The second tournament of the 2015 LET season takes place this week at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Black Rock, Victoria. A field of 156 players will compete for a purse of USD $1,200,000. The Women’s Australian Open holds a special place in the heart of Australian golf. Since its inception in 1974, the championship has continually attracted world golf’s elite players to compete for the Patricia Bridges Bowl. The trophy has been lifted by world number ones, World Golf Hall of Fame members and Major winners alike. It is the national celebration of Australian women’s golf.

 

  1. Hottest field of the Australian sporting summer

Home heroine Karrie Webb will spearhead an incredibly deep field at Royal Melbourne from February 19-22. The defending champion is targeting her sixth national Open having won the title for a record fifth time at Victoria Golf Club in 2014. Other than Webb, the legendary Dame Laura Davies and fan favourite Yani Tseng, who’ve both won twice, are the only other multiple champions. Champions from the 2014 Ladies European Tour in the field include Charley Hull, Gwladys Nocera, Ssu-Chia Cheng, Connie Chen, Kylie Walker, Julie Greciet, Florentyna Parker, Camilla Lennarth and Valentine Derrey.

New Zealand superstar Lydia Ko, Chinese dynamo Shanshan Feng and Korean fan favourite So Yeon Ryu (No.7) are among the headliners, along with emerging Australian talent Minjee Lee.

  1. World Class Golf Course

Royal Melbourne’s world famous Composite Course will host the event for the second time in four editions, with 2012 champ Jessica Korda (world No.24) among the entrants.

Minister for Major Events, Tourism and Sport, the Hon John Eren, MP said the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open continued to reinforce Victoria’s reputation as a global golf leader.

“It’s great to have such an influx of elite talent from around the world descend on Melbourne again,” Minister Eren said. “The Sandbelt’s reputation as not only a host of world-class tournaments, but also as a destination for golfing tourism will again be showcased on a global stage.”

Hole-by-hole guide to the course:

http://www.womensausopen.com/news-display/royal-melbourne-traditional-composite-hole-by-hole-tour/84217

 

  1. Daily Television Coverage and Free Global Live Stream

Catch the #WomensAusOpen at http://www.womensausopen.com/live-stream LIVE and for FREE online anywhere in the world during the 2015 ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open.

Live Stream

Live broadcast times:

Thursday 19 February
3:00pm – 6:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time
11:00pm (Wed) – 2:00am EST (America)
4:00am – 7:00am Greenwich Mean Time

Friday 20 February
3:00pm – 6:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time
11:00pm (Thu) – 2:00am EST (America)
4:00am – 7:00am Greenwich Mean Time

Saturday 21 February
1.30pm – 6:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time
9:30pm (Fri) – 2:00am EST (America)
2:30am – 7:00am Greenwich Mean Time

Sunday 22 February
1:00pm – 6:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time
9:00pm (Sat) – 2:00am EST (America)
2:00am – 7:00am Greenwich Mean Time

Please note the stream could be on a delay of up to 5 minutes.

YouTube

There will also be 3-4 behind the scenes videos per day from the locker room to the grandstands and everything in between on YouTube. Press conferences and interviews will also be posted at https://www.youtube.com//GolfAust

TV Guide

Australian Television Coverage

ABC: (AEDST)

Thursday 19 February – 3:00pm – 6:00pm (ABC1)
Friday 20 February – 3:00pm – 6:00pm (ABC1)
Saturday 21 February – 1.30pm – 6:00pm (ABC1)
Sunday 22 Feburary – 1:00pm – 6:00pm (ABC1)