A look at some of the top player picks for the CN Canadian Women’s Open, which begins Thursday at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada:
- Caroline Hedwall: After becoming the first player with a 5-0 record in a Solheim Cup and securing the winning point for Europe, the 24-year-old Hedwall comes to Canada with a ton of momentum. What better week for the Swede to earn her first LPGA victory, especially since she is paired with Solheim Cup foe Paula Creamer the first two rounds.
- Na Yeon Choi: Three weeks ago, Choi was in position to win for the first time in 2013 at the Ricoh Women’s British Open but was overtaken by Stacy Lewis down the stretch at St. Andrews. Choi has won at least one tournament in each of the last four seasons and has seven top-10 finishes and two runner-ups this year.
- Brittany Lang: Lang had the best American record in the Solheim Cup (3-1-0) and is bound to feel the Canadian love after winning her first LPGA event last summer at the Manulife Financial in Ontario. She may also be inspired by a pairing with France’s Karine Icher and Na Yeon Choi.
- Charley Hull: Last year a 15-year-old won, so why not a 17-year-old this year? England’s Hull is making only her third career professional start in a LPGA event, but the stage wasn’t too big last week when she had a 2-1-0 record in the Solheim Cup. Plus, she’s paired with defending champion Lydia Ko, now age 16, in perhaps the start of a long rivalry.
Topics: Canadian Pacific Women's Open