Inbee Park signed on as the No. 1 player in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, a nine-time winner on the LPGA Tour and was the first modern era player to win the first three major championships of a season (Kraft Nabisco Championship, Wegmans LPGA Championship, U.S. Women's Open in 2013).
Park won the Rolex Player of the Year award in 2013, becoming the first South Korean in LPGA Tour history to hold this title. She won the money title for the second-consecutive year and became just the second player in history to earn at least $2 million in back-to-back seasons.
Suzann Pettersen, the fourth-ranked player in the Women’s Rolex Golf Rankings, who has won 14 tournaments on the LPGA Tour, is also headed for Waterloo.
Pettersen is coming off a strong performance in the 2013 season, notching four LPGA victories that included her second-career major championship at The Evian Championship.
The Oslo, Norway, native is in her 11th season on the tour and continues to be the highest ranked European player in the world.
Anna Nordqvist will also tee it up in the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.
In 2013, Nordqvist recorded five top-10 finishes, and crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings after a T11 performance at the U.S. Women's Open.