Jhonattan Vegas captures 2016 RBC Canadian Open

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OAKVILLE, ON - JULY 24: Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela poses with the trophy after winning during the final round of the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club on July 24, 2016 in Oakville, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)


Jhonattan Vegas earned his second career PGA Tour victory at the 2016 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club. The Venezuelan tallied nine birdies en route to a final round 64 to emerge victorious at the 107th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship.

The 31-year-old began the day at 4-under, five-strokes off the lead at the historic Jack Nicklaus design. A string of five birdies from holes two to six vaulted Vegas into a share of second. He would notch four birdies on the back nine, including three straight across his final three holes to secure the clubhouse lead at 12-under and the eventual victory.

“That’s the fortunate breaks that sometimes you need to be a champion on the PGA Tour,” reflected Vegas when asked about the uncertainty that sometimes accompanies the sport. “It’s a great feeling. I mean, last week, I had a six-shot lead going into the weekend and lost by three. I was five back starting today and won by one. It’s a crazy sport. You’ve just got to keep your head down and play hard at every shot.”

The past three years have seen Vegas endure some highs and lows, dating back to shoulder surgery in 2013 which saw him miss nearly 10 months while recovering. Vegas spoke to the need for self-confidence when reflecting on the state of his game.

“The biggest thing, I think it’s the belief; the belief that you can do it; the belief that you can go shoot low numbers competing against the best players in the world. That’s just the difference. I mean, because from where I was last year to where I am right now, obviously a couple of things have improved.”

Vegas will compete in Rio de Janeiro when golf makes its long-awaited return to the Olympic stage after a 112-year absence. The Venezuelan Olympian was clear when asked to whom he would dedicate this victory, outside of his family.

“Definitely I want to dedicate it to the country because of all the tremendous support that I’ve had from them, even through the rough time they are having right now.”

The Vegas triumph closed a chapter on one of the biggest storylines heading into the final round – the performance of Kimberley, B.C., native Jared du Toit, who entered the day with a share of second alongside U.S. Open champion and World No. 2 Dustin Johnson. The 21-year-old garnered cheers from hosts of newfound fans as he attempted to become the first Canadian since Pat Fletcher in 1954 to earn the title of Canadian Open champion.

“Unbelievable. The atmosphere they were providing was unbelievable,” said du Toit, when asked about the experience of playing in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open. “Every tee box, like I said yesterday, every tee box, every green, everyone was clapping, hollering, “Go Canada!” It was truly unbelievable. I’m on cloud nine right now.”

du Toit, a member of Golf Canada’s National Amateur Squad, carded a 71 to move to 9-under and finish in four-way tie for ninth. The Arizona State University Sun Devil, who will begin his senior year in the fall, claimed the Gary Cowan Medal as low amateur. du Toit was at a loss for words when asked how he would have reacted to this outcome just a few days ago.

“I don’t know what I would say. Honestly, I had no expectations coming into this week. I thought maybe if I play well and make the cut…I honestly didn’t know. To come out this week and play well, Top-10 feels really good.”

Abbotsford, B.C., product Adam Hadwin registered a 71 to finish 1-under and claim the Rivermead Cup as the low Canadian professional.

The RBC Canadian Open will return to Glen Abbey Golf Club for a record 29th time in 2017 to build upon the continued partnership between the storied club and Canada’s National Open Championship.


Canadian amateur Jared du Toit one back of leader Brandt Snedeker heading into final round of the RBC Canadian Open

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Oakville, Ontario: RBC CANADIAN OPEN GLEN ABBEY GOLF COURSE THIRD ROUND Photo By Bernard Brault, Golf Canada, July 23, 2016


Brandt Snedeker conquered the dense heat and gusty winds at Glen Abby Golf Club Saturday to card a 6-under 66 and take the lead at the RBC Canadian Open. Heading into the final round, Golf Canada National Amateur Squad member Jared du Toit holds a share of second with Dustin Johnson, one shot off the lead at the 107th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship.

du Toit tallied three bogeys and a pair of birdies across the front nine, but the resilient 21-year-old went on to finish bogey-free across his final nine holes, collecting a birdie on No. 13 and an eagle on No. 18. The crowd roared in approval and an impromptu performance of O Canada accompanied the Kimberley, B.C., native as he stepped off the course.

“Unbelievable, can’t say anything else but that word,” reflected du Toit when asked about the cheering crowd and his remarkable day. “It’s truly been a dream so far and seeing that putt go in was just a great cherry on top to the round.”

As the Arizona State University senior prepares for the biggest round on the biggest stage of his young career, he remains focused on the task, but is unsure of his preparations.

