LPGA Canadian Open on the fast track to new sponsorship?

Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons poses for a photo at the 18th hole, during the opening round at the...

Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons poses for a photo at the 18th hole, during the opening round at the 2013 CN Canadian Women's Open, at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton, Alta., Thursday Aug. 22, 2013. David Bloom/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:08 PM ET

Is the Canadian Women's Open about to switch rails?

Is CP about to take over title sponsorship from CN?

Or will it be the Korean car company KIA?

One way or the other, your agent learned at the first day of the LPGA Tour event Thursday, fears of the event becoming extinct or significantly devalued will not be elephant on the course it was expected to be here this weekend.

The 96 of the top 100 players in the world who began competing for $2 million at the spectacular scene at the Royal Mayfair, came here worried this might be the last first class, first rate Canadian Women's Open as a result of the loss of CN as title sponsor.

Clearly the sponsor which salvaged the tour from near extinction the year before Edmonton hit the home run at the Royal Mayfair in 2007 with Lorena Ochoa's championship, CN is going out with the same first rate a show we experienced here six years ago.


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