For Immediate Release:
August 20, 2014
LPGA TOUR’S BEST READY TO COMPETE AT
2014 CANADIAN PACIFIC WOMEN’S OPEN
Tickets for all four tournament rounds still available; Free admission for children 17 & under
London, Ont. (Golf Canada) – A world-class, 156 player field including 96 of the top 100 players on the LPGA’s Official Money List as well as 15 Canadians are set to challenge London Hunt and Country Club in London, Ont. for the opening-round of the $2.25 million (US) 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.
Two‑time defending champion and the No. 3 ranked player in the world, Lydia Ko, is being coy about her chances for a three-peat at Canada’s national open championship.
“I've been playing pretty consistently well, I think, pleased with how everything is going,” said Ko Wednesday. “But it's a whole new week. You never know what's going to happen. You don't know what the conditions are going to be like. Every course is a little different, so sometimes it suits longer hitters, sometimes it suits really good putters, etc. So for me, I'm just going to go out there and try my best.”
Canada’s top ranked women’s golfer, amateur Brooke Henderson, is excited for play to get underway Thursday. But, the Team Canada member from Smiths Falls, Ont., is well aware of the high expectations that come with her success of late.
“I see the pressure and I hear it,” said Henderson, who finished tied for 10th at the U.S Women’s Open last month and runner up at the US Amateur two weeks ago. “I hear that I’m the face of Canadian golf, but I’m just trying to improve and trying to get better.
“First step (this week) is to make the cut, and after that, hopefully climb up the leaderboard a little bit,” added the 16-year-old. “This is such an awesome event with such amazing Canadian support. I'm just really excited and hopefully I'll play good.”
PLAYER INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS FROM WEDNESDAY:
Transcripts and audio files from interviews with Lydia Ko, Stacy Lewis, Brooke Henderson and Jennifer Kirby are available online here.
PAIRING AND START TIMES – ROUND 1&2:
Pairings for the first and second rounds of the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open are available here.
TICKETS, PARKING & DIRECTIONS:
Tickets for all days at the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open are still available by purchasing onsite at the main admission gate or online at www.cpwomensopen.com. Children 17 and under get in free all week with a ticketed adult.
Directions and parking information for spectators is available by clicking here.
The following is the broadcast schedule for the four days of championship coverage at the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.*
Thursday, Aug. 21
Friday, Aug. 22
Saturday, Aug. 23
Sunday, Aug. 24
*Schedule subject to change
CANADIAN PACIFIC WOMEN’S OPEN MEDIA GUIDE:
The 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Media Guide is available online by clicking here.
CP BIRDIES FOR HEART:
Title sponsor CP has stepped up to encourage players to make birdies on the 17th green during tournament play by offering to donate $5,000 for each birdie made to the Children’s Health Foundation in support of paediatric heart health programs. CP Birdies for Heart is one of the fundraising activities taking place at CP Women’s Open, with all proceeds going to Children’s Health Foundation to support cardiac research and care of children with congenital heart disease from London and across Southwestern Ontario.
ABOUT THE 2014 CANADIAN PACIFIC WOMEN’S OPEN
The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the inaugural Canadian Pacific Women’s Open from August 18-24 at the London Hunt and Country Club in London, Ont. The Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Canada’s National Women’s Open Golf Championship, is proudly sponsored by Canadian Pacific, RBC Wealth Management, CVS Controls LTD., Molson Canadian 67, TaylorMade adidas Golf, The Glenlivet, Sony, London Hydro, Four Points by Sheraton London and Coca Cola. For tickets, visit www.CPwomensopen.com, or call 1-866-571-5742.
ABOUT CANADIAN PACIFIC
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GOLF CANADA – LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.
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