The Ricoh Women's British Open is one of the four Majors in Women's Golf, and the only Major played outside of the USA. Steeped in history, with a winners list that reads like a ‘who's who’ of women's golf, the tournament boasts the most international field of any women's golf event, with the 2010 event hosting players from 22 nations and including the world’s top 20 players.
In 2010, Taiwan's Yani Tseng held off a resilient Katherine Hull of Australia to win the Ricoh Women's British Open Championship at Royal Birkdale by a single stroke. The win was Tseng's third Major title and at just 21-years-old she became the youngest ever three-time Major champion.
As part of its commitment to reducing its environmental impact and connecting this with The Ricoh Women’s British Open, Ricoh launched its Green Initiatives For Tomorrow (GIFT) campaign. It encourages us all to make small changes in our daily lives to reduce our carbon footprints and stop climate change. In 2010, almost 7,000 trees were planted as a result of player achievements, online and spectator pledges, an increase of more than the 3,000 in 2009, the inaugural year.
The 2011 Ricoh Women’s British Open is all set for another memorable championship as Carnoustie gears up to host its first Ricoh Women’s British Open. As one of the most famous and difficult links courses in the UK, it will provide a stern test for reigning champion Yani Tseng, past Birkdale champions Catriona Matthew and Laura Davies and the rest of the world’s best female golfers.