2007 Women's British Open
|Dates||2–5 August 2007|
|Location||St Andrews, Fife, Scotland|
|Course(s)||Old Course at St Andrews|
|Organized by||Ladies' Golf Union|
Ladies European Tour
|Length||6,638 yards (6,070 m)|
|Field||149 players, 69 after cut|
The 2007 Women's British Open was the 31st Women's British Open, held 2–5 August at the Old Course at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. It was the seventh as a major championship on the LPGA Tour and the first-ever women's professional event at the Old Course.
Lorena Ochoa shot a bunker-free and bogey-free 67 (−6) in the opening round and led wire-to-wire to win the first of her two major titles, four strokes ahead of runners-up Maria Hjorth and Jee Young Lee.
Prior to Ochoa, the last to win a first major at the Old Course was Tony Lema, 43 years earlier in 1964. This was the first Women's British Open sponsored by Ricoh, the previous twenty were by Weetabix.
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Se Ri Pak||South Korea||2001||73||73||75||72||293||+1||T5|
|Sherri Steinhauer||United States||2006||72||71||80||74||297||+5||T23|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Jeong Jang||South Korea||2005||76||77||153||+7|
|3||Cartgate (Out)||370||4||12||Heathery (In)||314||4|
|4||Ginger Beer||406||4||13||Hole O'Cross (In)||407||4|
|5||Hole O'Cross (Out)||514||5||14||Long||523||5|
|6||Heathery (Out)||369||4||15||Cartgate (In)||414||4|
|7||High (Out)||353||4||16||Corner of the Dyke||381||4|
- The Road Hole, No. 17, was played as a par 5 for this championship, and was the easiest hole relative to par.
Sunday, 5 August 2007
|Place||Player||Nation||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|Jee Young Lee||South Korea||72-73-75-71=291|
|4||Reilley Rankin||United States||73-74-74-71=292||E||110,176|
|T5||Eun-Hee Ji||South Korea||73-71-77-72=293||+1||84,135|
|Se Ri Pak||South Korea||73-73-75-72=293|
|T7||Paula Creamer||United States||73-75-74-72=294||+2||61,098|
|Linda Wessberg||South Korea||74-73-72-75=294|
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- Ladies European Tour: 2007 Ricoh Women's British Open results
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