The LGPA's AIG Women’s Open swings into action tomorrow
⛳ Spilling the tee
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The GIST: And then there was one. The AIG Women’s Open — the LPGA’s fifth and final major of the season — swings into action tomorrow, hosted at the Walton Heath Golf Club in England. Fancy a spot of tee?
The storylines: Parity has been all the rage on the links this season, with four first-time major winners across the first four major tourneys. What’s more, there’s been a staggering total of seven first-time winners when you add in non-major events. TL;DR? Each event is anyone’s for the taking.
- Given the excitement and suspense, it’s no wonder folks are tuning in. July marked the highest monthly viewership average of the season, with the third and final rounds of the U.S. Women’s Open bringing in 1M+ viewers alone. If you stream it…
Players to know: Looking to buck the trend of first-time major winners, France’s Celine Boutier enters the weekend with two straight titles under her belt, including at the recent fourth major of the year, the Evian Championship. Somebody call Alicia Keys, because this woman is on fire.
- Other standouts include Americans rookie phenom Rose Zhang and World No. 1 Nelly Korda (who’s still looking for her first LPGA win of the season), as well as the always formidable, Canadian Brooke Henderson.