(Sunningdale, England July 28 2004) The world’s finest women golfers have assembled at Sunningdale GC in Berkshire for the £1.05million Weetabix Women’s British Open, this season’s final major championship, which starts on Thursday.

Annika Sörenstam heads the field, aiming for her second major of the year after winning the 2004 MacDonald’s LPGA Championship, her seventh career major.

Laura Davies – knows the course better than anyone here

But the 40-year-old winner of 66 titles around the world feels she has a great chance this week on a course where she has played countless times as an amateur and professional.

“It’s just one of those courses where you have a chance,” said Davies who equalled the course record of 64 during the first round of the Evian Masters last week.

“If you play really good golf, you can score very well around here. The par fives are all reachable except one which is exceptionally long, but basically, if you’re not playing well, the heather and the trees will take their toll.

“Last time we were here, I was in contention on Sunday and I had that nightmare with the rake and some fool had left it hanging half in and half out. I literally had not shot from 20-yards away from the pin. That pretty much ruined my chances last time.

“I’m still playing well and we just played last week with an alright finish but I know it could have been so much better, which proves to me I can still win.”

Davies only needs one more major championship victory to see her become the first British women to enter the LPGA Hall of Fame, which is dominated by the American players and a of course, the solitary Swede.