The CPKC Women's Open (French: Open féminin du Canada) is a women's professional golf tournament managed by Golf Canada. It has been Canada's national championship tournament since its founding in 1973, and is an official event on the LPGA Tour.

CPKC Women's Open
Vancouver is located in Canada
Vancouver
Vancouver
Location of Vancouver
Vancouver is located in British Columbia
Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver (British Columbia)
Tournament information
Location Canada - varies
Vancouver, British Columbia in 2023
Established1973, 51 years ago
Course(s)Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club (2023)
Par72
Length6,709 yards (6,135 m)
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 72 holes
Prize fundUS$2.5 million
Month playedAugust
Tournament record score
Aggregate262 Ko Jin-young (2019)
To par−26 Ko Jin-young (2019)
Current champion
United States Megan Khang

History edit

Originally a three-round (54-hole) tournament for its first six years; it has been a four-round (72-hole) tournament since 1978. From 1979 through 2000, the event was one of the LPGA Tour's four major championships. In 2001, it was replaced in the LPGA's roster of majors by the Women's British Open, an existing event which was already a major on the Ladies European Tour.

In 2007 and 2008, it was the final "winner" event of the LPGA season—i.e., an event in which the winner earns an automatic berth in the LPGA season-ending championship, the LPGA Tour Championship. As of 2009, the LPGA no longer uses this system to determine players who qualify for the Tour Championship. From 2007 to 2009, the CWO was the third richest event on the LPGA Tour, behind only the U.S. Women's Open and the Evian Masters in France. The prize fund was reduced in 2010 and 2012, but the $2.25 million purse remains among the highest on the LPGA Tour.[1]

In 2012, amateur Lydia Ko became the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA Tour event. At 15 years and four months, she surpassed the record set by Lexi Thompson at 16 years and seven months in September 2011. Ko's win also made her only the fifth amateur to have won an LPGA Tour event, and the first in over 43 years. She successfully defended her win as an amateur in 2013, and won her third in 2015 as a professional.

In 2018 Brooke Henderson became the first Canadian in 45 years, and only the second ever after Jocelyne Bourassa won the inaugural event in 1973, to win Canada's national open.[2]

Title sponsorship edit

The tournament was first known as La Canadienne, as the event was held in Quebec. In 1974, it was sponsored by Imperial Tobacco Canada, becoming the Peter Jackson Classic until 1984, after which it became the du Maurier Classic; both Peter Jackson and du Maurier are cigarettes within the Imperial Tobacco Canada umbrella. Imperial Tobacco Canada's sponsorship ended after 2000 because of Canadian tobacco restrictions.

From 1988 to 2000 both Classique du Maurier Ltée and du Maurier Ltd Classic were official because of Canada's Official Languages Act. In 1988, the tournament added the Ltd/Ltée designation because of the Tobacco Products Control Act. Under the rule, the full name of the manufacturer was required on promotional material as opposed to a tobacco brand name, so Imperial Tobacco registered their brands as separate corporate entities to avoid the ban.

In 2001, the Bank of Montréal took over sponsorship of the event for five years and renamed it the BMO Canadian Women's Open, or Omnium canadien féminin BMO. It was the first year the tournament was officially called the Canadian Women's Open, a title that the Golf Canada now recognises for all past playings.

In 2006, the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) became the new title sponsor of the event and the championship was called the CN Canadian Women's Open, or Omnium canadien féminin CN.

In November 2013, Canadian Pacific Railway Company took over title sponsorship of the Canadian Women's Open and the event name was changed to Canadian Pacific Women's Open, or Omnium féminin Canadien Pacifique. Canadian Pacific also increased the purse to $2.25 million USD.[3] Canadian Pacific merged with Kansas City Southern Railway in 2023 as Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC).[4][5]

  • 1973: La Canadienne
  • 19741983: Classique Peter Jackson Classic
  • 19841987: Classique du Maurier Classic
  • 19882000: du Maurier Ltd Classic, Classique du Maurier Ltée
  • 20012002: Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open, Omnium canadien féminin Banque de Montréal
  • 20032005: BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open, Omnium canadien féminin BMO Groupe financier
  • 20062013: CN Canadian Women's Open, Omnium canadien féminin CN
  • 20142017: Canadian Pacific Women's Open, Omnium féminin Canadien Pacifique
  • 20182022: CP Women's Open, Omnium féminin CP
  • 2023–present: CPKC Women's Open, Omnium féminin CPKC

Winners edit

 
Brooke Henderson holding the trophy after her victory at the 2018 Canadian Women's Open

Winners since 2001;[6] purses are fixed in U.S. dollars.

