About the AIG Women's British Open
The signature hole on the course, the par-5 7th hole sets up as a wonderful risk-reward opportunity because of its stunning split fairway. Players can opt to play the hole as a conventional par 5 by going up the left side, or instead take the risk of playing up the right fairway in a bid to reach the green in two.
AIG Women's British Open Opportunity
This strategic par-5 forces players to make a decision on the off the tee – try to go for the green in two or lay-up for a preferable distance into the green. Trees dissecting the left and right sides of the fairway provide two distinct playing corridors – the right gives an opportunity to hit the green in two for longer hitters, but a more difficult lay-up, while the left presents a safer path to the green in regulation. Approach shots into the green need to carry a swale in front and three large, deep bunkers protecting the putting surface
AIG Women's British Open Insight
Aon Insight - scoring average for players who reached the green in two was 4.02, compared to 4.71 for players who hit the green in regulation; a difference of .69 strokes. Laying-up and reaching the green in regulation can still provide a scoring opportunity – players made birdie 34% of the time.