There is not much that can beat playing on the old court alongside Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lee Trevino. But Georgia Hall is ready to try it out at the AIG Women’s Open this week and repeat her tournaments from four years ago
Georgia Hall had always dreamed of one day playing alongside her champ, Tiger Woods. The 2018 women’s champion had the chance to live before the 150th Open when she was invited to play in the R&A’s Celebration of Champions alongside the 15-time Main Champion, as well as Rory McIlroy and Lee Trevino.
“I will definitely be framing this photo sooner rather than later,” Hall says, referring to the group photo taken on the Suilkan Bridge alongside Jack Nicklaus. “[It’s] Definitely one of the best moments of my career.”
Speaking ahead of the Women’s Scottish Open in Donald last week, Hall also revealed that she got the chance to pick Rory McIlroy’s brains during the four-hole show, which has already led to a change in her status.
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“I started using a streak on the golf ball last week [at the Evian Championship] For the first time in two years, because we talked about it briefly, I’m probably putting together my best this year. So I will continue to do so.”
Hall finished in a tie at eighth at Evian, her third top-10 in her last six majors, and was in contention at the Women’s Scottish Open entering the weekend before returning to tie in 18th on 10 under par. However, she will take the short trip to Muirfield while cementing her reputation as a links specialist having also placed second behind Anna Nordqvist at Carnoustie last year.
She already knows what it takes to win the Women’s Open, and with 36,000 fans expected this year, Hall is excited about the prospect of playing at Muirfield for the first time.
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“I’ve never played it, but I’ve heard a lot of great things about the course,” says the 26-year-old. “One of my goals is to compete more in the major tournaments and I always feel I have a good chance at the British Open.
“You don’t need to travel far and it’s obviously in Scotland which I love. It’s still my favorite event of the year. I tend to have a fairly strong stance there most of the time, so I feel confident going into that.”
Hall will be one of 19 Britons vying for the $7.3 million prize, which is more than double what it was in 2018. Live coverage of all four rounds at Muirfield will be shown on Sky Sports Golf with highlights after each day broadcast live on BBC and BBC. iPlayer.
You can read our full interview with Bronte Law, who defeated Georgia Hall in the Aramco Team Series – London title at the Centurion Club, in the upcoming issue of Today’s Golfer.
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