“I have no idea,” du Toit responded when asked about his ability to maintain patience and perspective tomorrow. “I’ve never been there, but I’m looking forward to it. I’ve never kind of been in this kind of pressure, this atmosphere before. I’m here having fun and trying to go and play golf. It hasn’t set in so far, but loving every minute of it.”

du Toit is one stroke back of 54-hole leader and Tennessee native Brandt Snedeker, who carded five straight birdies across holes two to six en route to a 66 which vaulted him into contention; an eagle on No. 18 securing him sole possession of the lead. Snedeker looks forward to the experience of playing with the Canadian amateur in the final pairing.

“I think I’m going to be the most hated man in Canada tomorrow, but it’s going to be a lot of fun trying to figure it out. He’s great. For a 21-year-old kid to be playing golf here is awesome, let alone to do it in your National Open. I mean, I can’t imagine the nerves this kid has to be playing as great of golf as he has.

“I’m looking forward to meeting him. I’m looking forward to playing with him and I’m going to do everything I can to help him have a great day tomorrow. I want him to have a great experience tomorrow and really enjoy it.”

Snedeker feels a connection to the country and the course where he claimed victory at the 2013 RBC Canadian Open.

“I’ve been in this situation before here, winning three years before here and so I’m excited to be back,” he said. “This is as close to home – kind of a home away from here. My caddie is from here and RBC has been one of my sponsors for a long time. I feel like I’ve got some friends and family rooting me on tomorrow.”

Tied alongside du Toit is U.S. Open champion and World No. 2 Dustin Johnson. The 36-hole co-leader notched four birdies and finished with a 71 for a second straight day.

“Tomorrow, I feel like I’m playing pretty well, swinging the ball well,” Johnson said. “Got a lot of confidence in my golf swing right now. So just need to go out and make some birdies early and put some numbers on the board.”

Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., is T44 at even-par following a 2-over performance. Amateur Garrett Rank from Elmira, Ont., is tied for 71st, while fellow Ontarian Corey Conners of Listowel is 78th.


Dustin Johnson and Luke List maintain hold on RBC Canadian Open lead

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Oakville, Ontario: RBC CANADIAN OPEN GLEN ABBEY GOLF COURSE SECOND ROUND Photo By Bernard Brault, Golf Canada, July 22, 2016

Oakville, Ont. – Amidst blistering temperatures and blustery winds, 18-hole leaders Dustin Johnson and Luke List matched 71s to hold steady atop the RBC Canadian Open leaderboard at Glen Abbey Golf Club.

Johnson – the 2016 U.S. Open champion and World No. 2 – began the day on the back nine and was 4-over through his first four holes. He recovered to collect six birdies the rest of the way, but settled for a bogey on No. 8 to reach 7-under through 36 holes. Johnson was at a loss for words when asked about the beginning of his day.

“I really don’t know what happened the first four holes. Just got off to a bad start. Hit it in a couple awkward spots. Made some bad bogeys, but fought back and turned it around and felt like I played really nicely from 14 on in.”

“I think it was a little tougher today,” said Johnson, when asked about the gusty conditions. “The wind today almost feels like it’s a little bit heavier and it’s affecting the ball a little bit more, and it’s a little bit different direction. But I mean, you’ve just got to take advantage of the downwind holes and the into-the-wind holes, just try to get looks.”

With a share of the lead, Johnson feels confident heading into the third round.

“I felt like the game is really good. I’m really happy with my position. Obviously today I struggled a little bit there to start, but the game feels good. I feel like I’m rolling it really well. So I’m looking forward to getting out here tomorrow.”

Luke List extended his string of bogey-free holes to 28 before tallying three through Glen Abbey’s valley holes – Nos. 11 to 15. Birdies on holes 16 and 18 restored the Seattle native’s share of the lead.

“I think the valley is playing tough for everybody,” reflected List. “I wasn’t too displeased with that. I had a good front nine and I was really happy with that. I’ll try to make a few pars in the valley tomorrow and go from there.”

List talked about the need to internalize the pressures of being tied for the lead with a player who has posted five straight Top-10 results, including victories at the U.S. Open and the Bridgestone Invitational, since the beginning of June.

“If I can just forget about what everybody else is doing and stay in my mindset, I’ve had a really good frame of mind the last couple days – just my attitude right now – if I can keep that up, I’ll be happy with the way I finish.”

Calgary amateur Jared du Toit notched six birdies on the day to maintain his hold on T3. The Team Canada National Amateur Squad member began the day on the back nine and collected his third birdie on No. 18 for a temporary share of the lead. A triple-bogey on the par-5 second hole proved to only temporarily set-back the 21-year-old; he strung together a trio of birdies across holes six to eight to finish at 6-under and credits his caddie Sean Burke with keeping him focused.

