WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CP WOMEN’S OPEN
- Jocelyne Bourassa, who won the inaugural CP Women’s Open (then called the La Canadienne) in 1973, is the only Canadian to win the country’s national championship
- Since 2001, five Americans have won the CP Women’s Open a combined six times: Meg Mallon (2002, 2004), Beth Daniel (2003), Cristie Kerr (2006), Michelle Wie (2010) and Brittany Lincicome (2011)
- From 1979 to 2000, the tournament was a major on the LPGA Tour and known by a series of names, most famously the du Maurier Classic; notable winners of this major include World Golf Hall of Fame members Amy Alcott (1979), Pat Bradley (1980, 1985, 1986), Sandra Haynie (1982), Hollis Stacy (1983), Juli Inkster (1984), Laura Davies (1996), Karrie Webb (1999) and Mallon (2000)
- The 2019 CP Women’s Open will be held at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ontario
- Golf Canada and CP recently announced an extension of the title sponsorship through 2023
#CPHASHEART BENEFITS JIM PATTISON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Since CP assumed title sponsorship in 2011, the CP Women’s Open has raised $6.5 million in support of children’s heart health.
“The work that they have done for the communities as the tournament has moved across the country is really unbelievable,” said CP Ambassador Brooke Henderson. “It's amazing to be a part of, even though I'm a very small part of that. It's a really proud moment for me to see that check at the end of the week and see the money and see the lives they're not only helping to save but help make better.”
The 2019 tournament benefits the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, which will open in 2019 as Saskatchewan’s first dedicated children’s hospital. The “Frog Pod” at the Pediatric Outpatients Clinic will treat pediatric cardiology patients and will include three echocardiography exam rooms, a pulmonary function technology lab, an exercise challenge room, a regular exam room and a staff echocardiology reading room.
For more information, visit cpwomensopen.com/charity-information
CP WOMEN’S OPEN IS LAP 24 IN RACE TO THE CME GLOBE
This week’s CP Women’s Open marks the 24th lap of the 2018 Race to the CME Globe. Ariya Jutanugarn continues to sit atop the standings with 3,413 points, followed by Minjee Lee with 2,199 points. Sung Hyun Park sits third with 2,003 points, followed by Moriya Jutanugarn (1,964 points) and Jin Young Ko (1,939 points).
Throughout the season’s official events, LPGA Members will battle for position, with the top 12 players after the Blue Bay LPGA heading into the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship with the opportunity to take home a $1 million bonus, the biggest prize in women’s golf.
All tournaments have the same point values except for the five major championships, which carry 25 percent more value. For all events with a cut, points are awarded to members who make the cut, while for events without a cut, points are awarded to members who finish in the top 40 and ties.
Points will be reset for the CME Group Tour Championship following the Blue Bay LPGA, with the top 72 LPGA Members, as well as any non-Member winners and alternates, seeded into the championship field. For the top five players, it’s easy – win the CME Group Tour Championship and take home $1 million. However, the top 12 in the points race all have a mathematical chance to take the title of Race to the CME Globe Champion and win the coveted check.
In 2017, Lexi Thompson became the first American winner of the Race to the CME Globe and the accompanying $1 million prize. She joined Lydia Ko (2014, 2015) and Ariya Jutanugarn (2016) as the only players to hoist the crystal trophy.