Canadian Women's Open

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Canadian Pacific Women's Open
Tournament information
Location  Canada - varies
London, Ontario in 2014
Established 1973
Course(s) London Hunt and Country Club
in 2014
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Prize fund US$2.25 million
Month played August
Tournament record score
Aggregate 265 Lydia Ko (2013)
To par −18 Brandie Burton (1998)
−18 Meg Mallon (2004)
Current champion
New Zealand Lydia Ko (a)
Canadian Women's Open is located in Canada
London Hunt & Country Club
London Hunt & Country Club
Location in Canada

The Canadian Pacific Women's Open is a women's professional golf tournament managed by Golf Canada. It has been Canada's national championship tournament since 1973, and is an official event on the LPGA Tour.

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 until 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]

Name changes[edit]

The tournament was first known as La Canadienne; it later became the Peter Jackson Classic (after a brand of Imperial Tobacco cigarettes); it was also called the du Maurier Classic (a reference to du Maurier cigarettes) until Canadian tobacco restrictions came into force.

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.

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.[2]

  • 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
  • 2014–Present: Canadian Pacific Women's Open, Omnium féminin Canadien Pacifique

Winners[edit]

Winners since 2001;[3] purses are fixed in U.S. dollars.

Year Dates Champion Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Tournament
location
Purse
(US $)
Winner's
share
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)[4] 2,000,000 300,000^
2011 Aug 25–28 Brittany Lincicome  United States 275 −13 1 stroke Hillsdale Golf & Country Club, (Mirabel, QC)[5] 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.

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
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 (Vancouver, BC)
1990 Cathy Johnston  United States 276 −16 Westmount Golf & 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 (Vancouver, 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
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
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
1979 Amy Alcott  United States 285 −7 Richelieu Valley Golf Club

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]

This table lists the golfers who have won more than one du Maurier as a major championship.

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

This table lists the golfers who have won more than one Canadian Women's Opens overall.

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

Champions by nationality[edit]

This table lists the total number of titles won by golfers of each nationality.

Nationality Wins as major Overall wins
 United States 18 29
 Australia 2 3
 Peru1 1 1
 Sweden1 1 2
 England 1 1
 New Zealand 0 2
 Canada 0 1
 Mexico 0 1
 Norway 0 1
 South Korea 0 1

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Open purse downsized for VGC". Vancouver Sun.com. March 14, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Golf Canada Welcomes Canadian Pacific as the New Title Sponsor of the Canadian Women's Open". Golf Canada. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "CN Canadian Women's Open past winners". LPGA. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ cncanadianwomensopen.com – press release 2010-08-30 – 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open – accessed 2011-06-29
  5. ^ cncanadianwomensopen.com – press release 2010-05-18 – 2011 CN Canadian Women's Open – accessed 2010-08-23

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°29′42″N 73°54′18″W / 45.495°N 73.905°W / 45.495; -73.905