“I’ve got to thank my caddie because I was pretty down. I was pretty mad about the way things panned out, but he kind of told me ‘just keep going and get back to the game plan and it worked out.”

du Toit appreciates the position in which he sits at his first RBC Canadian Open.

“Everything from now is just cream on top. I had a lot of fun so far in these few days and expectations, you know, [the media] are the ones that put expectations on. No, just excited to go out there tomorrow and keep having fun.”

Also holding shares of third are Kelly Kraft and former World No. 1 amateur and du Toit’s former Arizona State teammate, Jon Rahm.

Four Canadians have advanced to weekend play by finishing 2-over 146-or-better. Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., shot 70 to reach T21 at 2-under. Amateur Garrett Rank from Elmira, Ont., holds a share of 36th at even-par while Listowel, Ont., native Corey Conners is tied for 62nd at 2-over.

Tee times for the third round can be found here.


Dustin Johnson and Luke List lead RBC Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Dustin Johnson and Luke List battled scorching conditions at Glen Abbey Golf Club to card matching 6-under 66s to take the opening round lead of the RBC Canadian Open.

An eagle on the iconic 18th hole propelled Johnson into a tie for the lead. Johnson added seven birdies on the day, despite the heat and humidity.

“My game feels good. I’ve got a lot of confidence in it. I feel like I’m swinging really well. I felt like I rolled the ball really nicely with the putter today. I’m definitely driving the ball nicely. I’ve got a lot of confidence in the driver. I feel like I can hit it in the fairway, so that’s a big help.”

Johnson, who finished T2 at the 2013 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey, reflected positively on the historic Oakville course.

“I like this golf course. I think it sets up well for me. I like it off the tee. The conditions are really tough right now. The greens are really firm, but they are rolling really nicely. So if you get some good looks at it, you can hold some putts.”

Luke List carded a bogey-free round to earn his share of the lead at the 107th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship. Heading into the RBC Canadian Open, the Jupiter, Fla., resident had missed five of six cuts before registering a T20 result at last week’s Barbasol Championship.

“I think a couple of those missed cuts were pressing too much and just putting too much pressure on myself,” noted List. “I’ve been playing well relatively all year. Missed a lot of cuts by one or two, and sometimes, that’s the way it goes. I’ve been trying to work on my head a little and get a good frame of mind for the end of the year.

The 31-year-old, who started on the back nine, tallied six birdies and was able to take advantage of the historic Oakville course’s four par-5s.

“In the back nine, you have three par-5s, so going in, I knew I would have some scoring opportunities and I was able to do that birdieing three of the par-5s on my first nine. Got off to a great start and hung on at the end and had a couple of good up-and-downs.”

Among the quartet trailing the leaders by one stroke is Canadian Jared du Toit of Calgary. The member of Golf Canada’s National Amateur Squad opened with four birdies across his first six holes to set the tone for his round. A double-bogey on the par-3 7th hole temporarily derailed his day, but the resilient Arizona State University Sun Devil finished eagle-birdie to move to 5-under.

“I think my start surprised me a bit,” said the top-ranked amateur in Canada when asked about his expectations leading into the competition. “There’s definitely birdie holes out there, but I was birdieing a couple holes that are, I think, kind of tougher around here. So yeah, had a really good start. Kind of fought hard all day and finished up with a couple nice ones.”

The experience of playing in his first RBC Canadian Open is not lost on the No. 60-ranked player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

“It’s the first time I’ve had to sign autographs after rounds. That was awesome, definitely a lot of fun. [This experience] is definitely in the top-three kind of rounds I’ve played my career, just kind of feeling-wise and atmosphere.”

The 21-year-old du Toit is tied at 5-under 67 alongside former World No. 1 amateur Jon Rahm and Chesson Hadley of Raleigh, N.C., and Dallas’s Kelly Kraft. Brandt Snedeker, who claimed victory in the 2013 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey, is part of a four-way tie for 7th. Defending champion Jason Day, who collected an eagle and four birdies, is part of a 10-way tie for 11th, which also includes amateur Garrett Rank of Elmira, Ont.



Friday, July 22 is Red & White Day at the RBC Canadian Open. Players, spectators and media members are encouraged to wear red and white to show their national pride in support of the 14 Canadians playing in Canada’s National Open Championship. Canadian flags will be handed out at the main entrance while supplies last.