Year Dates Champion Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Tournament
location
Purse
(US$)
Winner's
share ($)
2023 Aug 24–27 Megan Khang   United States 279 −9 Playoff Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club (Vancouver, BC) 2,500,000 375,000
2022 Aug 25–28 Paula Reto   South Africa 265 −19 1 stroke Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club (Ottawa, ON) 2,350,000 352,500
2020, 2021: Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic[7]
2019 Aug 22–25 Ko Jin-young   South Korea 262 −26 5 strokes Magna Golf Club (Aurora, ON) 2,250,000 337,500
2018 Aug 23–26 Brooke Henderson   Canada 267 −21 4 strokes Wascana Country Club (Regina, SK) 2,250,000 337,500
2017 Aug 24–27 Park Sung-hyun   South Korea 271 −13 2 strokes Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club (Ottawa, ON) 2,250,000 337,500
2016 Aug 25–28 Ariya Jutanugarn   Thailand 265 −23 4 strokes Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club (Calgary, AB) 2,250,000 337,500
2015 Aug 20–23 Lydia Ko (3)   New Zealand 276 −12 Playoff Vancouver Golf Club, (Coquitlam, BC) 2,250,000 337,500
2014 Aug 21–24 Ryu So-yeon   South Korea 265 −23 2 strokes London Hunt and Country Club (London, ON) 2,250,000 337,500
2013 Aug 22–25 Lydia Ko (a) (2)   New Zealand 265 −15 5 strokes Royal Mayfair Golf Club, (Edmonton, AB) 2,000,000 300,000^
2012 Aug 23–26 Lydia Ko (a)   New Zealand 275 −13 3 strokes Vancouver Golf Club, (Coquitlam, BC)[8] 2,000,000 300,000^
2011 Aug 25–28 Brittany Lincicome   United States 275 −13 1 stroke Hillsdale Golf & Country Club, (Mirabel, QC)[9] 2,250,000 337,500
2010 Aug 26–29 Michelle Wie   United States 276 −12 3 strokes St. Charles Country Club, (Winnipeg, MB) 2,250,000 337,500
2009 Sep 3–6 Suzann Pettersen   Norway 269 −15 5 strokes Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club (Calgary, AB) 2,750,000 412,500
2008 Aug 14–17 Katherine Hull   Australia 277 −11 1 stroke Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club (Ottawa, ON) 2,250,000 337,500
2007 Aug 16–19 Lorena Ochoa   Mexico 268 −16 3 strokes Royal Mayfair Golf Club (Edmonton, AB) 2,250,000 337,500
2006 Aug 10–13 Cristie Kerr   United States 276 −12 1 stroke London Hunt and Country Club (London, ON) 1,700,000 255,000
2005 Jul 14–17 Meena Lee   South Korea 279 −9 1 stroke Glen Arbour Golf Course (Halifax, NS) 1,300,000 195,000
2004 Jul 8–11 Meg Mallon (3)   United States 270 −18 4 strokes Legends on the Niagara (Niagara Falls, ON) 1,300,000 195,000
2003 Jul 10–13 Beth Daniel   United States 276 −13 1 stroke Point Grey Golf & Country Club (Vancouver, BC) 1,300,000 195,000
2002 Aug 15–18 Meg Mallon (2)   United States 284 −4 3 strokes Summerlea Golf and Country Club (Montreal, QC) 1,200,000 180,000
2001 Aug 16–19 Annika Sörenstam   Sweden 272 −16 2 strokes Angus Glen Golf Club (Markham, ON) 1,200,000 180,000

^ Since Ko was an amateur, runners-up Inbee Park in 2012 and Karine Icher in 2013 won the $300,000 winner's share.
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.

