The guest list keeps getting longer, and better.
Three more of the LPGA's best players confirmed their attendance yesterday in this summer's LPGA stop in Edmonton, giving the CN Canadian Women's Open four of the top five money winners on tour this year.
Suzann Pettersen, Nicole Castrale and Brittany Lincicome, the second, third and fifth-leading earners, will be among those looking to pad their bank accounts at the Royal Mayfair's $2.25 million showcase.
They join a field that already includes Paula Creamer (no. 4), Natalie Gulbis, Karrie Webb, Morgan Pressel, Lorie Kane and teenage sensation Michelle Wie.
"We're delighted to include three more LPGA Tour superstars into the roster," said Sean Van Kesteren, tournament director of CN Canadian Women's Open.
"Our player field is going to be one of the strongest on the LPGA tour this season. We look forward to confirming more great players in the coming days."
Lorena Ochoa, the leading money winner on the LPGATour this season, has yet to confirm, but the deadline isn't until Aug. 7. With a field like this, it's hard to imagine she'll stay away.
Annika Sorenstam, the best female golfer of all time and still the biggest name in the sport, will be obligated to play in Edmonton if she's healthy.
An LPGA rule requires all players to participate in every tour stop at least once every four years, or face a fine. Sorenstam hasn't played the Canadian Open since 2003 in Vancouver.