RBC Canadian Open set to tee off on Thursday

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Oakville, Ontario: RBC CANADIAN OPEN GLEN ABBEY GOLF COURSE PRO AM & WALK WITH THE PRO Photo By Bernard Brault, Golf Canada, July 21th, 2016

OAKVILLE, Ont. – The 107th playing of Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship gets underway Thursday with 155 of the world’s best golfers, including 14 Canadians, set to challenge defending champion Jason Day for the 2016 RBC Canadian Open.

Day’s victory in 2015 began an incredible stretch that saw him win six tournaments and climb to No. 1 in the world. He returns to Glen Abbey Golf Club introspective of how his victory in Canada 12 months ago kicked off the best run of golf in his career.

“Coming into this event last year, I felt confident about my game, but knowing that this event would spring board me to six wins, a major championship, getting to No. 1 in the world, I’d be very surprised by that,” said Day. “It’s amazing how important this event was to me to really get my career going and get it off in the right direction that I’ve always thought it was going to go.”

“You know, it’s been a pretty crazy last eight months or so, and yeah, it’s exciting,” added Day. “Sometimes I don’t have enough time just to sit down and realize what I’ve accomplished and it’s great and everything, but I know that I can’t get too far ahead of myself, because there are a lot of great golfers behind me that are willing to put in the effort and take that No. 1 spot away from me, and then obviously beat me at tournaments like the RBC Canadian Open.”

The opening round of the 2016 RBC Canadian Open gets underway at 7:10 a.m. off the 1st and 10th tees.

Pairings for the opening two rounds of the 107th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 are available online here.


RBC extends commitment to RBC Canadian Open and RBC Heritage

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Oakville, Ontario: RBC CANADIAN OPEN GLEN ABBEY GOLF COURSE PRO AM & WALK WITH THE PRO PRESS CONFERENCE Photo By Bernard Brault, Golf Canada, July 21th, 2016

OAKVILLE, Ont. – The PGA TOUR, RBC, Golf Canada and the Heritage Classic Foundation jointly announced today that RBC has signed six-year extensions as title sponsor of both the RBC Canadian Open and RBC Heritage. The new agreements take effect in 2018 and run through 2023.

“Since assuming sponsorship of Canada’s National Golf Championship in 2008, RBC has been a tremendous partner of the PGA TOUR,” Jay Monahan, Deputy Commissioner of the PGA TOUR, said during a press conference at Glen Abbey Golf Club, site of this week’s RBC Canadian Open. “RBC became passionately involved with the tournament from the outset and since that time, has increased its involvement in golf by sponsoring the RBC Heritage, supporting PGA TOUR and LPGA players through Team RBC, and funding youth and amateur golf initiatives in Canada. We couldn’t be happier to continue our relationship with such a strong advocate of golf through these two long-term extensions.”

“We are excited to extend our commitment to both the RBC Canadian Open and RBC Heritage for an additional six years,” said Dave McKay, President and CEO, RBC. “As the largest company in Canada, our sponsorship of the RBC Canadian Open reflects our leadership position in our home market, while our support of the RBC Heritage demonstrates our strong and growing presence in the U.S., particularly following our recent acquisition of City National Bank. We know many of our clients around the world have a passion for golf. With two PGA TOUR stops and a roster of world-class golfers representing our brand, RBC is proud to promote this great game and to have the opportunity to give back where we live and work, helping our communities prosper.”

The RBC Canadian Open is among the oldest tournaments on the PGA TOUR, dating back to 1904. Since becoming title sponsor, RBC has worked closely with Golf Canada to elevate the tournament in a variety of ways, including the implementation of a rotation of golf courses throughout the country and enhancing the tournament experience for fans and players.

“RBC is playing a major role in supporting excellence in Canadian golf and we are honoured to have them continue on as title sponsor of the RBC Canadian Open,” said Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons.  “RBC is one of Canada’s most respected corporations and as a partner in golf and its continued commitment to conducting a world-class event has elevated the status and prestige of Canada’s National Open Championship.  On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff and Canadian golf fans from coast to coast; we thank RBC for its continued investment in Canadian golf.”

The RBC Heritage debuted in 1969 at Harbour Town Golf Links, a Pete Dye design at the Sea Pines Resort that quickly became a favorite course among TOUR members. In June of 2011, RBC was introduced as the new title sponsor of the PGA TOUR’s annual stop on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

“The Heritage Classic Foundation is pleased to continue our relationship with RBC,” Steve Wilmot, Chief Operating Officer and Tournament Director for the Heritage Classic Foundation said. “RBC’s sponsorship means the Heritage will be able to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2018. RBC and its team of ambassadors have helped the Heritage Classic Foundation continue to elevate the event year after year. We look forward to the next seven years and the positive impact we will be able to provide to the State of South Carolina.”