Winners when the event was a major, from 1979 to 2000

Year Champion Country Score To par Tournament
Location
2000 Meg Mallon   United States 282 −6 Royal Ottawa Golf Club (Gatineau, QC)
1999 Karrie Webb   Australia 277 −11 Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club (Calgary, AB)
1998 Brandie Burton (2)   United States 270 −18 Essex Golf & Country Club (Windsor, ON)
1997 Colleen Walker   United States 278 −14 Glen Abbey Golf Course (Oakville, ON)
1996 Laura Davies   England 277 −11 Edmonton Country Club (Edmonton, AB)
1995 Jenny Lidback   Peru
  Sweden
280 −8 Beaconsfield Golf Club (Beaconsfield, QC)
1994 Martha Nause   United States 279 −9 Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club (Ottawa, ON)
1993 Brandie Burton   United States 277 −11PO London Hunt Club (London, ON)
1992 Sherri Steinhauer   United States 277 −11 St. Charles Country Club (Winnipeg, MB)
1991 Nancy Scranton   United States 279 −9 Vancouver Golf Club (Coquitlam, BC)
1990 Cathy Johnston   United States 276 −16 Westmount Golf and Country Club (Kitchener, ON)
1989 Tammie Green   United States 279 −9 Beaconsfield Golf Club (Beaconsfield, QC)
1988 Sally Little   United States 279 −9 Vancouver Golf Club (Coquitlam, BC)
1987 Jody Rosenthal   United States 272 −16 Islesmere Golf Club (Laval, QC)
1986 Pat Bradley (3)   United States 276 −12PO Board of Trade Country Club (Woodbridge, ON)
1985 Pat Bradley (2)   United States 278 −10 Beaconsfield Golf Club (Beaconsfield, QC)
1984 Juli Inkster   United States 279 −9 St. George's Golf and Country Club (Toronto, ON)
1983 Hollis Stacy   United States 277 −11 Beaconsfield Golf Club (Beaconsfield, QC)
1982 Sandra Haynie   United States 280 −8 St. George's Golf and Country Club (Toronto, ON)
1981 Jan Stephenson   Australia 278 −10 Summerlea Golf & Country Club (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC)
1980 Pat Bradley   United States 277 −15 St. George's Golf and Country Club (Toronto, ON)
1979 Amy Alcott   United States 285 −7 Richelieu Valley Golf Club (Sainte-Julie, QC)

Winners before the event became a major in 1979

Year Champion Country Score To par Tournament
Location
1978 JoAnne Carner (2)   United States 278 −14 St. George's Golf and Country Club
1977 Judy Rankin   United States 212 −4 Lachute Golf Club
1976 Donna Caponi   United States 212 −4PO Cedar Brae Golf & Country Club
1975 JoAnne Carner   United States 214 −5PO St. George's Golf and Country Club
1974 Carole Jo Skala   United States 208 −11 Candiac Golf Club
1973 Jocelyne Bourassa   Canada 214 −5PO Montreal Municipal Golf Club

Multiple champions edit

Multiple winners as a major championship (1979–2000)

Grand Slam winners ‡
Champion Country Total Years
Pat Bradley   United States 3 1980, 1985, 1986
Brandie Burton   United States 2 1993, 1998

Multiple winners of the event since 1973

Champion Country Total Years
Pat Bradley   United States 3 1980, 1985, 1986
Meg Mallon   United States 3 2000, 2002, 2004
Lydia Ko   New Zealand 3 2012(a), 2013(a), 2015
JoAnne Carner   United States 2 1975, 1978
Brandie Burton   United States 2 1993, 1998

(a) - denotes won tournaments as an amateur.

Champions by nationality edit

Nationality Wins as major Overall wins
  United States 18 30
  Australia 2 3
  Peru1 1 1
  Sweden1 1 2
  England 1 1
  South Africa 0 1
  New Zealand 0 3
  South Korea 0 3
  Canada 0 2
  Mexico 0 1
  Norway 0 1
  Thailand 0 1

1 - 1995 du Maurier winner Jenny Lidback had dual citizenship (Peru and Sweden) at the time of her win.

Future sites edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Women's Open purse downsized for VGC". Vancouver Sun.com. March 14, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "Brooke Henderson 1st Canadian woman in 45 years to win national golf title". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. August 26, 2018. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Golf Canada Welcomes Canadian Pacific as the New Title Sponsor of the Canadian Women's Open". Golf Canada. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  4. ^ Reynolds, Christopher (April 14, 2023). "CP Rail, Kansas City Southern merger clears path for more cargo, but hitches remain". CBC News. Retrieved April 18, 2023.
  5. ^ Chokshi, Niraj; Walker, Mark (March 15, 2023). "U.S. Approves $31 Billion Merger of Two Big Railroads". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 21, 2023.
  6. ^ "CN Canadian Women's Open past winners". LPGA. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  7. ^ Chidley-Hill, John (June 30, 2020). "CP Women's Open cancelled for September; Shaughnessy remains host for 2021". CBC. The Canadian Press. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  8. ^ cncanadianwomensopen.com – press release 2010-08-30 – 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open – accessed 2011-06-29
  9. ^ cncanadianwomensopen.com – press release 2010-05-18 – 2011 CN Canadian Women's Open – accessed 2010-08-23

External links edit

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