LPGA Tour News: Wednesday Pre-Tournament Notes – 2023 CPKC Women’s Open

CPKC Women’s Open

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club | Vancouver, BC | August 24-27

Wednesday Pre-Tournament Notes

Aug. 23, 2023



Brooke Henderson (Rolex Rankings No. 10)

“I’m so excited that we have the opportunity to play here at Shaughnessy. It’s an amazing golf course and CPKC always treats all the girls and myself extremely well this week, so it’s a lot of fun. Yeah, just going to try to go out and make the most of this opportunity.” – Henderson on returning to her country’s national open


  • This is Henderson’s 10th appearance in the CPKC Women’s Open
    • She won this event in 2018
    • Her best non-win finish was in 2019 where she ended T3
    • From 2015-2019, Henderson finished inside the top-25
      • She finished T46 in 2014 and T49 in 2022
      • She’s missed the cut twice in 2012 and 2013
  • This is Henderson’s 18th event of the 2023 LPGA Tour season
    • She has made 12 cuts this season, has one win and an additional top-10 finish
    • In her last four events, she has missed the cut in three of them
      • She finished second at The Amundi Evian Championship
    • In 2022, she led the LPGA Tour in greens in regulation percentage when missing the fairway (66.5%); She’s tied for 37th in that statistic so far in 2023 (52.3%)
    • Coming into this event, she ranks fourth in rounds under par with 34
  • This is Henderson’s ninth season on the LPGA Tour
    • She has 13 career wins and 72 total top-10 finishes


Lilia Vu (Rolex Rankings No. 1)

“I don’t know if I’ll ever feel like I deserve that, but I know I’ve put in a lot of work, and I found that my game works best when I’m having fun and just doing my thing and not thinking too much about it. Just playing one shot at a time and knowing that I can win.” – Vu on her mindset since becoming World No. 1


  • Following her win at the AIG Women’s Open – her third of the season and second major championship – Vu became the fourth American player to reach the No. 1 position in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings since its inception of 2006
  • Vu is the first American woman since Juli Inkster in 1999 to win multiple majors in the same year; only five different American women have done it in the last 40 years


American Players to Win Multiple Majors

Same Season – Last 40 Years


Major Wins

1984 Juli Inkster


1986 Pat Bradley


1990 Betsy King


1999 Juli Inkster


2023 Lilia Vu



  • Vu is the third player since the inception of the LPGA Tour to enter a year with no career LPGA Tour wins to go on to win multiple majors that season


Won Multiple Majors in Same Season

Entered Year with 0 Career Tour Wins


Meg Mallon


Se Ri Pak


Lilia Vu


  • Vu also became just the third American woman in the last 30 years to win a major championship by six strokes or more
    • Dottie Pepper (1999 Chevron Championship, six-shot margin) and Cristie Kerr (2010, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, 12 shots)
  • According to KPMG Performance Insights, Vu ranked second in the field at the AIG Women’s Open in both strokes gained tee-to-green and strokes gained putting
  • This is Vu’s second appearance in the CPKC Women’s Open
    • She finished T17 in 2022
    • She recorded a 65, her lowest 18 holes in the event, in the first round
  • This is Vu’s 14th event of the 2023 LPGA Tour season
    • Along with her three victories, she has earned one additional top-10 finish on Tour
    • She also represented the U.S. at the Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown, and has secured a spot mathematically on the 2023 U.S. Solheim Cup Team
    • She enters this week ranked first in the Rolex Player of the Year standings and second in the Race to CME Globe, Official Money List and Putts per GIR
    • She clinched the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award after her AIGWO victory
  • This is Vu’s fifth season on Tour
    • Vu is also a three-time Epson Tour winner and earned Player of the Year honors in 2021


Lydia Ko (Rolex Rankings No. 6)

“I had my first LPGA win in Vancouver and I think it’s where everything kind of started. Who knows, if I didn’t win or play that event maybe I might have not got the opportunities along the way. Yeah, it’s always going to be a very special place for me. I said maybe like if I win like a fourth time I would be like an honorary Canadian by then.” – Ko on returning to the Vancouver area for the CPKC Women’s Open


  • This is Ko’s 10th appearance at this event
    • She has won three times, including back-to-back years in 2012 and 2013 with an additional victory in 2015
      • Her wins in 2012 and 2015 both came at Vancouver Golf & Country Club
      • Her wins in 2012 and 2013 make her the last amateur to win on Tour, and the fifth-different player to do so as an amateur in the Tour’s history
        • She also was the third-different player since 2001 to win as a sponsor invite at the event in 2012 and 2013
    • She became the youngest to ever win on Tour at the 2012 CPKCWO at 15 years, 4 months and 2 days
    • She has two additional top-10 finishes in her previous starts in Canada
    • She has only missed the cut once in 2017
  • This is Ko’s 13th event of the 2023 LPGA Tour season
    • She has one top-10 finish that came at the Honda LPGA Thailand
    • She has not finished inside the top-30 this year
  • This is her 10th season on Tour
    • She has 19 career wins and 102 top-10 finishes
    • Her last victory came at the 2022 CME Group Tour Championship


