AIG Women’s Open Field 2023

Some of the world’s biggest names come together for the final Major of the year at Walton Heath in Surrey, England

Some of the players competing in the 2023 AIG Women's Open pose for a photo with the trophy
Some of the world's best players are competing
(Image credit: The R&A)

The AIG Women’s Open takes place at Walton Heath in England as the world's best players, amateurs and some of the legends of the game come together in the most international women’s Major.

Among those taking part this year is 2022 champion Ashleigh Buhai. The South African claimed her maiden Major title in last year's events at Muirfield after a tense playoff with In Gee Chun

Buhai has been in excellent recent form too, including claiming victory in June’s Shoprite LPGA Classic, and she’ll be confident of taking that form into the tournament. Chun also plays, hoping to avenge that narrow defeat in pursuit of her fourth Major title.

There are plenty of other former champions in the field too, including 2021 winner Anna Nordqvist, who claimed her third Major title by a shot at Carnoustie. The 36-year-old showed she to rise to the occasion by finishing T3 in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June and will be looking for a similar performance here.

Other former winners in the field include Hinako Shibuno, who claimed the trophy in 2019, and 2018 champion Georgia Hall, who will be hoping the tournament’s return to her homeland inspires her second Major title.

In Kyung Kim and Ariya Jutanugarn are other relatively recent former winners in the field.

There will be a wealth of world-class talent elsewhere in the field, with each of the world’s top 10 competing. Among those, Nelly Korda will be looking to cement her place at the top of the world rankings after recently reclaiming the spot from Jin Young Ko, while Celine Boutier will be hoping to take her excellent form from her Amundi Evian Championship win into the final Major of the year.

Former World No.1 Lydia Ko, Chevron Championship winner Lilia Vu, KPMG Women’s PGA Champion Ruoning Yin, and US Women’s Open champion Allisen Corpuz are others notable names in the top 10 who will be hoping to make an impression here, with Brooke Henderson, Minjee Lee and Atthaya Thitikul completing the list.

As well as Hall, other local players who will be hoping for success this week include Charley Hull, who came close to winning the US Women’s Open before being edged out by Corpuz.

American Lexi Thompson, who opted against playing in the Amundi Evian Championship for the third year in a row, returns to action looking for her second Major win, while a newcomer to the professional game, Rose Zhang, will be looking to continue her hugely impressive 2023 with her fourth successive top-10 finish in a Major.

Among the amateurs in the field, Charlotte Heath will be hoping for a memorable tournament in her homeland, while the world's highest-ranked amateur, Swede Ingrid Lindblad, booked her slot in the tournament via Final Qualifying.

Below is field confirmed so far for the 2023 AIG Women’s Open at Walton Heath.

