Brooke Henderson Confirms Ricoh Women’s British Open Appearance

Brooke Henderson (File Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstick.com)
Brooke Henderson will seek the Ricoh British Women's Open title in Woburn, England (File Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstick.com)
Brooke Henderson will seek the Ricoh British Women’s Open title in Woburn, England (File Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstick.com)

She loves to play and has stated that she plans to play as many tournaments as possible this year. It’s no surprise that Brooke Henderson has confirmed her intent to play in the Ricoh British Women’s Open.

The 18 year-old will be attempting to be the first Canadian to win the title.

Already a two-time LPGA winner, most recently at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Henderson will join a star-studded field on July 28-31 at the Woburn Golf Club in England.

Already committed for the event are defending champion Inbee Park, World No. 1 Lydia Ko and past champions Mo Martin, Stacy Lewis, Yani Tseng, Jiyai Shin, Catriona Matthew and Karrie Webb.

This will be Brooke’s second time playing in the Ricoh British Women’s Open. In 2015 she finished in a tie for 61st place in blustery and cool temperatures at the Trump Turnberry Resort on the west coast of Scotland.

The Smiths Falls, Ontario golfer and now #2 ranked player in the world, is looking froward to her second Women’s British Open. “I can’t wait to play in England for the first time, as I’ve heard a lot about the history of the championship at Woburn and the list of past winners there is really impressive. Winning at the Women’s PGA Championship gave me a lot of confidence and I know that I can compete with the best players in the world and I’ll be doing everything I can to get my hands on the trophy.”

This will be the 10th time that Woburn Golf Club will host the Ricoh British Women’s Open in the event’s 40 year history. Play will take place on their Marquess Course.

The event gained major status in 2001.

(With files from the Ricoh British Women’s Open)