Hannah Green is looking for her second major at the Women & # 39; s British Open. Image: Getty
Seven Australians beat it at Woburn Golf Club in the AIG Women & # 39; s British Open starting tomorrow, with prize money raised to a record of $ US4.5 million.
Regular LPGA players Hannah Green, Minjee Lee, Su Oh, Katherine Kirk and Sarah Kemp are accompanied by veteran Karrie Webb and West Australian Whitney Hillier in the field.
Lee finished 10th in the Open last year, but has recently been in a flat patch after scaling up to number 2 in the world after her victory in Los Angeles in April, and then dropping to number 4 in the rankings.
23-year-old Perth has won five times on the LPGA Tour, but her record in the majors – three top 10 finishes in 28 starts – does not reflect her status in the competition.
She missed the cut at the Evian championship in France last week.
Oh, Kirk and Kemp have all had stable years, while Webb is a double winner of the Open and Green won the women's PGA championship a month ago.
The performance of Green will be interesting, as this is the last major of the year. If she wins the Open and Jin Young Ko finishes outside the top 10, they will tie for the Annika Award for the best performer in majors this year.
Ko, the South Korean who won the ISPS Handa Women & # 39; s Australian Open last year, has already won two majors this year.
If she wins this week, she will participate in a list of only four players for a three-major season on the women's circuit – Inbee Park (2013), Pat Bradley (1986), Mickey Wright (1961) and Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1950) .
The Open will be live tomorrow from 20:00 Australian Eastern time on Kayo Sports
AUSSIE TEE TIMES ROUND ONE
16.25 Minjee Lee
4.36 Hannah Green
5.31 Karrie Webb
5.58 Su Oh
7.48 Whitney Hillier
11.33 Katherine Kirk
11.44 Sarah Kemp