20 Canadians in the field as round one looms at RBC Canadian Open
TORONTO (June 8, 2022) – Rory McIlroy will begin his title defence on Thursday, as 156 players get set to tee it off in the opening round of the 2022 RBC Canadian Open at St George’s Golf & Country Club.
McIlroy’s attempt at defending his title comes after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 20-time PGA TOUR winner will join a feature pairing for the opening two rounds with Justin Thomas and Corey Conners, and will follow the Canadian trio of Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes and Mike Weir in the early morning groupings.
PAIRINGS ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST TWO ROUNDS OF THE RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Pairings and start times for the opening two rounds of the 111th playing of Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10 are now available online here.
Tickets for Saturday’s third round, followed by Maroon 5 at the RBCxMusic Concert Series have officially sold out.
RORY’S LUCKY LOONIE
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it; that’s the motto Rory McIlroy is honouring this week at St George’s Golf & Country Club as he turns back the dials to an old tradition. The defending RBC Canadian Open Champion’s pockets will be ‘loaded with loonies’ this week as ball markers, a tactic he used on route to his title win in 2019. Read more here.
PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPTS
The following player transcripts from Wednesday’s press conferences in the Media Centre onsite at St. George’s Golf & Country Club are available online here:
2022 MEDIA GUIDE AND PLAYER PERFORMANCE BOOK:
Media can also download the 2022 RBC Canadian Open Media Guide for complete stats, records and historical information. Media can also download the 2019 RBC Canadian Open Player Performance Book which details individual player statistics from 1904-2019. Tournament notes can be found on the PGA TOUR virtual media centre here.
The following are broadcast times for the 2022 RBC Canadian Open:
Thursday, June 9th 3:00pm – 6:00pm (TSN1/4/5; RDS; GOLF)
Friday, June 10th 3:00pm – 6:00pm (TSN1/3; RDS; GOLF)
Saturday, June 11th 1:00pm – 3:00pm (GOLF) | 3:00pm – 6:00pm (CTV; TSN1; RDS; CBS)
Sunday, June 12th 1:00pm – 3:00pm (GOLF) | 3:00pm – 6:00pm (CTV; TSN1; RDS; CBS)
MOBILE APP EXPERIENCE
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THE OPEN QUALIFYING
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.