Vancouver to host 2020 Canadian Women's Open pro golf tournament

Aug 1 2019, 7:58 pm

The top women’s golfers in the world will be coming to Vancouver in 2020.

Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club has been announced as the host of next year’s CP Canadian Women’s Open — one of the most prestigious events on the LPGA Tour.

Taking place August 31 – September 6, 2020, it will mark the sixth time that British Columbia has hosted Canada’s Women’s Open Championship. The last time BC hosted the tournament was in 2015 at the Vancouver Golf Club, won by Lydia Ko.

“Together, with our partners at Canadian Pacific (CP) and the LPGA Tour, we are very excited to bring the 2020 CP Women’s Open to the world-class city of Vancouver and the prestigious Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club,” said Laurence Applebaum, CEO of Golf Canada in a media release.

“Vancouver and the entire province of British Columbia are home to a tremendously passionate golf community, and we are excited to see the LPGA Tour’s best take on one of Canada’s premier golf courses.”

The CP Women’s Open has traditionally featured one of the strongest fields on the LPGA Tour, offering $2.25 million USD in prize money — one of the largest purses on tour.

Shaughnessy is no stranger to top golf events, hosting the men’s Canadian Open tournament four times, including most recently in 2011.

“Our board of directors, members, and staff are truly excited about hosting this most prestigious golf championship,” said Brian Mossop, general manager and COO of Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. “Our club is ready and our course will undoubtedly provide a terrific test for the world’s greatest golfers. We are looking forward to being part of the great history of the CP Women’s Open.”