The word ‘British’ has been scrubbed from the tournament name as part of a 2-year sponsorship extension with New York-based AIG for what will be known as the AIG Women's Open
Removed: The word “British” from the Women’s British Open, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the LPGA announcing AIG’s two-year sponsorship extension, through 2025. AIG, or American International Group, is a New York-based multinational corporation that deals in finance and insurance. This year’s AIG Women’s Open, which is overseen by the R&A but part of the LPGA schedule, is scheduled for Aug. 20-23 at Royal Troon in Scotland. The tournament, which dates to 1976, has been part of the LPGA schedule since 1994 and has been a women's major championship since 2001. After a 5½-month suspension because of the global coronavirus pandemic, the LPGA is scheduled to restart its season July 31 with the inaugural Drive On Championship, the first of two consecutive events in the Toledo, Ohio, area.
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