Celine Boutier (Rolex Rankings No. 3)

  • This is her fourth start at the CPKC Women’s Open
    • She finished T25 in 2019, the best of her previous three starts
    • She missed the cut in 2022
  • This is Boutier’s 17th event of the year
    • She has three additional top-10 finishes along with her three wins
      • She earned her first major championship at The Amundi Evian Championship
        • She followed up that win with another at the FREED GROUP Women’s Scottish Open presented by Trust Golf, becoming the first player to win back-to-back tournaments since Jin Young Ko at the 2021 Cognizant Founders Cup and BMW Ladies Championship
      • She became the first player since 2016 to win any major championship and the tournament after and the 14th player in LPGA Tour history to do so
      • She is one of two players to reach three wins on Tour this season along with Vu
    • Boutier leads the LPGA Tour in scrambling percentage and is second in strokes gained around the green per round


Celine Boutier – Short Game Performance

2023 Season



Scrambling 68.6%


SG: Around the Green +0.58


Sand Saves 58.0%



  • This is her seventh season on Tour
    • She has earned 33 top-10 finishes on Tour in her career, including her five victories since becoming a Rolex First-Time Winner at the 2019 ISPS Handa Vic Open


Jin Young Ko (Rolex Rankings No. 4)

  • This is Ko’s fourth start at the CPKC Women’s Open
    • She set the 72-hole scoring record for this event in her 2019 win (262)
    • She also became the sixth different player since 1992 to win an LPGA Tour event without carding a bogey in her 2019 victory
      • Her performance also contributed to her record-breaking 114 consecutive holes player without a bogey in 2019 (since 2011), which started at the third hole in round three at the 2019 AIG Women’s Open and ended on the eighth hole in the first round of the Cambia Portland Classic
    • She also finished T23 in 2018 and missed the cut last season
    • In her three previous starts, she has recorded eight of 10 rounds in the 60s with a total score to par of -35
  • This is her 14th start of the 2023 LPGA Tour season
    • She has two wins at the HSBC Women’s World Championship and Cognizant Founders Cup and three additional top-10 finishes
    • She has only finished inside the top-15 once since her win at the Cognizant Founders Cup in May
      • She started the year finishing inside the top-10 in four of her first five events
    • She has only missed one cut this season at the U.S. Women’s Open
    • She was also a member of the Korea Team at the Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown
    • According to KPMG Performance Insights, she has improved her ball-striking numbers from last season to this year


Jin Young Ko Approach Play Ranks

2022 vs. 2023




Greens in Regulation



SG: Approach



Ball Striking



SG: Tee to Green




  • This is Ko’s sixth season on Tour
    • She has an additional 36 career top-10 finishes along with her 15 career wins
    • She holds the record for most weeks spent a No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings (163 weeks)



  • Hyo Joo Kim is the only qualified player on the LPGA Tour averaging more than two full strokes gained per round on the field so far in 2023


Hyo Joo Kim

Percentage of Strokes Gained Total

Off the Tee


Approach Green


Around Green




*Leads LPGA Tour in strokes gained per round



Feature Groups: CPKC Women’s Open

Brooke Henderson Back in Canada for CPKC Women’s Open, This Time With New Look

The Secret to Success at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club

Field Breakdown: CPKC Women’s Open

Statistical Observations Leading into the CPKC Women’s Open

Five Things to Know About the CPKC Women’s Open

How to Watch the CPKC Women’s Open

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Lydia Ko’s Love for Vancouver

Paula Reto from the 2022 CPKCWO

Brooke Henderson Back in her Home Country

In Gee Chun ready for the Rink

Nelly Korda’s Hole Out from the 2022 CPKCWO

Zoomph x LPGA Mid-Season Social Media Report


Tournament – @cpkcwomensopen (Twitter, Instagram), #CPKCWomensOpen


LPGA Tour – @LPGA and @LPGAMedia (Twitter), @lpga_tour (Instagram)



(all times EDT; live digital streaming on the NBC Sports App, NBCSports.com, golfchannel.com and Peacock)


Thursday, August 24

6:30—9:30 p.m. – GOLF Channel/Peacock/International


Friday, August 25

6:30—9:30 p.m. – GOLF Channel/Peacock/International


Saturday, August 26

7:00—10:00 p.m. – GOLF Channel/Peacock/International


Sunday, August 27

7:00—10:00 p.m. – GOLF Channel/International/NBC Digital