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Insurance Company AIG Takes Over From Ricoh As Women's British Open Title Sponsor
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American International Group, Inc. , a global insurance organization founded in 1919,has announced that it will become the title sponsor of the Women’s British Open beginning in 2019.  Under the five-year commitment, the Championship will be known as the “AIG Women’s British Open.”

Established in 1976, the Women’s British Open is a Major championship in women's professional golf, owned by The R&A and sanctioned by both the LPGA Tourand the Ladies European Tour.  In 2018, the Women’s British Open hosted one of the year’s strongest international fields with competitors from 28 countries, and England’s Georgia Hall won the trophy at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

For AIG, the Women’s British Open is its first title sponsorship in professional golf.

“We are pleased to become the title sponsor of the Women’s British Open,” said Brian Duperreault, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG. “This Championship is an iconic tournament combining tradition, world-class golf and a diverse global audience that reflects all of AIG’s stakeholders.”

“This is an exciting time for women’s golf and we are delighted to welcome AIG as the title sponsor for the Women’s British Open,” added Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A.  “AIG’s support will help us continue to grow and develop the Championship…

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