Countdown to the Women's Open

JOHN HERBERT -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 11:57 AM ET

Tickets?

Not for sale in London. You can buy them online at rcga.org

Two-city visit

After Lorie Kane beat the drums for the Canadian Women's Open at the Hunt club Monday, she took a limousine to Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham for the annual ScoreGolf magazine awards. Kane was honoured as Canada's female touring professional golfer of 2005. In the last year, she has made it her personal mission to save the Canadian Women's Open after BMO ended its sponsorship. It was Kane's influence -- and Canadian National Railways money -- that brought some of the LPGA's top players, including Juli Inkster, Meg Mallon, Se Ri Pak, Morgan Pressel and Natalie Gulbis to the Hunt Club.

Missed prom

Pressel, who lives in Boca Raton, Fla., missed her high school prom last weekend. It was either the dance or play in the tournament in Williamsburg, Pa.

More big names?

Sean Van Kesteren, the RCGA official recruiting players, said it will be weeks before they are ready to announce any additions to the tournament. The RCGA is hoping Mallon, Inkster, Pak and Gulbis influence others on tour to come to the Hunt Club course designed by Robert Trent Jones and redesigned a few years ago by his son, Rees Jones.

Webb is back

Once the No. 1 player on the LPGA Tour, Karrie Webb became the first two-time winner this year in the Michelob Ultra Open last weekend. The Australian also won the Kraft Nabisco and leads the money list. Webb has 32 LPGA Tour victories.


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