Dame Laura Davies hits opening tee shot in 40th Women's Open start

Davies won the Women's Open in 1986 before the event was recognised as a major; 2020 contest being held at Royal Troon for first time

Davies' last major victories came in 1996

The 56-year-old has featured in every edition of the Women's Open since making her debut as a 16-year-old amateur in 1980, with Davies winning the 1986 contest before any of the world's current top 10 were event born.

Davies was handed a 6.30am start time alongside Ireland's Olivia Mehaffey and Canada's Alena Sharp, with tournament officials welcoming her as she made her way to the first tee.


"It was lovely," Davies told Sky Sports. "I got the email last night and didn't even think twice about it, obviously.

"Number one, it's just nice to get out in front of the field but then I thought it was more of an honour than just thinking about that lovely early tee time.

"It was very nerve-wracking and there were a few too many people there for my liking! I was hoping it was just going to be me, my playing partners and the caddies and I could just sneak a two-iron away, but there were a few people there and it was a nice little moment." ผลบอล

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