The Ricoh Women’s British Open is one of the highlights of the golf calendar with the 41st Championship making its debut appearance at the iconic Kingsbarns Golf Links, Scotland.
The event, which starts on August 3, is one of only two women Majors played outside the US and the Ricoh Women’s British Open is the most international field of the year with the 2016 line-up boasting players from 30 different nations, including 17 of the world’s top 20 on the Rolex Rankings.
Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie will spearhead the American challenge in a field which includes the likes of reigning champion Ariya Jutanugarn, the youngest ever world No. 1, Lydia Ko, Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer as well as past champions Inbee Park, Yani Tseng and Mo Martin. Home favourites Charley Hull and Catriona Matthew will carry the UK challenge.
With Scottish weather notoriously unpredictable, the fashion stakes will be raised as the competitors ensure they are ready for the elements.
Michelle Wie, a Nike ambassador, is ready to embrace the elements as part of the challenge. Wie said: “I'm really excited. Hopefully the weather stays okay. But the rain and the wind is what we're here for, so we're prepared for anything.
“It's so different. It just feels like golf how it should be played. It kind of takes you in a time capsule back in the day and it's pretty neat. It's just completely different.”
Wie will be wearing the Nike Women’s Aeroreact polo during her quest for the title and will guard against the cooler temperatures by wearing the golf tights beneath the Flex Skort.
Meanwhile, Puma ambassador Lexi Thompson will be wearing some striking outfits during her campaign as she chases her first Women's British Open crown. For cooler mornings on the course, the PWRWARM reversible vest will definitely be required!