Canadian Women's Open
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|Location|| Canada - varies
Calgary, Alberta (in 2016)
|Established||1973, 44 years ago|
|Course(s)||Priddis Greens (2016)
|Par||72 in 2016|
|Length||6,681 yards (6,109 m)|
|Format||Stroke play - 72 holes|
|Prize fund||US$2.25 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||265 Lydia Ko (2013)
265 Ryu So-yeon (2014)
265 Ariya Jutanugarn (2016)
|To par||−23 Ryu So-yeon (2014)
−23 Ariya Jutanugarn (2016)
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 its founding in 1973, and is an official event on the LPGA Tour.
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.
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.
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.
- 1973: La Canadienne
- 1974–1983: Classique Peter Jackson Classic
- 1984–1987: Classique du Maurier Classic
- 1988–2000: du Maurier Ltd Classic, Classique du Maurier Ltée
- 2001–2002: Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open, Omnium canadien féminin Banque de Montréal
- 2003–2005: BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open, Omnium canadien féminin BMO Groupe financier
- 2006–2013: CN Canadian Women's Open, Omnium canadien féminin CN
- 2014–Present: Canadian Pacific Women's Open, Omnium féminin Canadien Pacifique
|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)||2,000,000||300,000^|
|2011||Aug 25–28||Brittany Lincicome||United States||275||−13||1 stroke||Hillsdale Golf & Country Club, (Mirabel, QC)||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|
Winners before the event became a major in 1979
|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|
This table lists the golfers who have won more than one du Maurier as a major championship.
|Grand Slam winners ‡|
|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.
|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
This table lists the total number of titles won by golfers of each nationality.
|Nationality||Wins as major||Overall wins|
1 - 1995 du Maurier winner Jenny Lidback had dual citizenship (Peru and Sweden) at the time of her win.
- "Women's Open purse downsized for VGC". Vancouver Sun.com. March 14, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
- "Golf Canada Welcomes Canadian Pacific as the New Title Sponsor of the Canadian Women's Open". Golf Canada. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
- "CN Canadian Women's Open past winners". LPGA. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
- cncanadianwomensopen.com – press release 2010-08-30 – 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open – accessed 2011-06-29
- cncanadianwomensopen.com – press release 2010-05-18 – 2011 CN Canadian Women's Open – accessed 2010-08-23