LPGA - CN Canadian Women's Open Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Thursday, August 26th through Sunday, August 29th
SITE: St. Charles Country Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
COURSE ARCHITECT: Tom Bendelow (1904), Donald Ross (1919),
         Alister MacKenzie (1929)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,572
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 390 Yds10 - Par 4 338 Yds
2 - Par 4 403 Yds11 - Par 3 190 Yds
3 - Par 4 294 Yds12 - Par 4 438 Yds
4 - Par 4 398 Yds13 - Par 5 488 Yds
5 - Par 5 503 Yds14 - Par 5 530 Yds
6 - Par 3 127 Yds15 - Par 3 167 Yds
7 - Par 4 378 Yds16 - Par 4 395 Yds
8 - Par 3 188 Yds17 - Par 4 365 Yds
9 - Par 5 560 Yds18 - Par 4 420 Yds
36 3,241 Yds36 3,331 Yds
Annual:  10th on LPGA Tour
Television:  Golf Channel - Friday/Saturday -- 12-2 a.m. (et) - taped,
  - Saturday -- 3-6 p.m. (et),
  - Sunday -- 2-6 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Suzann Pettersen
Runner-Up:  Momoko Ueda, Morgan Pressel, Ai Miyazato, Angela Stanford,
  Karrie Webb
Tournament Record:  268 (Lorena Ochoa, 2007)
54-Hole Record:  199 (Lorena Ochoa, 2007; Suzann Pettersen, 2009)
36-Hole Record:  133 (Suzann Pettersen, Song-Hee Kim, 2009)
18-Hole Record:  62 (Song-Hee Kim, 2009 - Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club)
Total Purse:  $2,250,000
Shares:  1st Place - $337,500; 2nd Place - $205,481; 3rd Place - $149,062
2009 Finish
Suzann Pettersen269Karrie Webb274
Momoko Ueda274In-Kyung Kim275
Morgan Pressel274Anna Nordqvist276
Ai Miyazato274Vicky Hurst276
Angela Stanford274Six players at277
Past CN Canadian Women's Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2009Suzann Pettersen (269) -- Momoko Ueda, Morgan Pressel, Ai Miyazato,
Angela Stanford, Karrie Webb
2008Katherine Hull (277) -- Se Ri Pak
2007Lorena Ochoa (268) -- Paula Creamer
2006Cristie Kerr (276) -- Angela Stanford
2005Meena Lee (279) -- Katherine Hull
2004Meg Mallon (270) -- Beth Daniel
2003Beth Daniel (275) -- Juli Inkster
2002Meg Mallon (284) -- Michele Redman, Michelle Ellis, Catriona Matthew
2001Annika Sorenstam (272) -- Kelly Robbins
2000Meg Mallon (282) -- Rosie Jones
1999Karrie Webb (277) -- Laura Davies
1998Brandie Burton (270) -- Annika Sorenstam
1997Colleen Walker (278) -- Liselotte Neumann
1996Laura Davies (277) -- Nancy Lopez, Karrie Webb
1995Jenny Lidback (280) -- Liselotte Neumann
1994Martha Nause (279) -- Michelle McGann
1993*Brandie Burton (277) -- Betsy King
1992Sherri Steinhauer (277) -- Judy Dickinson
1991Nancy Scranton (279) -- Debbie Massey
1990Cathy Johnston (276) -- Patty Sheehan
1989Tammie Green (279) -- Pat Bradley, Betsy King
1988Sally Little (279) -- Laura Davies
1987Jody Anschutz (272) -- Ayako Okamoto
1986*Pat Bradley (276) -- Ayako Okamoto
1985Pat Bradley (278) -- Jane Geddes
1984Juli Inkster (279) -- Ayako Okamoto
1983Hollis Stacy (277) -- JoAnne Carner, Alice Miller
1982Sandra Haynie (280) -- Beth Daniel
1981Jan Stephenson (278) -- Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley
1980Pat Bradley (277) -- JoAnne Carner
1979Amy Alcott (285) -- Nancy Lopez
1978JoAnne Carner (278) -- Hollis Stacy
1977Judy Rankin (214) -- Pat Meyers, Sandra Palmer
1976*Donna Caponi (212) -- Judy Rankin
1975*JoAnne Carner (214) -- Carol Mann
1974Carole Jo Callison (208) -- JoAnne Carner
1973*Jocelyne Bourassa (214) -- Sandra Haynie, Judy Rankin
1972Not Held
1971Not Held
1970Not Held
1969Sandra Haynie (216) -- Marilynn Smith, Kathy Whitworth
1968Carol Mann (213) -- Judy Kimball
1967Carol Mann (210) -- Margie Masters
1966Kathy Whitworth (213) -- Mickey Wright
Note:Previously known as Ladies' Supertest Open (1966-69), La Canadienne
(1973), Peter Jackson Classic (1974-83), du Maurier Classic (1984-2000), Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open (2001-02), BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open (2003-05).

