- In 2022, the prize money will increase to $ 2 million
- Ryann O’Toole confirms title defense in 2022
Trust Golf announced today that they have extended their title sponsorship of the 2022 Trust Golf Women’s Scottish for four more years, increasing the prize pool by 33% to $ 2 million. The tournament will take place at Dundonald Links from July 28th to 31st.
The Thai technology company took on the title sponsor in 2021 as part of its ambition to expand the game of women and develop the next generation of golfers. Trust Golf was founded by Dr. Prin Singhanart, working with the next generation of Thai golf professionals, hopes to build closer ties with Scotland and develop its educational program by sponsoring the Women’s Scottish Open.
Trust Golf founder Dr. Prin Singhanart commented, “We are pleased to announce our continued commitment to the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open and to confirm an increase in the prize fund to $ 2 million. We believe this is a wonderful platform to showcase the work of Trust Golf to a global audience and to continue our efforts to grow the game and create the best opportunities for women golfers. We’re really looking forward to the next four years as the title sponsor of this incredible event and can’t wait for the upcoming edition at Dundonald Links. “
Last year, through VisitScotland, the Scottish Government confirmed its continued support for women’s golf with a five-year funding commitment for the Women’s Scottish Open, with the launch of Trust Golf as the new title sponsor of the European Tour event.
The Scottish Government and VisitScotland have long been involved in women’s golf, having sponsored the Women’s Scottish Open from 2007 and being a partner of the AIG Women’s Open since 2011. The country also hosted the hugely successful Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in 2019, setting a record for participation in a women’s golf event.
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland, said: “We have long been committed to the Women’s Scottish Open and are delighted to have Trust Golf on board as the title sponsor for another four years. Your long-term support enables us to expand this historic tournament and, above all, to continue to support the growth of women’s football in Scotland after our successful Solheim Cup 2019. With an unannounced series of five consecutive weeks of major golf tournaments next summer, it will undoubtedly cement Scotland’s reputation not only as the home of golf but also as the perfect venue for events. ”
Ross Hallett, SVP, Golf Events at IMG added, “This is another important long-term investment in IMG’s extensive golf events portfolio that we are very proud of. As we know, women’s sport has been disproportionately affected over the past two years, so this is a very positive example of women’s golf attracting significant investment. We would like to thank Trust Golf for the further expansion of their partnership and especially Dr. Prin for their passion for the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open and are grateful to Visit Scotland for their continued partnership with IMG and their commitment to supporting women’s golf. ”
After taking her first win at this event last year after winning 228 starts on the Tour with a spectacular bogey-free final of 64, Ryann O’Toole has confirmed that she will return to Dundonald Links next year for her title in 2022 Trust Golf Women’s. to defend Scottish Open.
O’Toole commented: “I can’t wait to return to Scotland next year as the defending champions. Last year a dream came true to win my first LPGA title and being in Scotland, the home of golf, made it even more special. It took me a while to get the win, but now I have it. I’m hungry for more so can’t wait to go back there and do my best to defend. I’m also very excited to see how Dundonald Links has changed since my last visit in 2017. “
The 2022 Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open will be held at Dundonald Links after new owner Darwin Escapes made significant investments to transform the club into one of the UK’s top golf resorts.