Final Field released for the 2024 RBC Canadian Open

2024 RBCCO Final Field

Defending champion Nick Taylor and two-time winner Rory McIlroy along with international stars Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry, Tom Kim, Adam Scott, Sahith Theegala, Sam Burns and Cameron Young ready to challenge the historic Hamilton Golf and Country Club

Nick Taylor and fellow Canadian stars Corey Conners, Adam Hadwin, Taylor Pendrith, Mackenzie Hughes and Adam Svensson headline a group of
25 Canadians set to compete in 113th playing of Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship

Three-night SiriusXM Concert Series will feature an all-Canadian line-up: Dance music duo Loud Luxury and Toronto DJ Frank Walker will perform on Thursday, May 30; Juno Award winners July Talk and Canadian legends Our Lady Peace on Friday, May 31; and award-winning singer, songwriter and philanthropist, Lindsay Ell with country music rising star Josh Ross on Saturday, June 1

Hamilton, Ont. – Golf Canada and RBC are pleased to announce the final field vying for the $9.4 million US purse at the 2024 RBC Canadian Open, May 28 – June 2 at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ont.

Defending champion Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C. will be the first Canadian in nearly 70 years to compete as defending champion, coming off a historic four-hole playoff victory over Tommy Fleetwood last year at Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto.

Joining Taylor is two-time RBC Canadian Open Champion and world no. 3 Rory McIlroy. The 26-time PGA TOUR winner will be looking to claim his third Canadian Open title in 2024 and join a trio of three-time champions in Tommy Armour, Sam Snead, and Lee Trevino.

Other fan-favourites in the field for the 113th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship include two members of Team Europe’s 2023 Ryder Cup winning side, Tommy Fleetwood (world no. 13) and Shane Lowry (world no. 33). Joining them is three-time PGA TOUR winner, Tom Kim (world no. 26) and 2013 Masters Champion and 14-time PGA TOUR winner, Adam Scott (world no. 62). The group will compete alongside Team RBC ambassadors Sahith Theegala (world no. 12), Cameron Young (world no. 17) and Sam Burns (world no. 29).

A 25-player Canadian contingent will compete at Hamilton and among them look to become the first Canadian back-to-back winners of the National Open Championship in 110-years (Albert Murray 1913 and Karl Keffer 1914).

The Canadian contingent is led by RBC Canadian Open defending champion, Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C. (world no. 28) and PGA TOUR winners, Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont. (world no. 50), Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C. (world no. 55), Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont. (world no. 61), Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont. (world no. 68), Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C. (world no. 86), as well as fellow PGA TOUR members Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont. and Roger Sloan of Calgary, Alta.

In addition to world class golf, fans at the 2024 RBC Canadian Open will be treated to the three-night SiriusXM Concert Series onsite at Hamilton Golf and Country Club featuring an all-Canadian line-up. Dance music duo Loud Luxury and Toronto DJ Frank Walker will perform on Thursday, May 30; night two features Juno Award winners July Talk and Canadian legends Our Lady Peace on Friday, May 31; and Saturday, June 1 will be highlighted by award-winning singer, songwriter and philanthropist, Lindsay Ell and country music rising star Josh Ross.

“We are very pleased with our international field of world-class competitors that are making their way to Canada to join us at the historic Hamilton Golf and Country Club and challenge for the 113th playing of Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship,” said RBC Canadian Open Tournament Director Bryan Crawford. “Led by our defending champion Nick Taylor, and two-time champion Rory McIlroy, this year’s championship features a strong mix of stars with over 100 wins combined on the PGA TOUR and over 120 internationally in addition to past major champions, Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup team winners and a 25-player Canadian contingent. Along with great golf, fans will be treated to an incredible festival environment with terrific on-site activities including The Fare Way featuring The Keg and the three-night SiriusXM Concert Series featuring some incredible Canadian talent.” 

In total, 156 players will compete for the $9.4 million US purse next week in Ancaster when the RBC Canadian Open returns for the seventh time to the storied Hamilton Golf and Country Club. It will be the first opportunity for the stars of the PGA TOUR to experience the newly renovated Harry Colt design led by Martin Ebert. The two-year renovation project, which saw the return of key Colt design elements from the course’s past, including the complete rebuild of all 27 greens and bunkers, was named the “Best New Restoration” by Golf Digest for 2022.

Click here for a full field list for the 2024 RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ont.

PGA TOUR Season Winners…

Eight in-year PGA TOUR winners will compete at Hamilton including Nick Taylor (WM Phoenix Open), Brice Garnett (Puerto Rico Open), Akshay Bhatia (Valero Texas Open), Shane Lowry (Zurich Classic of New Orleans), Rory McIlroy (Zurich Classic of New Orleans and Wells Fargo Championship), Taylor Pendrith (CJ Cup Byron Nelson), Chris Gotterup (Myrtle Beach Classic).

Major Winners….

12 major winners are represented in the field including four-time major winner Rory McIlroy (2011 U.S. Open, 2012 & 2014 PGA Championship, 2014 Open Championship), two-time major winner Zach Johnson (2007 Masters, 2015 Open Championship), along with Shane Lowry (2019 Open Championship), Gary Woodland (2019 U.S. Open), Jason Dufner (2013 PGA Championship), Stewart Cink (2009 Open Championship), Adam Scott (2013 Masters) and Mike Weir (2003 Masters).

