By Derek Lawrenson for the Daily Mail
Published: 20:54 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 23:05 BST, 1 August 2019
As Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari showed at the Open two weeks ago, two of the hardest roles in golf are playing in front of your home crowd and being the defending champion at a major.
Enormous credit, therefore, should go to Charley Hull and Georgia Hall, who filled the respective positions with great aplomb in the first round of the AIG Women's British Open on Thursday.
Like Rory, Hull found her hands were shaking as she stood on the first tee at her home club but, thankfully, that is where the comparison ends. The 23-year-old found the fairway instead of out of bounds and played beautifully thereafter as well.
Charley Hull made the most of her local knowledge in the Women's British Open at Woburn
She capped her round off nicely with a classy birdie at the difficult 18th for a 67 that