Four regional qualifiers set for RBC Canadian Open

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Golf Canada, in partnership with title sponsor RBC, is pleased to announce the qualifying format for the 2022 RBC Canadian Open, scheduled for June 6-12 at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Toronto with nearby Islington Golf Club serving as the official practice facility.

A two-stage qualifying process for Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship will feature regional qualifying competitions in Quebec, British Columbia, and Ontario, as well as Alberta which is new for 2022.

Each of the four regional qualifiers will consist of 18 holes of stroke-play with the low qualifier at each site receiving an exemption directly into the 2022 RBC Canadian Open field (provided a minimum of 100 competitors participate at each site). The top 10% of finishers beyond the low qualifier at each regional qualifying competition are eligible to compete at the Final Qualifying Competition.

The final qualifying competition will take place on Monday, June 6 at Oakdale Golf & Country Club, host of the 2023 & 2026 RBC Canadian Open. 

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Oakdale Golf & Country Club

“With the return of the RBC Canadian Open to the PGA TOUR schedule, we are very pleased to bring back our regional qualifying competitions, adding a fourth qualifier in Alberta, and providing players from across the country the opportunity to compete in our National Men’s Open Championship,” said RBC Canadian Open Tournament Director Bryan Crawford. Regional qualifying has always brought an important element to our championship field, and with such great momentum behind golf right now, we look forward to the excitement of Canadian and international competitors playing their way into the 2022 RBC Canadian Open.”

Participation in the final qualifying competition is limited to those competitors receiving requisite exemptions, or individuals who have advanced through regional qualifying. The Final Qualifier will feature 18 holes of stroke play, with a minimum of four (4) spots available for direct entry into the 2022 RBC Canadian Open field.

2022 RBC Canadian Open Qualifying Competitions:

Registration for all four 2022 RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifiers is now open. 

The RBC Canadian Open qualifying competition is open to members in good standing of the PGA of Canada or other PGA affiliates; amateur golfers who are members of Golf Canada or in good standing with their respective association; and other golf professionals. Players’ Handicap Index must not exceed 2.0 on the date of the application filing and must be within the Handicap Index requirements at the entry deadline.

The 2022 RBC Canadian Open is also part of The Open Championship Qualifying Series. The top-2 finishers at the RBC Canadian Open (not otherwise exempt) earn a spot in the field of The 150th Open Championship, July 10-17, 2022, at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland.

For more information about complete RBC Canadian Open qualifying criteria and for player registration, click here.