Top Contenders in the Field
Suzann Pettersen---------mc------T-107thWon
Angela Stanfordmc------T-37T-32ndT-10T-17T-2
Karrie WebbT-1514thT-16---------T-18T-17T-2
Morgan Pressel---------------T-37T-13T-32T-2
Ai Miyazato------------------mcmcT-2
Momoko Ueda------------------------T-2
In-Kyung Kim------------------T-43T-177th
Anna Nordqvist------------------------T-8
Song-Hee Kim------------------mcT-4T-10
Juli InksterT-56---2nd---------T-13T-32T-10
Jiyai Shin------------------------T-10
M.J. Hur------------------------T-16
Cristie Kerr5thT-15---T-21---WonT-50T-21T-18
Na Yeon Choi---------------------T-32T-24
Paula Creamer---------T-18------2ndT-8T-28
Yani Tseng------------------T-63rdT-33
Se Ri PakT-35th5thT-31---T-20mc2ndT-40
Meena Lee------------Won4thT-58T-10T-55
Brittany Lincicome------------T-22T-50T-39T-3863rd
Katherine Hull---------T-402ndmcmcWonmc
Michelle Wie------------------mcT-12mc
Lorie KaneT-3T-8mcT-5T-27T-16mcT-38mc
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Na Yeon Choi
Darkhorse - In-Kyung Kim
Last Week's Pick to Win (Cristie Kerr) - Finished tied for 2nd
Last Week's Darkhorse (M.J. Hur) - Missed the cut
The LPGA moves north of the border to Canada this week for the 10th annual CN Canadian Women's Open. The Canadian women are led by Lorie Kane and Alena Sharp. The top-15 players in the world rankings are expected to compete this week, led by world No. 1 Ai Miyazato, who has won five times in 2010 and leads the money list. She is joined by world No. 2 and 2006 champion Cristie Kerr and world No. 3 and defending champion Suzann Pettersen.

Last year, Pettersen won for the first time since 2007, as she finished at 15- under-par 269 for a five-stroke victory over Angela Stanford, Karrie Webb, Morgan Pressel, Miyazato and Momoko Ueda.

In 2008, Katherine Hull closed with a three-under 69 in the final round to break through for her first win on the LPGA Tour. Hull finished at 11-under- par 277, one stroke clear of Se Ri Pak.

In 2007, Lorena Ochoa pulled away with the victory, winning by three over Paula Creamer. Ochoa, who collected her first major title at the Women's British Open two weeks prior, shot rounds of 70-65-64-69. She finished off the victory at 16-under-par 268. That number established a new tournament record, besting Meg Mallon's mark from 2004 by two.

In 2006, Kerr fired a seven-under 65 in the final round and won by a shot when Stanford bogeyed her last two holes. Eight shots behind Stanford entering the final round, Kerr pulled off a huge comeback with a bogey-free round.

In 2004, Mallon won by four strokes. Mallon became the first person to win the U.S. Women's Open and the Canadian Women's Open in the same season, doing it in consecutive weeks. She also became the first player since Annika Sorenstam to follow up a win in a major with a victory the following week. Sorenstam did that in 2001 when she ran off four straight wins, including the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Mallon became the fourth player to win the U.S. Open and the event immediately following, and the first since Pak in 1998.

In 2003, Beth Daniel carded four rounds in the 60s to become the oldest champion on the LPGA Tour at 46 years, eight months and 29 days.

This is the first year that the tournament will be held at St. Charles Country Club. Angus Glen Country Club hosted this event in 2001; Summerlea Golf and Country Club was the venue in 2002; Point Grey Golf & Country Club in 2003; the Battlefield Course at Legends of Niagara in 2004; Glen Arbour Golf Club in 2005; London Hunt and Country Club in 2006; Royal Mayfair Golf Club in 2007; Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club hosted the event in 2008; Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club hosted the event in 2009.

This is the 38th year that the LPGA has played in Canada. The first time the tour played north of the border was in 1973 for the LaCanadienne, which later became the Peter Jackson Classic and the du Maurier Classic. Of the 43 previous events staged in Canada, 21 have been won by current or future LPGA Tour Hall of Famers. Kane, Sharp and the remaining Canadian contingent will be attempting to become only the second Canadian to win an LPGA event on home soil. In 1973, Jocelyne Bourassa captured the LaCanadienne Golf Championship.

Rogers, Arkansas will host the next LPGA Tour event in two weeks, as Jiyai Shin defends her title at the P&G NW Arkansas Championship.

08/24 19:13:31 ET

As of August 24, 2010, at 07:13 PM ET