(TORONTO, March 27) – Golf Canada, in partnership with title sponsor RBC, are excited to announce Sam Burns and Cameron Young have committed to play the 2023 RBC Canadian Open.
The tournament, which is the 112th playing of Canada’s national open golf championship, will take place June 6 to 11 at Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto.
Burns and Young met in the final of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, with Burns topping Young for his fifth-career PGA TOUR victory. The 26-year-old is now ranked No.10 in the world on the back of his three PGA TOUR titles in the last 12 months. Burns, of Shreveport, Louisiana, is ranked No.8 in the FedExCup.
Young, meanwhile, continues his impressive early-career effort on the PGA TOUR. His second-place result at the Match Play was his sixth career runner-up finish. Young, from Scarborough, New York, is the reigning PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year and is ranked 14th in the world.
Both Burns and Young, who were members of the victorious United States’ President Cup squad, were added to RBC’s impressive roster of ambassadors in November.
The RBC Canadian Open is one of the most highly anticipated events on the PGA TOUR, attracting top golfers from around the world. The tournament has a rich history dating back to 1904 and has been won by some of the greatest names in golf, including Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Rory McIlroy – the two-time defending champion.
More player announcements will be made in the weeks leading up to tournament week. Players have until 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 2 to officially commit to the event.