Canadian Pacific Women's Open

The LPGA tournament was once a major called the du Maurier Classic

Lydia Ko kisses the Canadian Pacific Women's Open trophy after winning in 2015
Lydia Ko has three wins in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, including two while still an amateur. Harry How/Getty Images

The Canadian Women's Open is one of the longer-running current events on the LPGA Tour, dating to 1973. It has been known as the Canadian Women's Open since 2001; prior to that the tournament went by several different names. One of those was the du Maurier Classic, and under that name this event counted as an LPGA major from 1979-2000. CN - the Canadian National Railway Company - became the title sponsor om 2006.

Another railroad, Canadian Pacific, took over as title sponsor in 2014, and the name changed to Canadian Pacific Women's Open.

2017 Tournament
After starting the day tied for 12th place, LPGA rookie Sung Hyun Park fired a final-round 64 to win by two strokes. Park's winning score was 13-under 271. It was Park's second LPGA Tour victory and came six weeks after her win at the U.S. Open.

2016 Canadian Pacific Women's Open
Ariya Jutanugarn tied the tournament's 72-hole scoring record and claimed a 4-stroke victory. It was the fifth win of the year on the LPGA Tour for Jutanugarn, who closed with a round of 66. She finished at 23-under 265. That total tied the tournament record, shared by Lydia Ko and So Yeon Ryu. The runner-up was Sei Young Kim. Canadian golfer Alena Sharp finished fourth and defending champ Ko was tied for seventh.

2015 Tournament
Lydia Ko won this tournament for the third time, beating Stacy Lewis in a playoff.

Lewis shot 67 in the final round to catch Ko, who was even-par in Round 4. They tied at 12-under 276, but Ko won on the first extra hole with a par.

Official Website
LPGA Tour tournament site

Canadian Pacific Women's Open Records:

  • 18 holes: 62 - Song-Hee Kim, 2009
  • 72 holes: 265 - a-Lydia Ko, 2013; So Yeon Ryu, 2014; Ariya Jutanugarn, 2016

    Canadian Pacific Women's Open Golf Courses:

    The Canadian Women's Open rotates to golf courses around Canada, visiting a different course each year.

    Canadian Pacific Women's Open Trivia and Notes:

    • The first five years of the tournament's history, it was 54 holes in length. It switched to its current 72-hole format in 1978.
    • Jocelyne Bourassa won the inaugural tournament, then called the La Canadienne, in 1973. Bourassa is the only Canadian golfer to date to win the Canadian Women's Open.
    • From 1979 through 2000, this tournament - known as the du Maurier Classic for most of those years - was counted as an LPGA major. But when du Maurier dropped sponsorship, the tourney lost its major championship status (replaced by the Women's British Open). All winners from those years are still credited with major championship victories, however.
    • Meg Mallon (2000, 2002, 2004), Pat Bradley (1980, 1985, 1986) and Lydia Ko (2012, 2013, 2015) share the tournament record for wins with three each.
    • Beth Daniel's win in 2003 was the 33rd - and last - victory of her LPGA career.
    • Ayako Okamoto never won the Canadian Women's Open, despite carrying a 6-stroke lead into the final round in 1987. That's the record for largest 54-hole lead, and also for largest 54-hole lead lost. Okamota finished runner-up three times here, another tournament record.
    • Cristie Kerr began the final round in 2006 eight strokes behind leader Angela Stanford. But Kerr shot 65 to Stanford's 74 to get the win - and the tournament record for biggest final-round comeback.
    • When Song-Hee Kim set the tournament's 18-hole scoring record in 2009, her 62 included one nine of 28, also a tourney record.
    • LPGA history was made at the 2012 event when amateur Lydia Ko, just 15 years old, won. Ko became the youngest winner in tour history, plus the first amateur to win on the LPGA Tour since 1969. Then, at the 2013 tournament, Ko, still an amateur, won again.

    Canadian Women's Open Winners:

    (p-won playoff)

    Canadian Pacific Women's Open
    2017 - Sung Hyun Park, 271

    CN Canadian Women's Open
    2016 - Ariya Jutanugarn, 265
    2015 - Lydia Ko-p, 276
    2014 - So Yeon Ryu, 265
    2013 - a-Lydia Ko, 265
    2012 - a-Lydia Ko, 275
    2011 - Brittany Lincicome, 275
    2010 - Michelle Wie, 276
    2009 - Suzann Pettersen, 269
    2008 - Katherine Hull, 277
    2007 - Lorena Ochoa, 268
    2006 - Cristie Kerr, 276

    BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open
    2005 - Meena Lee, 279
    2004 - Meg Mallon, 270
    2003 - Beth Daniel, 276

    Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open
    2002 - Meg Mallon, 284
    2001 - Annika Sorenstam, 272

    du Maurier Classic (These winners are counted as LPGA major champions.)
    2000 - Meg Mallon, 282
    1999 - Karrie Webb, 277
    1998 - Brandie Burton, 270
    1997 - Colleen Walker, 278
    1996 - Laura Davies, 277
    1995 - Jenny Lidback, 280
    1994 - Martha Nause, 279
    1993 - Brandie Burton-p, 277
    1992 - Sherri Steinhauer, 277
    1991 - Nancy Scranton, 279
    1990 - Cathy Johnston, 276
    1989 - Tammie Green, 279
    1988 - Sally Little, 279
    1987 - Jody Rosenthal (Anschutz)-p, 272
    1986 - Pat Bradley-p, 276
    1985 - Pat Bradley, 278
    1984 - Juli Inkster, 279

    Peter Jackson Classic
    1983 - Hollis Stacy, 277
    1982 - Sandra Haynie, 280
    1981 - Jan Stephenson, 278
    1980 - Pat Bradley, 277
    1979 - Amy Alcott, 285
    1978 - JoAnne Carner, 278
    1977 - Judy Rankin, 212
    1976 - Donna Caponi-p, 212
    1975 - JoAnne Carner-p, 214
    1974 - Carole Jo Skala, 208

    La Canadienne
    1973 - Jocelyne Bourassa-p, 214

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