2019 CP Women’s Open Preview: Can Brooke Henderson Go Back-to-Back in Canada?

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  • The 2019 CP Women's Open begins this Thursday at Magna Golf Club.
  • Jeremy Pond previews the tournament and suggests a few outright and matchup bets.

We head north of the border this week for the CP Women’s Open in Canada.

Another talented field is set to compete at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, located roughly an hour north of downtown Toronto, before heading back to the states next week’s event in Oregon.

Another marquee field headlines this event, including defending champion and Canada’s own Brooke Henderson.

The standout won the 2018 edition of the tournament by four shots, but comes into this tournament as a big overlay at 16-1 odds.

South Korean star and world No. 1 player Jin Young Ko is the consensus favorite, sitting at 7-1 odds. Thai standout Ariya Jutanugarn is the only other player under double-digit odds, coming in at 8-1 odds.

As usual, there are misses galore in the odds and plenty of value to be found. All you needed to see was Henderson’s inflated number to know there are opportunities to cash.

Top plays

Sung Hyun Park (+1100)

The South Korean powerhouse and No. 2 player in the latest Rolex world rankings has been red hot leading up to this event, finishing no worse than eigth in her last five starts.

Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Sung Hyun Park and her caddy David Jones wait on the eighth tee at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

That tear includes a win at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, which was her seventh career tour win. Park took home the title in Canada two years ago, before finishing in a tie for eighth place last season.

Brooke Henderson (+1600)

Someone tell me how Canada’s own and defending champion sits this high in the market, because I have no clue as to why Henderson isn’t hovering around 8-1 or 9-1 odds.

She has already proven playing in her home country with huge crowds in tow around the course doesn’t get nerves going. In contrast, it seems to help her up her game. You can’t leave Henderson out of your plays.

Minjee Lee (+1600)

The Australian enters the event ranked No. 4 in the world and continues to chase that second win of the LPGA Tour season. Lee has also been solid leading up to this event, earning a share of sixth place at the Ladies Scottish Open and a T11 effort at the Women’s British Open.

Shanshan Feng (+2000)

The Chinese standout missed the cut at the Women’s British Open, but picked up a second-place finish at The Evian Championship in her two starts prior to the CP Women’s Open. Feng wound up T13 at last year’s event in Canada and all signs show she is primed to make a Sunday run at the crown.

Longshot Picks

Amy Yang (+6600)

The overlay of the field comes via Yang, who has four tour wins and 70 Top 10s in her decorated career. This number should probably be cut in half in my opinion and it would not surprise me if the world’s 19th-ranked player, who finished T4 at last year’s CP Women’s Open, won this tournament.

Anna Nordqvist (+7000)

Another ridiculous price can be found on the veteran Swede, who finished T8 here last year. Nordqvist has been solid leading up to this tournament, finishing T11 at the Ladies Scottish Open a few weeks back and T11 at the Women’s British Open.

Angel Yin (+12500)

The American has not had the best of seasons thus far, but this number is way too good to pass up on. The long-ball hitter came close at last year’s event, finishing runner-up to Henderson after carding a four-day total of 17 under par. Yin has yet to win on tour, but I do not want to be on the outside looking in when that maiden victory comes.

Head-to-Head Matchups

Shanshan Feng (-125) over Carlota Ciganda

Love the way Feng is playing leading up to this event, which is why I made this my top H2H play of the week.

Amy Yang (-110) over In Gee Chun (-120)

For some reason, Yang enters as the slight underdog against the underachieving, former major winner Chun. I like Yang in this spot and will be playing her with confidence.

Sung Hyun Park (+100) over Jeongeun Lee (+100)

On paper, this is a great matchup. As for history, this has Park winning written all over it. Go with the more seasoned standout in the battle of South Korea’s elite women’s golfers.