All tee times are local tournament time
Ariya Jutanugarn, Jessica Korda, In Gee Chun
8:17 a.m., 10th Tee
Ariya Jutanguarn was recently bumped from the top spot on the Rolex Rankings after Sung Hyun Park’s week last week, but the three-time winner in 2018 comes to Wascana Country Club feeling confident. She’s a past CP Women’s Open winner, and won the final Manulife Financial Classic in 2017 (the second event in Canada). Her short-game coach is also Canadian. “I think I love Canada,” she said with a smile during her press conference Tuesday.
Jutanguarn sits atop both the money list and the Race to the CME Globe.
She’s paired with Jessica Korda, who captured her first event of the year at the Honda LPGA Thailand while still recovering from off-season jaw surgery. Korda last played the CP Women’s Open in 2016, where she finished tied for 37th. She has three other top-5 finishes on the year including a T3 at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Chun has three top-10s on the year and finished tied for third at last year’s CP Women’s Open. She’s looking for her first win since 2016. She had five runner-up finishes a year ago.
Georgia Hall, Lexi Thompson, Lydia Ko
8:28 a.m., 10th Tee
Georgia Hall hasn’t teed it up since her emotionally-charged win at the Ricoh Women’s British Open on home soil, and she returns to action this week at another national championship. The Englishwoman is second in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year race after notching her maiden LPGA Tour victory a few weeks ago.
Hall is paired with Lexi Thompson, who returned to the LPGA Tour last week to defend her title at the Indy Women in Tech Championship, where she finished tied for 12th. Thompson last played the CP Women’s Open in 2015, where she ended up T9. She has five top-10s on the year.
Lydia Ko, meanwhile, is looking for a bit of history this week. No one has won the CP Women’s Open four times, and Ko has a chance to do just that. Two of her CP Women’s Open victories came while she was an amateur (in 2012 and 2013), and then one as a professional in 2015. Ko won for the first time in almost two years at the LPGA Mediheal Championship in April.
Jin Young Ko, Brittany Lincicome, Shanshan Feng
1:32 p.m., First Tee
On the heels of a victory and 10 top-10 finishes this year, Jin Young Ko has a stranglehold on the Rookie of the Year race in 2018. She comes into the week after notching a fourth-place result at the Indy in Tech Championship. She makes her debut at the CP Women’s Open this week in Regina.
Ko is paired with past champion Brittany Lincicome, who won in 2011. Lincicome captured the first event of the LPGA Tour season in the Bahamas and has two other top-10s since then. She also teed it up on the PGA TOUR at the Barbasol Championship in July.
Former world No. 1 Shanshan Feng rounds out the group. Feng won three times last year but has yet to find the winner’s circle this year. She does, however, have four top-5 results this year and finished tied for third at the CP Women’s Open in 2017.
Brooke Henderson, Sung Hyun Park, Anna Nordqvist
1:43 p.m., First Tee
Brooke Henderson leads the 16-golfer Canadian contingent this week in Regina, but if she wants to lift her most coveted trophy, she’ll have to go through some stiff competition this week. Henderson has a win already this year, at the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii, but has been marred with personal tragedy this summer, losing both her grandfathers in the last six weeks. She says she’s eager to get inside the ropes and put on a good show for the Canadian fans.
Henderson is paired with the 2017 CP Women’s Open champion Sung Hyun Park. Park comes into the week on top of the Rolex Rankings. She won her third event of the year (including the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship) last week at the Indy Women in Tech Championship.
Anna Nordqvist joins Park and Henderson. She has five top-10s on the year but is looking for her first victory since last year’s Evian Championship. Nordqvist last played the CP Women’s Open in 2016 where she tied for fifth.