weeks ago but also many Korean golfers love him Jin Young Koo (No. 1 globally), Heo Joo Kim (#8), V Ji Chun (No. 11 and winner of the last PGA Championship) and Si Young Kim (No. 12), or NZ Lydia Kooin the shape of his life with his 5 best matches in his last six starts.

The twenty-ninth major of Céline Poitier

Three French women also participate in this final major of the season. second in the Scottish Open last weekend, Celine PotterThe 17th-placed player in the world regained confidence after his disappointment in Evian (loss of pieces). Dallas (Texas)-based Francilini plays her 29th Grand Slam, her eighth British Open. She stayed on two of the missed cuts in a row in this competition but placed 6th in the Milton Keynes in 2019.

Perrin Delacourt, 125 in the world, participates in her third Britain. La Picard, who hosted the first three laps of theAmundi Evian Championship Before cracking on Sunday, he didn’t miss a cut. She placed 39th in 2020 at Troon before she finished 34th last year at Carnoustie.

Finally, on Monday I qualified in North Berwick (Scotland) after three playoffs, Celine Herpen39, sets off on her fifth Briton as she crossed the cut twice (61 in 2018, 51 in 2020).

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