THE 2018 Ricoh Women’s British Open sees South Korean ace In-Kyung Kim defend her title on the links at Royal Lytham & St Annes.
The tournament boasts the most international field of the year in women’s golf.
Getty Images – Getty In-Kyung Kim defends her British Women’s Open crown
Challenging Kim will be China’s first World No.1 Shanshan Feng, the youngest ever world No. 1, Lydia Ko and Americans Michelle Wie and Stacy Lewis.
Past champions Ariya Jutanugarn, Inbee Park, Yani Tseng and Mo Martin and UK favourites Charley Hull and Catriona Matthew are amongst other top competitors.
Jutanugarn, the 2018 US Open Champion and last week’s Scottish Open winner comes into the event as the current world No 1 with Park ranked at No 2.
They start alongside the year’s other Major winners in Pernilla Lindberg, the 2018 ANA Inspiration winner and Sung Hyun Park, the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA champion.
PA:Press Association Current US and Scottish Open champion Ariya Jutanugarn is a hot tip to take the title at Royal Lytham
PA:Press Association British hope Charley Hull is sure to attract big galleries