Georgia Hall’s victory Sunday in the Women’s British Open represented not only her first major victory, but one of the dominant performances in tournament history.
Hall won with a Z Score of -2.67, the fifth most dominant performance since the tournament received major status in 2001. Not since Jiyai Shin won in 2012 with a -3.62 Z Score has any woman posted a more dominant British Open victory.
It was also the most dominant major tournament showing by any player – male or female – this season, and the most dominant by a woman since in Gee Chun won the 2016 Evian Masters with a -2.97 Z Score.
The field average for all players completing four rounds at Royal Lytham and St Anne’s was 286.71; Hall’s four-round total of 271 was nearly 16 strokes below that field average.
Here are the 10 most exceptional Women’s British Open performances since the tournament was designated as a major in 2001 based on winner’s Z Score:
Rank Player Year Course Z Score
1 Jiyai Shin 2012 Royal Liverpool -3.62
2 Yani Tseng 2011 Carnoustie -2.83
3 Yani Tseng 2010 Royal Birkdale -2.77
4 Jeong Jang 2005 Royal Birkdale -2.70
5 Georgia Hall 2018 Royal Lytham -2.67
6 I.K. Kim 2017 Kingsbarns -2.66
7 Inbee Park 2015 Trump Turnberry -2.59
8 Jiyai Shin 2008 Sunningdale -2.56
9 Ariya Jutanugarn 2016 Woburn -2.50
10 Karen Stupples 2004 Royal Lytham -2.46