Women’s British Open Live: 2020, Tee times, TV schedule and three players to watch online golf channel the world’s best women golfers contesting a major for the first time at Royal Troon.
It has taken a while, but here we are, the world’s best women golfers contesting a major for the first time at Royal Troon.
Home favourite Charley Hull recalls playing a round at Troon as a junior a decade ago but that’s it. Mind you, it was only four years ago ahead of the Open Championship that the club voted to allow women members, so you might say we are truly hurtling towards gender parity on the fairways.
Had we had a crowd to appreciate the quality of golf on show this week Hull would have had plenty of company on the Ayrshire coast. Links golf is not to her taste. Too many variables and not enough trees for her liking. Nevertheless, she might get to appreciate it a whole lot more were she to walk off with the AIG Women’s Open trophy on Sunday.
Lee Westwood has hit out at the BBC over its decision to air highlights from this week’s AIG Women’s Open at an anti-social hour.
The broadcaster’s final round package from this week’s tournament at Royal Troon will begin on BBC 2 at 11.55pm on Sunday.
Red button coverage of the championship will also only be available on Sunday from 9pm.
The live rights for all four rounds of the only women’s major taking place in Europe this year are held by subscription broadcaster Sky Sports Golf. However, the Beeb has rights to highlights, which it has, in the words of former world No.1 Lee Westwood, shoved into the “graveyard” slot.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur championship concluded on Sunday, but the search by nonprofessionals for competitive women’s golf events has been onerous since the college season was canceled last spring.