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Women’s British Open heads to Woburn in 2016

Woburn Golf Club has been announced as the host of the Women’s British Open in 2016.

Woburn, located near to the English city of Milton Keynes, has hosted the major championship on nine previous occasions, although the 40th edition of the tournament will take place on its Marquess Course as opposed to the Duke’s Course.

Marquess is Woburn’s newest course and has hosted two European Tour events since opening in 2000.

Shona Malcolm, chief executive of the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU), said: “With so much shared history, Woburn is a very fitting venue at which to celebrate the Championship’s 40th anniversary. The Marquess Course will provide a fresh challenge for the players and fits perfectly with our commitment to ensuring the world’s best women players showcase their talents on the world’s best golf courses.”

Turnberry is the venue for the 2015 Women’s British Open, hosting the championship for the second time in its history, while the 2014 edition started today at Royal Birkdale.