October 6, 2014
-CP Extends Sponsorship Agreement With Golf Canada for 5 Years-
(Aurora, Ontario) - For the first time in nearly two decades the premier Canadian ladies' professional tour event will return to Canada's top consumer market. In a quickly called press conference on Monday, Golf Canada, title sponsor Canadian Pacific, and the LPGA announced that the 2019 CP Women's Open will be played at the Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ontario. It was last contested in the Greater Toronto Area in 2001 when Annika Sorenstam prevailed at the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham.
In concert with the announcement, CP President and CEO Keith Creel revealed that they have extended and expanded their sponsorship agreement with Golf Canada. That agreement will see them retain title sponsorship for the CP Women's Open through 2023 as well as support other Golf Canada initiatives.
"We created a first class event and we're going to maintain that," Creel shared at the Magna Golf Club. "as part of our commitment we are going to maintain our $2.25 (million) annual (purse) but also a commitment that we stay in the top-tier of the LPGA TOUR during the term of this agreement. I think that is something the players will…
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