AIG Women's Open Field 2023

  • Alex, Marina
  • Alonso, Carmen
  • An, Na Rin
  • Anai, Lala
  • Anannarukarn, Pajaree
  • Ashok, Aditi Ashok
  • Baba, Saki (a)
  • Bennett, Kelsey
  • Boonchant, Jaravee
  • Borge, Celine
  • Boutier, Celine
  • Broch, Estrup, Nicole
  • Buhai, Ashleigh
  • Castren, Matilda
  • Cheenglab, Trichat
  • Chien, Peiyun
  • Choi, Hye-Jin
  • Chun, In Gee
  • Ciganda, Carlota
  • Corpuz, Allisen
  • Coughlin, Lauren
  • Cowan, Olivia
  • Dagar, Diksha
  • Davidson Spilkova, Klara
  • Darquea, Daniela
  • Davies, Laura
  • Davis, Hayley
  • De Bock, Savannah (a)
  • De Roey, Manon
  • Delacour, Perrine
  • Dryburgh, Gemma
  • Duncan, Lindy
  • Ewart Shadoff, Jodi
  • Ewing, Ally
  • Fassi, Maria
  • Foster, Anna (a)
  • Furue, Ayaka
  • Gainer, Cara
  • Galitsky, Eila (a)
  • Grant, Linn
  • Grechi, Emma
  • Green, Hannah
  • Gustavsson, Johanna
  • Hall, Georgia
  • Harigae, Mina
  • Hataoka, Nasa
  • Heath, Charlotte (a)
  • Hedwall, Caroline
  • Henderson, Brooke
  • Henry, Kylie
  • Henseleit, Esther
  • Herbin, Celine
  • Hewson, Alice
  • Horder, Chiara (a)
  • Hsu, Wei-ling
  • Huang, Ting-Hsuan (a)
  • Hull, Charley
  • Humphreys, Lily May
  • Iturrioz, Nuria
  • Iwai, Akie
  • Iwai, Chisato
  • Ji, Eun-Hee
  • Jutanugarn, Ariya
  • Jutanugarn, Moriya
  • Kang, Danielle
  • Katsu, Minami
  • Kawasaki, Haruka
  • Kemp, Sarah
  • Khang, Megan
  • Kim, A Lim
  • Kim, Gina
  • Kim, Grace
  • Kim, Hyo-Joo
  • Kim, In-Kyung
  • Kim, Sei Young
  • Kimura, Ayako
  • Knight, Cheyenne
  • Ko, Jin Young
  • Ko, Lydia
  • Koerstz Madsen, Nanna
  • Koivisto, Tiia
  • Korda, Nelly
  • Kupcho, Jennifer
  • Kyriacou, Stephanie
  • Lee, Alison
  • Lee, Andrea
  • Lee, Minjee
  • Lee, Mi Hyang
  • Lee6, Jeongeun
  • Lewis, Stacy
  • Lin, Xi Yu
  • Lindblad, Ingrid (a)
  • Liu, Yan
  • Liu, Yu
  • Lopez, Gaby
  • Lopez Ramirez, Julia (a)
  • MacLaren, Meghan
  • Maguire, Leona
  • Matthew, Catriona
  • Meadow, Stephanie
  • Metraux, Morgane
  • Napoleaova, Kristyna
  • Nishimura, Yuna
  • Noja, Chiara
  • Nordqvist, Anna
  • O’Toole, Ryann
  • Pace, Lee-Anne
  • Pedersen, Emily Kristine
  • Pettersson, Lisa
  • Reid, Mel
  • Reto, Paula
  • Rossi, Valentina (a)
  • Roussin, Pauline
  • Ryu, Hae Ran
  • Sagstrom, Madelene
  • Saigo, Mao
  • Sakurai, Kokona
  • Saso, Yuka
  • Schmelzel, Sarah
  • Schmidt, Patricia Isabel
  • Shibuno, Hinako
  • Shin, Jenny
  • Shin, Jiyai
  • Simmermacher, Magdalena
  • Stanford, Angela
  • Stark, Maja
  • Strom, Linnea
  • Tardy, Bailey
  • Tavatanakit, Patty
  • Thitikul, Atthaya
  • Thompson, Lexi
  • Trivino, Ana Pelaez
  • Valenzuela, Albane
  • Vu, Lilia
  • Weaver-Wright, Lindsey
  • Williams, Chloe
  • Yamashita, Miyu
  • Yang, Amy
  • Yin, Angel
  • Yin, Ruoning
  • Yoshida, Yuri
  • Young, Liz
  • Yubol, Arpichaya
  • Zhang, Rose

Where Is The 2023 AIG Women’s Open?

After a run of years at links courses, the 2023 AIG Women’s Open takes place at a heathland layout – Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England. The layout for the tournament will feature a mixture of holes from the Old and New courses.

Who Won The 2022 AIG Women’s Open?

South African Ashleigh Buhai claimed her maiden Major title with victory in the 2022 AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield. She was pushed all the way by In Jee Chun. However, Buhai held her nerve to win on the fourth playoff hole.

Mike Hall

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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