The 2009 Canadian Women’s Open has recently concluded on Sunday, declaring Suzann Pettersen as the champion. The 28-year old Norwegian won a five-shot victory over big names such as Angela Stanford and Karrie Webb.
“You never feel safe,” said Pettersen. “I had a five or six shot lead at one time on the back nine. But, when you’re playing against good players, everything is possible. You’ve just got to make sure you stay on top of what you do, and try to keep hitting aggressive shots.”
Pettersen also had the biggest win since the 2007 LPGA Championship, sitting on the second place at the money list with $1,294,810 after Cristie Kerr who has $1,360,786 in 2009.
“This is obviously the tournament to win,” added Pettersen. “It’s a huge tournament money wise, field wise, and also among us players. The CN (Canadian Women’s Open) is one of our biggest tournaments.”
She had ended up as a runner-up during the previous LPGA Tour since her last win in 2007.
“At least I can have a bigger trophy,” joked Pettersen. “No, this feels absolutely great. I’ve been playing very good since 2007. (I) gave myself a lot of chances to win tournaments, and like I’ve been saying, if you put yourself in position often enough, you’ll figure out how to close the deal.”