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CP Women’s Open looking for big fan response in GTA

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22.08.2019

TSN Senior Reporter

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AURORA, Ont. – LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan would like you to know that if you’re a golf fan and you don’t come out to watch the CP Women’s Open, you’re missing something good.

It’s probably a line he uses in Portland, Ore., or Naples, Fla., or Phoenix, Ariz., but there’s a sense that he’s really reaching out to the fans of the Greater Toronto Area who so far haven’t jammed the Magna Golf Course in Aurora, Ont., but are expected to once the tournament starts on Thursday.

“If you sit home and miss this because you went to every playoff game of the Raptors or because hockey season is right around the corner, huge mistake,” said Whan in a press conference on Wednesday. “I mean, you're talking about the best female athletes in the world playing right here in your backyard, and honestly one of the most beautiful venues I've ever been in.”

To be honest, it will be a hard act to follow after last year in Regina and two years ago in Ottawa when the galleries were eight and nine deep around Brooke Henderson. The former, of course, was highlighted by a win by the 21-year-old Canadian while the latter was in her hometown where she also contended after shooting a course-record in the third round.

Brooke Henderson completed her final tune-up for the CP Women's Open with the........

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