For Immediate Release:
August 21, 2016
Networks to broadcast of all four rounds of Canada’s National Women’s Open Golf Championship, beginning August 25 at 4 p.m.
CALGARY – Golf Channel, TSN and RDS will deliver live coverage of the 2016 CP Women’s Open to Canadians coast to coast. Golf Channel will produce the live broadcast, while TSN will carry the feed for all four rounds. RDS will provide French-language commentary of the broadcast. Coverage of the 44th playing of Canada’s National Open Golf Championship will begin during the first round on Thursday, August 25 at 4 p.m. MT.
The 2016 CP Women’s Open will feature the top 10 players on the LPGA Tour’s Official Money List and 96 of the top 100. World No. 1 and three-time champion Lydia Ko will look to defend her CP Women’s Open title against the LPGA’s best, including world No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand and Canada’s Brooke Henderson, who is currently ranked No 3. in the world.
In addition to the domestic coverage provided by the trio of networks, the CP Women’s Open will be broadcast on the Golf Channel in the United States and by LPGA international broadcast licensees around the world.
|Thursday, August 25||Golf Channel & TSN2||4 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|RDS2||4 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Friday, August 26||Golf Channel & TSN2||4 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|RDS2||4 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 27||Golf Channel & TSN3||1 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|RDS Info||1 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Sunday, August 28||Golf Channel & TSN3||1 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|RDS2 (Tape delay)||5 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
2016 CP WOMEN’S OPEN FINAL QUALIFIER
The final four spots into the 2016 CP Women’s Open field will be determined at the final qualifying competition at The Hamptons Golf Club in Calgary. The Final Qualifier features 18 holes of stroke play with the low four competitors receiving exemptions into the field. If necessary, a hole-by-hole playoff will be conducted immediately following the conclusion of play.
Additional information regarding the 2016 CP Women’s Open Final Qualifier can be found here.
CP HAS HEART EMPLOYEE PRO-AM
The players and start times for the 2016 CP HAS HEART EMPLOYEE PRO-AM have been announced. A total of 23 players from the CP Women’s Open field will take to Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club to entertain 69 amateurs.
Click here for players and start times.
2016 MEDIA GUIDE
Media can download the 2016 CP Women’s Open Media Guide for complete statistics, records and historical information.
Media are reminded that the media information package for the 2016 CP Women’s Open, including tournament information and Media Centre Temporary Gate Pass(es), has been sent. Individuals who have not yet received their packages, or those wishing to apply for media credentials, must contact Terry Lenyk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE ADMISSION FOR JUNIORS AND FIRST RESPONDERS
Golf Canada and CP are proud to offer free admission to the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open to any spectator aged 17-and-under. The free junior pass is available here.
Parents of juniors can take advantage of discounted tickets by using the promotional code JUNIOR and clicking here.
As a small token of appreciation for all the valued work they do in the communities they serve, we’ve also extended a complimentary invitation to the CP Women’s Open to all Southern Alberta First Responders and their families.
|Juniors – 17 & Under||Free|
|Early Week (Mon-Wed)||$10.50|
|Anyday Grounds (Thurs-Sun)||$31.50|
First conducted in 1973, Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship has allowed the brightest stars of the LPGA Tour to shine on Canadian soil and inspire the nation’s next generation of female golfers.
ABOUT THE 2016 CP WOMEN’S OPEN
The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the CP Women’s Open from August 22-28, 2016 at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club in Priddis, Alta. The CP Women’s Open, Canada’s National Women’s Open Golf Championship, is proudly sponsored by Canadian Pacific, RBC, WestJet, Molson Canadian 67, TaylorMade adidas Golf, AutoCanada, Corby Distilleries Ltd., Delta Calgary South, Artisan Wines, Coca-Cola, Tourism Calgary, Telus and CVS Controls Ltd. For information on volunteer opportunities, tickets or corporate hospitality, visit www.CPwomensopen.com, or call 1-866-571-5742.
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