The AIG Girls’s British Open can have the best prize fund in its historical past after the R&A introduced a rise of just about 40 per cent for 2019.
The whole fund for this 12 months’s occasion, held on the Marquess Course at Woburn from August 1-4, will likely be $4.5m (£3.6m), with the winner taking residence a primary prize of $675,000 (£539,000).
Though the rise makes the occasion the second-highest prize fund of the 5 girls’s majors, it’s nonetheless considerably smaller than the $10.75m on supply at The Open at Royal Portrush.
Martin Slumbers, R&A chief govt, stated: “We recognised that extra wanted to be completed to raise the prize fund for this nice championship and are happy that we’ve got been capable of make a major improve this 12 months as a part of the R&A’s dedication to girls’s golf.
“This is a crucial first step and we all know it’s going to take time to maneuver nearer to attaining parity with the boys’s sport.
“We will continue to work toward the long-term goal of a sustainable business model but we can’t do it alone and the support of fans, sponsors and media are all key to achieving that success.”
This 12 months’s occasion is the primary of a five-year sponsorship take care of AIG, having beforehand been sponsored by Ricoh, with Georgia Corridor returning as defending champion after final 12 months’s two-shot win at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
Watch the Girls’s British Open from August 1-Four stay on Sky Sports activities.