LPGA Event Held Outside the USA Named Tournament of the Year After Record Attendance

Published 11/24/2022, 4:30 AM EST

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After announcing the event of the year, the LPGA tour is happy. The 2022 CP Women’s Open at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club is awarded as the tournament of the year. All Canadian Pacific and Golf Canada authorities received the prestigious Gold Driver Award. The award ceremony occurred at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla., in joint association with the CME Group Tour Championship ending.

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The latest tweet by Canadian Pacific put a stamp on the news by making the official announcement. It wrote, “The 2022 CP Women’s Open, which welcomed 73,000 fans and raised over $3 million for heart health, has been named @LPGA Tournament of the Year.” The formal tournament owners who are now tournament partners of LPGA have a tradition. They recognize the season’s best event and award them, which is also part of the season-ending event.

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Why was it named the LPGA tournament of the year?

The CP Women’s Open was the most successful event in the history of the LPGA tour. They held it in August 2022 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club with a vast crowd. The event recorded the attendance of more than 75,000 golf fans. It was overwhelming because women’s golf does not generally get such a response. However, the last significant mark was in 2017, when they recorded an attendance of 55,000. Above all, they collected a massive amount of over $3 million for a good cause.

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After the announcement, the tournament director Ryan Paul talked to the media and was pumped by the recognition. He said“This award is a true reflection of the hard work and collaboration from all groups and stakeholders involved with the CP Women’s Open.” He also thanked all the fans for the fantastic support and players to make it happen. The director acknowledged all the volunteers, corporate partners, and host club. Paul said that the feeling of being recognized was rewarding.

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Chad Becker, the CP chief staff, gave all the credit to the teams that worked together to make the event a tremendous success. He was grateful that their efforts and tireless work had made such recognition possible for the CP. They ensured that all the players and guests had a great time during the event, which became memorable for them. Indeed, it will become memorable now. 

What do players feel about the event?

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August 22 to 28 was a massive week for all the LPGA players. They did not expect such a response from the fans. It was a great feeling for all Canadian golfers to return to their homeland and let people witness the people living North of the border love golf.

Alena Sharp, the pro-Canadian golfer, could not believe her eyes after looking at the crowd. She was entirely overwhelmed, as she did not go anywhere much this year. Therefore, looking at such growth in women’s golf was beyond happiness. She said“I haven’t been out on tour much this year, but this is the biggest crowd I’ve seen in a long time.”

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Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.
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