About the Women's British Open::
2014 Women's British Open
When: July 10-13
Where: Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Lancashire, England
Stacy Lewis birdied the last two holes of the final round to get in the clubhouse at 8-under 280, then waited to see if anyone could catch her. Nobody could, and Lewis was the champion. It is Lewis' eighth career LPGA victory, her second career win in a major championship. Because the third day of play was halted early by very high winds, Lewis had to play 36 holes on the final day. She shot 69-72 in those last two rounds.
Stacy Lewis, 280
Hee Young Park, 282
Ne Yeon Choi, 282
Suzann Pettersen, 283
Morgan Pressel, 283
Lizette Salas, 285
Women's British Open - Records:
- Most wins: 3 - Karrie Webb (1995, 1997, 2002) and Sherri Steinhauer (1998, 1999, 2006)
- Low round: 62 - Minea Blomqvist, third round, 2004
- Low total strokes: 269 - Karrie Webb, 1997, and Karen Stupples, 2004
- Low total in relation to par: 19-under - Webb (1997) and Stupples (2004)
- Largest margin of victory: As a major - 9 strokes, Jiyai Shin, 2012; Overall - 11 strokes, Ayako Okamoto, 1984
Women's British Open - Golf Courses:
- 2013 - The Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland
- 2012 - Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England
- 2011 - Carnoustie Golf Links, Carnoustie, Scotland
- 2010 - Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England
- 2009 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, England
- 2015 - Turnberry (Ailsa Course), Ayrshire, Scotland
Women's British Open - Trivia and Notes:
- An amateur, Jenny Lee-Smith, won the inaugural Women's British Open - then called the Ladies' British Open - in 1976.
- Another amateur, Janet Melville, won in 1978, and Marta Figueras-Dotti won as an amateur in 1982.
- The 1984 tournament (called the Hitachi British Ladies Open), won by Ayako Okamoto by a record 11 strokes, is the only one prior to 1994 that is counted as an official LPGA event.
- Laura Davies was not yet playing in America when, in her second year as a pro, she won the Women's British Open in 1986. The following year she won the U.S. Women's Open and became a member of the LPGA Tour. The U.S. Women's Open victory in '87 also made Davies the first golfer to hold both the British and U.S. women's open titles simultaneously.
- Patty Sheehan was the first to win the U.S. and British women's opens in the same year, doing so in 1992.
- Karrie Webb first gained major notice in 1995 when, as a rookie on the Ladies European Tour, she won the Women's British Open by seven strokes.
- The record for lowest round in a men's or women's major is 62. It's been done twice, the first time by Minea Blomqvist in the third round at Sunningdale in the 2004 Women's British Open.
- The British cereal company Weetabix was the title sponsor of this tournament from 1987 through 2006, when it was known as the Weetabix Women's British Open.
- Catriona Matthew's victory in 2009 came just 11 weeks after Matthew, age 40, gave birth to her second child.
Women's British Open - Past Champions:
2013 - Stacy Lewis
2012 - Jiyai Shin
2011 - Yani Tseng
2010 - Yani Tseng
2009 - Catriona Matthew
Full List of Past Champions