According to John Chidley-Hill of The Canadian Press on Tuesday, the 2020 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open has been cancelled because of coronavirus. The annual Ladies Professional Golf Association event in Canada was to take place at the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia from September 3-6, 2020.
However, the LPGA did confirm that the 2021 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open would return to the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. The dates at this time will be from August 26-29, 2021.
This will be the sixth time in the history of the Canadian Women’s Open that the event has taken place in British Columbia. The previous five times have been at the 1988 du Maurier Classic at the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam (won by Sally Little of Buffalo Grove, Illinois), the 1991 du Maurier Classic at the Vancouver Golf Club (won by Nancy Scranton of Centralia, Illinois), the 2003 Bank of Montreal Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver (won by Beth Daniel of Charleston, South Carolina), the 2012 Canadian National Canadian Women’s Open at the Vancouver Golf Club (won by Lydia Ko of New Zealand). and the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open at the Vancouver Golf Club (won by Ko). When Little and Scranton won in 1988 and 1991 respectively, the event was a major on the LPGA Tour.
Two Canadians have won the Canadian Women’s Open in the past. Jocelyne Bourassa of Shawinigan, Quebec won at the Montreal Municipal Golf Club in Quebec in 1973, and Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario won at the Wacana Country Club in Regina, Saskatchewan in 2018.