Defending champion Jin Young Ko and Canadian star Brooke Henderson headline field for 2022 CPKC Women’s Open

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Golf Canada in partnership with Canadian Pacific (CP) announced today the final field of competitors set to challenge for the 2022 CPKC Women’s Open taking place August 22-28 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club in Ottawa, Ont.

After winning the event in 2019, current Rolex Rankings world no. 1 Jin Young Ko will look to defend her title after two years of cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 13-time LPGA Tour winner leads a stellar field that includes 82 of the top-100 players on the CME Globe standings including 18 of the top-20.

Canadian sensation and CP ambassador Brooke Henderson from nearby Smith’s Falls, Ont., who won the event in 2018, is sure to be crowd favourite once again at Canada’s National Open Championship. The 24-year-old honorary member at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club is a 12-time LPGA Tour champion and two-time major winner—the most accomplished Canadian professional golfer in history.

Joining Henderson (2) and Ko (10) among the top-20 CME Globe standing competitors are Minjee Lee (1), Jennifer Kupcho (3), Lydia Ko (4),  In Gee Chun (5), Atthaya Thitikul (6), Lexi Thompson (7), Nasa Hataoka (8), Celine Boutier (9), Hye-Jin Choi (12), Madelene Sagstrom (14), Ayaka Furue (15), Nanna Koerstz Madsen (16), Ashleigh Buhai (17), Danielle Kang (18), Xiyu Lin (19), and Hannah Green (20). Other global stars set to compete include Rolex World No. 3 Nelly Korda, No. 12 Sei Young Kim, No. 14 Jessica Korda, and No. 31 Charley Hull.

The field will include 14 in-year winners including all five 2022 LPGA Tour Major winners as well as seven past CPKC Women’s Open champions – Jin Young Ko (2019), Brooke Henderson (2018), Sung Hyun Park (2017), Ariya Jutanugarn (2016), Lydia Ko (2012, 2013 & 2015), So Yeon Ryu (2014) and Cristie Kerr (2006).

Henderson will also headline a field of 15 Canadians competing in the 48th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship alongside fellow LPGA Tour players Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que. Maddie Szeryk of London, Ont. and LPGA Tour veteran Alena Sharp of Hamilton, Ont. The group will be joined by Team Canada Young Pro athletes Rebecca Lee-Bentham of Toronto, Megan Osland of Kelowna, B.C., and Selena Costabile of Thornhill, Ont. Reigning Canadian Women’s Amateur champion Monet Chun of Richmond Hill, Ont., who finished runner-up last week at the US Women’s Amateur will be joined by fellow Team Canada members Savannah Grewal of Mississauga, Ont., and Sarah-Eve Rhéaume of Boischatel, Que., as well as Katie Cranston Oakville, Ont. and Lauren Zaretsky of Thornhill, Ont. Also receiving an exemption to compete in the 2022 CPKC Women’s Open is Valerie Tanguay of Saint Hyacinthe, Que. as well as Team Canada member Brigitte Thibault of Rosemère, Que., who recently turned professional.

CP ambassador Lorie Kane of Charlottetown, P.E.I. will be in Ottawa competing in her record 30th and final career appearance as a player at the CPKC Women’s Open. A member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Canada Sports Hall of Fame, Kane made her debut at Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship in 1991 and has played in each of the 29 tournaments since.

“The field is set, and we are extremely proud to the welcome the world’s best players back to our Nation’s Capital for the 48th playing of the CPKC Women’s Open,” said Ryan Paul, Tournament Director of the CPKC Women’s Open. “After two years of cancelation because of the pandemic, we know that Canadian golf fans and event enthusiasts are excited to join us at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club for the celebrated return of the LPGA Tour to Canada.”

The final four exemptions into the 2022 CPKC Women’s Open will be awarded on Monday, August 22 at the Monday Qualifier played at The Marshes Golf Club.

A full field list of players confirmed to compete in the 2022 CPKC Women’s Open is available online here.

The field of 156 competitors will vie for the $2.35 million USD purse with the champion taking home $352,500.

One of Canada’s premier annual sporting events, the CPKC Women’s Open features miles of front row seating for golf fans to experience Canada’s lone stop on the LPGA Tour. General admission tickets, starting at just $20 for early week access, provide access to the grounds to get an up-close look at the stars of the LPGA Tour. Tournament rounds for Thursday, Friday and Saturday are just $50; a Sunday final-round ticket is $60; and a weeklong, fully transferable ticket is $120. A specially priced youth ticket (13-17 years old) is also available while juniors aged 12-and-under gain FREE grounds admission all week long. A full list of ticket packages and pricing is available online at www.cpkcwomensopen.com/tickets.

Canadian Pacific and Golf Canada are proud to support the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Foundation as the primary charitable beneficiary for the 2022 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open. Among the charitable engagements tournament week will be the Birdies for Heart hole on no. 15 at Ottawa Hunt with $5,000 donation made for every birdie made on the hole during the four rounds of the competition. In addition, CP is also proud to support a community beneficiary in the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital Foundation in support paediatric cardiac care. In the nine years of CP’s title sponsorship of the CPKC Women’s Open, more than $13 million has been raised to support children’s heart health in Canada.
Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific will host the fifth annual CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit on Tuesday, August 23 at the Infinity Convention Centre as part of the weeklong excitement of the 2022 CPKC Women’s Open. The CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit will bring together like-minded businesspeople from across the country for a day of networking, empowerment, and philanthropy. The Summit, which will be headlined by renowned Canadian venture capitalist Arlene Dickinson as the keynote speaker, will also raise awareness for the CPKC Women’s Open, with attendees receiving access to the tournament during the week. For more information about the CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit, including panels, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.cpkcwomensopen.com/wls.  
Golf Canada is pleased to introduce the fan-favourite Rink hole spectator experience to the CPKC Women’s Open for the first time. The energetic hockey-themed hole, complete with fan-pounding rink boards, volunteers dressed as referees and a surrounding hospitality experience will be situated on par-3 17th hole at Ottawa Hunt.
The 2022 CPKC Women’s Open will feature four days of domestic and international television broadcast coverage including Canadian broadcast partner TSN as well as international coverage on GOLF channel. For the first time ever, the CPKC Women’s Open will also be broadcast on US network television with Sunday’s final round coverage on CBS. A full schedule of TV Times and on course activities can be found at www.cpkcwomensopen.com

Spectators at Ottawa Hunt will experience the CPKC Women’s Open like never before by downloading the Golf Canada Mobile App on their iOS or Android device. Essential features include a live map, mobile ordering, leaderboard & pairings, tickets, breaking news, and unique events. Golf enthusiasts can also use the Golf Canada Mobile App to enhance their everyday golf experience while playing! Find golf courses, track your game, set up matches against friends, access GPS yardages and more. Click here to download.

The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the CPKC Women’s Open from August 22-28, 2022, at Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club in Ottawa, Ontario. Through its CP Has Heart program, title sponsor CP will once again make a substantial donation to the host community of Canada’s National Open Golf Championship by supporting the Perth and Smith Falls District Hospital Foundation and the CHEO Foundation. The 2022 CPKC Women’s Open is proudly sponsored by CP, Audi, RBC, Levelwear, Coca-Cola, Hilton, Ace Beverage Group, Cub Cadet, Titleist, FootJoy, Matt & Steve’s, JOURNIE Rewards, Recipe Unlimited, theScore Bet, BDO Canada, Sleeman Breweries, Johnsonville, STALK&BARREL, Masi Wines, Ottawa Tourism, Transitions, Celebrity Cruises, and the Government of Canada. For information visit www.cpkcwomensopen.com.