Golf Canada, in partnership with title sponsor Canadian Pacific (CP), has introduced that lots of the world’s high gamers have dedicated to compete within the celebrated return of the 2022 CP Ladies’s Open from August 22-28 at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Membership in Ottawa, Ont.
Main the cost is defending champion Jin Younger Ko, at the moment ranked no. 1 on the planet and no. 9 on the present LPGA Tour Cash Listing, who gained in 2019—greater than 1,000 days in the past—previous to the previous two of cancellation due the worldwide pandemic.
Native favorite and 11-time LPGA Tour winner Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., an honorary member of Ottawa Hunt at the moment ranked no. 10 on the LPGA Tour cash record, will be part of Ko in main a discipline of early commitments that embrace 16 of the highest 20 gamers on the present LPGA Tour cash record (10 of the top-10 & 41 of the top-50), seven previous CP Ladies’s Open championships, and 11 in 12 months winners together with all 2022 Main winners.
The early participant commitments to problem for the $2.35 million USD purse—one of many largest prizes on the LPGA Tour—will embrace golf’s brightest stars together with rising abilities in Canadian golf.
Henderson, a CP Ambassador who made historical past on the Wascana Nation Membership in Regina in 2018 changing into the primary Canadian for the reason that late Jocelyne Bourassa 45 years earlier to win Canada’s Nationwide Ladies’s Open, will probably be joined in Ottawa by fellow Canadians Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Maddie Szeryk, Alena Sharp, Jaclyn Lee, Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Selena Costabile, in addition to a group of gifted Canadian athletes who’re anticipated to obtain match exemptions within the coming weeks to compete in Canada’s Nationwide Ladies’s Open Championship.
Reigning Canadian Ladies’s Beginner champion Lauren Zaretsky of Thornhill, Ont. has additionally earned an exemption together with US beginner standout Anna Davis who gained the 2022 Augusta Nationwide Ladies’s Beginner.
Canadian golf legend Lorie Kane of Charlottetown, PEI, a member of the Canadian Golf Corridor of Fame, Order of Canada, and up to date inductee into Canada’s Sports activities Corridor of Fame, will compete in her document 30th CP Ladies’s Open. A four-time winner on the LPGA Tour, Kane has confirmed that the 2022 occasion will probably be her ultimate enjoying look in Canada’s Nationwide Ladies’s Open Championship.
The 156-player discipline will probably be returning to the nationwide capital for a fifth time with Ottawa Hunt able to host their fourth CP Ladies’s Open and first since 2017. The membership is working its method again to premium kind following a significant storm again in mid-Could which precipitated in depth injury to the golf course together with the removing of 1,100 bushes on the property.
The 2022 version of the CP Ladies’s Open will probably be a be celebrated return to the LPGA schedule and the group is worked up with a full roster of 1,300 volunteers confirmed for the occasion. Ottawa golf followers turned out in document trend in 2017 to cheer on Henderson, the native sensation together with the celebrities of the LPGA Tour. Ticket gross sales are shifting with nice tempo and one of many largest company construct footprints in occasion historical past will see fan and hospitality constructions situated on holes 15 via 18.
“Along with our mates at CP we’re very proud after two years of cancellation to be again in our nation’s capital in an enormous method for the celebrated return of the CP Ladies’s Open,” mentioned Match Director Ryan Paul. “Golf followers on this group have gotten behind our Nationwide Ladies’s Open Championship in a significant method and with the extra of fabulous new fan and associate activations in addition to digital enhancements to the match expertise, we are able to’t wait to get again to Ottawa Hunt and placed on an can’t miss summer season celebration.”
EARLY PLAYER COMMITMENTS:
Ko and Henderson are two of seven previous CP Ladies’s Open champions confirmed for Ottawa Hunt together with, Ariya Jutanugarn (2016), So Yeon Ryu (2014), Katherine Kirk (2008), Cristie Kerr (2006) and three-time winner Lydia Ko (2015, 2013, 2012) who will probably be chasing a document fourth CP Ladies’s Open title.
Ko and Henderson, at the moment ranked no. 9 and 10 respectively on the LPGA Tour Cash Listing, will probably be amongst 16 of the present top-20 gamers (10 of top-10 / 41 of top-50) on the 2022 LPGA Cash Listing confirmed for Ottawa Hunt together with Minjee Lee (1), In Gee Chun (2), Lexi Thompson (3), Jennifer Kupcho (4), Hye-Jin Choi (5), Lydia Ko (6), Atthya Thitikul (7), Mina Harigae (8), Nasa Hataoka (11), Jessica Korda (13), Hyo Joo Kim (14), Celine Boutier (16), Xiyo Lin (17), Eun-Hee Ji (19), and Madelene Sagstrom (20).
CP HAS HEART CHARITY CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT THE CHEO FOUNDATION:
Canadian Pacific and Golf Canada are proud to assist the Youngsters’s Hospital of Japanese Ontario (CHEO) Basis as the first charitable beneficiary for the 2022 Canadian Pacific Ladies’s Open. Among the many charitable engagements match week would be the Birdies for Coronary heart gap on no. 15 at Ottawa Hunt with $5,000 donation made for each birdie made on the opening throughout the 4 rounds of the competitors. As well as, CP can also be proud to assist a group beneficiary within the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Basis in assist paediatric cardiac care. Within the 9 years of CP’s title sponsorship of the CP Ladies’s Open, greater than $13 million has been raised to assist youngsters’s coronary heart well being in Canada.
CP WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT RETURNS TO KICK OF TOURNAMENT WEEK:
Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific will host the fifth annual CP Ladies’s Management Summit on Tuesday, August 23 on the Infinity Conference Centre as a part of the weeklong pleasure of the 2022 CP Ladies’s Open. The CP Ladies’s Management Summit will convey collectively like-minded businesspeople from throughout the nation for a day of networking, empowerment, and philanthropy. The Summit may also increase consciousness for the CP Ladies’s Open, with attendees receiving entry to the match throughout the week. For extra details about the CP Ladies’s Management Summit, together with tickets and sponsorship alternatives, please go to www.cpwomensopen.com/wls.
2022 CP WOMEN’S OPEN WELCOME “THE RINK” FAN EXPERIENCE:
Golf Canada is happy to introduce the fan-favourite Rink gap spectator expertise to the CP Ladies’s Open for the primary time. The energetic hockey-themed gap, full with fan-pounding rink boards, volunteers dressed as referees and a surrounding hospitality expertise will probably be located on par-3 17th gap at Ottawa Hunt.
CP WOMEN’S OPEN BROADCAST:
The 2022 CP Ladies’s Open will function 4 days of home and worldwide tv broadcast protection together with Canadian broadcast associate TSN in addition to worldwide protection on GOLF channel. For the primary time ever, the CP Ladies’s Open may also be broadcast on US community tv with Sunday’s ultimate spherical protection on CBS.
KIDS 12-AND-UNDER GET IN FREE…
Golf Canada and CP are dedicated to providing a fan pleasant, household occasion with the CP Ladies’s Open. To introduce extra juniors to the game, youngsters aged 12-and-under get FREE admission to the CP Ladies’s Open for your complete week.