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LPGA Coming to Waterloo

That’s the rumor circulating — that there’s a 5-year deal in the works to bring the LPGA to Grey Silo, the public golf course in Waterloo.

Seems a Toronto organization called “Sports Properties International” have been trying to nail this down for more than a year, and apparently, according to my sources, a deal looks to be in place and will be announced soon.

Interestingly, it seems like this concept has been in the works for a while (see this letter from Waterloo’s mayor). Apparently the stumbling block has been finding a sponsor — not surprising.

Not sure how this makes sense — I would have thought one LPGA event in Canada was enough — considering the Canadian Women’s Open has struggled to find a sponor in past years.

Update: here’s the official word from Sports Properties International –

Thanks for your inquiry.
A sponsor has been found and will be announced along with all the details on Tuesday June 28th 4:30 pm in Waterloo at the Waterloo Inn.

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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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