Defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn, who just last week became world No. 1, will be back to defend her title at the CP Women’s Open at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club later this summer.
Jutanugarn will be joined by the women she replaced at the top of the women’s world rankings as Lydia Ko, now second in the world, returns to a tournament she won in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
World No. 3 So Yeon Ryu will also be on hand Aug. 24-25, along with In Gee Chun, Inbee Park, Anna Nordqvist, Sei Young Kim and Sung Hyn Park.
Other past champions in the field include Brittany Lincicome (2011), Michelle Wie (2010), Suzann Pettersen (2009), Cristie Kerr (2007) and Katherine Kirk who won the event in 2008 when Ottawa Hunt last hosted the event.
Brooke Henderson, who just won for the fourth time on tour at last weekend’s Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Mich., leads a Canadian contingent that includes Alena Sharp, Jennifer Ha, Maude-Aimee Leblanc and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Lorie Kane.
More Canadians are expected to be named to the field in the coming weeks.