Defending champion, and new world No. 1, Sung Hyun Park will headline the field at Wascana Country Club for the 46th annual CP Women’s Open in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The 24-year old Korean will enter off her third win of the season at last week’s Indy Women in Tech Championship. Park will be joined by world No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn and Canadian star Brooke Henderson.
CP Women’s Open
Dates: Aug. 23-26, 2018
Edition: 46th (1973)
Title Sponsor: Canadian Pacific Railway
Where: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Course: Wascana Country Club
Distance: Par 35-37–72, 6,675 yards
Architect: Stanley Thompson (1911)
Format: 156 players, 72 holes, stroke play, 36-hole cut (top 70)
Purse: $2,250,000; $337,500 (Winner)
GOLF Channel: Thu-Fri 10:30 am-1:30 pm; Sat 3-6 pm; Sun 4-7 pm
Defending Champion: Sung Hyun Park
Marquee Players: Park, Ariya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson, Brittany Lincicome, Lydia Ko, Pernilla Lindberg, Georgia Hall, Jessica Korda, Moriya Jutanugarn, Minjee Lee, Annie Park, Sei Young Kim
Notes: This is second of three North American events before the Tour heads overseas until , first to France for the season’s final major at The Evian Championship, then on to Korea to kickoff its six-stop fall swing through Asia… The six most recent champions (four in all) of the CP Women’s Open is essentially a who’s who of current LPGA superstars (2012-2013 Lydia Ko, 2014 So Yeon Ryu, 2015 Ko, 2016 Ariya Jutanugarn, 2017 Sung Hyun Park) with each holding the world No. 1 ranking at some point over the past two years… Speaking of Ko, the three-time winner captured her first two titles as an amateur. Her first, in 2012, set a record as the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA Tour event (15 years, 4 months). She successfully defended her title as an amateur again in 2013, and won for a third time in 2015 (as a pro)… The only other three-time winner is Pat Bradley, who won her titles in 1980, 1985, and 1986. Bradley’s wins, though, were all majors as the then du Maurier Classic was one of the big four on the LPGA from 1979-2000. It was replaced by the Women’s British Open in 2001, while the Evian Championship became the Tour’s fifth major in 2013…
Next Week: Cambia Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in in Portland, Oregon.
(Fact Sheet from PRO GOLF WEEKLY)