R&A gives green light to Women’s British Open

Hinako Shibuno of Japan celebrates after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the Women's British Open (Photo by Kyodo News Stills via Getty Images)

The R&A has confirmed that the first women’s golf major of the year, the British Open, can go ahead at Royal Troon from August 20-23.

The event will be held without spectators in line with continued restrictions on large gatherings imposed by Covid-19.

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