AIG Women's Open Field 2022

There's a strong field for the final Major of the year at Muirfield in August

Anna Nordqvist lifts the trophy after her win in the 2021 AIG Women's Open
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The fifth and final women's Major of the year gets under way at Muirfield this week, and the field has now been set. 

Last year, Swede Anna Nordqvist overcame a three-way challenge from Georgia Hall, Madelene Sagstrom and Lizette Salas to win by one shot and claim her third Major win at Carnoustie. She returns this year to defend her title, along with the trio who ran her so close in 2021. Back then, Scot Louise Duncan, who qualified courtesy of her Women's Amateur win, was one of the surprise stars of the tournament. She finished in a tie for 10th, which was enough to claim the Smyth Salver for low amateur. Duncan will be back hoping for similar success this year. 

One of the most agonising stories across all four Majors this year was American Lexi Thompson's collapse in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Not only did she throw away a two-shot lead with only three holes to play, but to add insult to injury, she was also fined for slow play. In the event, In Gee Chun claimed the trophy - and the $1.35m first prize - at Thompson's expense, and both will be competing this week. 

Other huge names in the field include Brooke Henderson, who claimed an enthralling win in the Amundi Evian Championship in July, US Women's Open champion Minjee Lee and 2022 Chevron Championship winner Jennifer Kupcho. World No.1 Jin Young Ko also appears as she looks to add to the two Major wins she achieved in 2019. Meanwhile, American Nelly Korda will be looking to improve on her tie for 13th in last year's tournament. The 23-year-old has one Major win in her career to date - last year's Women's PGA Championship. However, she has posted top 10 finishes eight times in Majors, so will be one to watch. 

Danielle Kang has missed the last two Majors because of a spinal tumour and has announced her withdrawal this week too. World No.4, New Zealander Lydia Ko, has an impressive 16 top ten Major finishes including two wins to her name. However, she has generally struggled in this tournament, and will be hoping to improve on last year's tie for 29th. 

Below is the full field for the 2022 AIG Women's Open.

AIG Women's Open 2022 Field

  • Marina Alex
  • Casandra Alexander
  • Carmen Alonso
  • Brittany Altomare
  • Na Rin An
  • Pajaree Anannarukarn
  • Pia Babnik
  • Adita Ashok
  • Pia Babnik
  • Jess Baker (a)
  • Celine Boutier
  • Becky Brewerton
  • Ashleigh Buhai
  • Matilda Castren
  • Jennifer Chang
  • Pei-yun Chien
  • Chella Choi
  • Hyejin Choi
  • In Gee Chun
  • Carlota Ciganda
  • Allisen Corpuz
  • Lauren Coughlin
  • Olivia Cowan
  • Diksha Dagar
  • Dame Laura Davies
  • Anna Davis (a)
  • Hayley Davis
  • Savannah De Bock (a)
  • Manon de Roey
  • Perrine Delacour
  • Gemma Dryburgh
  • Louise Duncan
  • Nicole Broch Estrup
  • Jodi Ewart Shadoff
  • Ally Ewing
  • Saiki Fujita
  • Ayaka Furue
  • Linn Grant
  • Hannah Green
  • Johanna Gustavsson
  • Georgia Hall
  • Lydia Hall
  • Mina Harigae
  • Leonie Harm
  • Mizuki Hashimoto (a)
  • Nasa Hataoka
  • Brooke Henderson
  • Esther Henseleit
  • Alice Hewson
  • Whitney Hillier
  • Jungmin Hong
  • Kotone Hori
  • Wei-ling Hsu
  • Charley Hull
  • Janie Jackson
  • Eun Hee Ji
  • Ariya Jutanugarn
  • Moriya Jutanugarn
  • Minami Katsu
  • Megan Khang
  • A Lim Kim
  • Hyo Joo Kim
  • In-Kyung Kim
  • Sei Young Kim
  • Cheyenne Knight
  • Jinyoung Ko
  • Lydia Ko
  • Tiia Koivisto
  • Jessica Korda
  • Nelly Korda
  • Jennifer Kupcho
  • Steph Kyriacou
  • Bronte Law
  • Maude-Aimee Leblanc
  • Alison Lee
  • Andrea Lee
  • Minjee Lee
  • Jeongeun Lee
  • Stacy Lewis
  • Xiyu Janet Lin
  • Ingrid Lindblad
  • Gaby Lopez
  • Meghan Maclaren
  • Nanna Koerstz Madsen
  • Leona Maguire
  • Mo Martin
  • Caroline Masson
  • Catriona Matthew
  • Caley McGinty (a)
  • Stephanie Meadow
  • Wichanee Meechai
  • Jana Melichova
  • Morgane Metraux
  • Yuna Nishimura
  • Yealimi Noh
  • Anna Nordqvist
  • Sanna-julia Nuutinen
  • Ryann O'Toole
  • Su Oh
  • Amy Olson
  • Lee-Anne Pace
  • Annie Park
  • Inbee Park
  • Sung Hyun Park
  • Emily Kristine Pedersen
  • Ana Pelaez Trivino
  • Valery Plata (a)
  • Sophia Popov
  • Mel Reid
  • Paula Reto
  • So Yeon Ryu
  • Madelene Sagstrom
  • Mao Saigo
  • Lizette Salas
  • Yuka Saso
  • Sarah Schmelzel
  • Sophia Schubert
  • Hinako Shibuno
  • Jenny Shin
  • Magdalena Simmermacher
  • Marianne Skarpnord
  • Angela Stanford
  • Maja Stark
  • Lauren Stephenson
  • Jasmine Suwannapura
  • Sayaka Takahashi
  • Emma Talley
  • Kelly Tan
  • Patty Tavatanakit
  • Atthaya Thitikul
  • Lexi Thompson
  • Michele Thomson
  • Mariajo Uribe
  • Albane Valenzuela
  • Lilia Vu
  • Chanettee Wannasaen
  • Lindsey Weaver-Wright
  • Ursula Wikstrom
  • Miyuu Yamashita
  • Amy Yang
  • Angel Yin
  • Liz Young
  • Rose Zhang (a)
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Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

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