Canadian Pacific has officially been named the title sponsor of the Canadian Women’s Open on a three-year deal.
The inaugural Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, will be played at London Hunt and Country Club in London, Ont., Aug. 21-24
“Having been involved in this great championship in the past, I am well aware of the significant benefits of associating our brand to this event and to the lasting charitable legacy in the communities where we do business,” said Canadian Pacific CEO Hunter Harrison, who was with CN when it came on board as tournament sponsor in the fall of 2005.
“Together with our dedicated team of railroaders and the support of our great customers, I am confident we will take this event to new heights and continue to preserve its status as the premier event on the LPGA Tour,” said Harrison.
The purse will be increased to $2.25 million U.S. and a charitable component linked to the tournament to benefit the host community will be announced at a future date.
“For our players, this championship has become a must-play event and we look forward to working with Canadian Pacific to showcase the LPGA Tour to millions of golf fans in Canada, across North America and throughout the world,” said LPGA Tour commissioner Mike Whan.