Past Champions…

Five past RBC Canadian Open champions will compete at Hamilton including two-time champion Rory McIlroy (2022, 2019) and defending champion, Nick Taylor (2023). Two-time champion Jhonatthan Vegas (2017, 2016), Brandt Snedeker (2013) and Chez Reavie (2008) will also be competing.

International winners and other notables…

The field comprises over 120 international tournament wins. Nine winners from past European Ryder Cup Team wins and four winners from U.S. Team wins. 17 U.S. Presidents Cup Team winners. 11 past Olympians, including 2016 Olympic Games Bronze Medalist, Matt Kuchar and 2020 Olympic Games Bronze Medalist, C.T. Pan.

25 Canadians to compete for their National Men’s Open Title…

In total, a 25-player Canadian contingent will challenge for the national championship led by RBC Canadian Open defending champion, Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C. (world no. 28) and PGA TOUR winners, Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont. (world no. 50), Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C. (world no. 55), Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont. (world no. 61), Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont. (world no. 68), Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C. (world no. 86), as well as fellow PGA TOUR members Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont. and Roger Sloan of Calgary, Alta. Canadian golf icon and President’s Cup International Team Captain Mike Weir of Bright’s Grove, Ont. will be competing in his 31st RBC Canadian Open. Three members of Team Canada have earned exemptions including, Matthew Anderson of Mississauga, Ont. Stuart Macdonald of Vancouver, B.C. and Jared du Toit, of Kimberley, B.C. In addition, PGA TOUR member Michael Gligic of Burlington, Ont., Richard T. Lee of Toronto, Ont., PGA TOUR veteran David Hearn of Brantford, Ont. Aaron Cockerill of Winnipeg, Man., Wil Bateman of Edmonton, Alta. and Myles Creighton of Digby, N.S. have all received exemptions to compete. Previous exemptions were also secured by Kevin Stinson of Mission, B.C. Étienne Papineau of St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que. and reigning Canadian Men’s Amateur champion Ashton McCulloch of Kingston, Ont. Four other Canadians earned exemptions through RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifying including Jake Lane of Vancouver, B.C. (BC Regional Qualifier at Pitt Meadows Golf Club), Justin Matthews (a) of Little Britain, Ont. (First Ontario Regional Qualifying at Oshawa Golf & Curling Club), Marc-Olivier Plasse of Léry, Que. (Quebec Regional Qualifier at Club de golf Le Blainviller) and Cam Kellett (a) of London, Ont. (Second Ontario Regional Qualifier at Tarandowah Golfers Club).

Final Tournament Exemptions to be Named…

The final four tournament exemptions into the field for the 2024 RBC Canadian Open will be handed out at the Final Qualifier on Monday, May 27 at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley (North Course) in Caledon, Ont. A high number of players attempted to gain entry into the field by competing at five Regional Qualifying sites earlier this month. A total of 106 players including 94 Canadians will compete at TPC Toronto. Click here for a field list. 

Hamilton G&CC to host National Finals of the BDO National Golf League…

The BDO National Golf League finals take place on Saturday, May 25 at Hamilton Golf and Country Club with 52 pairings (104 total golfers) competing for the national championship and the opportunity to represent Canada at The R&A 9 Hole Challenge at Royal Troon in Troon, Scotland, one-week prior to the 152nd Open Championship. The inaugural season saw over 10,000 participants from 107 leagues from coast-to-coast compete for a spot in the national final. Registration for the 2024 BDO National Golf League is now open, for more information please visit nationalgolfleague.ca.

RBC Hall of Fame Day Returns on Tuesday, May 28…

Golf Canada and RBC are pleased to welcome the return of RBC Hall of Fame Day as an official kickoff event for the 2024 RBC Canadian Open. RBC Hall of Fame Day will include the induction ceremony for accomplished amateur and professional player and current PGA of Canada member Lisa Meldrum as the 86th honoured member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. Joining the celebration will be a several honoured members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. The event gets underway at 12:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 28 with a private luncheon onsite at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. In addition, Canadian Golf Hall of Famer Lorie Kane will present the 2023 Lorie Kane Community Spirit Awards to recipients Simeon Pompey and Rosie Allen.

MOBILE APP EXPERIENCE…

Experience the RBC Canadian Open like never before by downloading the Golf Canada Mobile App on your iOS or Android device. Essential features include a live map, leaderboard & pairings, tickets, breaking news, and special events. Plus, use the Golf Canada Mobile App to enhance your experience while playing! Find golf courses, track your game, set up matches against friends, access GPS yardages and more. Click here to download.

RBC CANADIAN OPEN – MEDIA GUIDE & PLAYER PERFORMANCE GUIDE

Below are links to the RBC Canadian Open Media Guide as well as the all-time Player Performance Guide:

2024 RBC Canadian Open Media Guide

RBC Canadian Open – All-Time Player Performance Guide

Tickets for the 2024 RBC Canadian Open are available here. Children aged 12-and-under get free admission with a ticketed adult.