The RBC Canadian Open begins Thursday with Jason Day, the No. 1 player in the world and one of 14 touring professionals who make up Team RBC, defending his title.


Greening the 2016 RBC Canadian Open

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Oakville, Quebec RBC CANADIAN OPEN CANADA PRO AM DAY 7th hole Photo By Bernard Brault, Golf Canada, July 18th, 2016

TORONTO – This year’s RBC Canadian Open is once again set to be the most sustainable Canadian Open to date. Each year we aim to push the environmental programming to be better and better. This year we have built off of a successful pilot program, and increased the number of Zero Waste Sorting zones.

“RBC is excited to again work with Golf Canada and our partners to host one of the most sustainable golf tournaments on the PGA tour and continue to improve our environmental programing year over year.” says Andrew Craig, Director Corporate Environmental Affairs, RBC.

“We are excited to support these new initiatives to ensure the environmental impacts of the RBC Canadian Open continue to decrease,” said Brent McLaughlin, tournament director for the RBC Canadian Open. “Glen Abbey is a great location to reinforce these initiatives, and the golf course itself has been certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary since 2004.”

Here are the 2016 RBC Canadian Open key environmental initiatives:

Hosting a carbon-neutral event

RBC and Golf Canada have taken responsibility for GHG emissions where possible through the following initiatives:

Reducing waste sent to landfill

The event’s goal is to divert waste from landfill using the following initiatives:

Sustainable transportation options

Steps have been taken to reduce the environmental impacts of transportation and provide sustainable transportation options such as:

Sustainable golf course operations

Since 2004, Glen Abbey has been certified as an Audubon International golf course by Audubon International. Only five per cent of Canadian golf courses have this prestigious environmental designation. To earn this designation, golf courses are subjected to an audit and certification program covering six categories: Environmental Planning, Chemical Use Reduction & Safety, Water Conservation, Water Quality Management, Wildlife & Habitat Management, and Outreach & Education.


Canadian golf team nominated for Rio 2016

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Oakville, Quebec RBC CANADIAN OPEN GLEN ABBEY GOLF COURSE OPENING CEREMONY & OLYMPIC CELEBRATION -Curt Harnett, chef de mission -David Hearn -Graham DeLaet -Alena Sharp -Derek Ingram,men's coach -Tristan Mullally, women's coach Photo By Bernard Brault, Golf Canada, July 20th, 2016

OAKVILLE, Ont. — On Tuesday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Golf Canada named the four athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in golf at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games from August 5 to 21.

The four athletes selected are: Graham DeLaet and David Hearn in the men’s event as well as Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp in the women’s event. The men’s team will be coached by Derek Ingram while Tristan Mullally will coach the women’s team.

The athletes earned their spots on the Canadian Olympic Golf Team based on their standing in the respective men’s and women’s world golf rankings as of July 11, 2016.

The field for the 2016 Olympic golf competition will include 60 women and 60 men competing over 72 holes of stroke play in a men’s individual event (August 11-14) and a women’s individual event (August 17-20). Golf makes a historic return to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years, dating back to when Canadian George S. Lyon won gold for Canada at St. Louis 1904.

At Rio 2016, Canada expects to field a team of approximately 315 athletes.


Cameron Percy, Joey Garber, Corey Conners and Ben Taylor earn final qualifying spots into 2016 RBC Canadian Open

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RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – Cameron Percy, Joey Garber, Corey Conners and Ben Taylor have all earned entry into the field for this week’s RBC Canadian Open through today’s Final Qualifying at DiamondBack Golf Club.

Cameron Percy of Australia and Michigan’s Joey Garber shot matching 5-under par 67s to share co-medallist honours. Percy will be making his 94th career PGA Tour start and his fourth at Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship. His best result came in 2015 at Glen Abbey Golf Club where he tied for 18th. Garber will be making his debut at the RBC Canadian Open.

England-born Ben Taylor finished T3 at 3-under-par alongside Ontarians Corey Conners of Listowel and Chris Hemmerich of Kitchener. Taylor would claim his exemption on the first playoff hole thanks to a birdie on the par-5 18th hole.

Conners, a member of Team Canada’s Young Pro Squad, edged Hemmerich to claim the final spot into the RBC Canadian Open on the second extra hole by making par on the par-5 No. 1.

Conners will be competing in the RBC Canadian Open for a fourth consecutive year.

“I’m really excited,” said Conners. “I’ve been playing really well all year and I really like where my game is at. The atmosphere of being a Canadian and playing at the RBC Canadian Open is really cool. You see young kids who want autographs and there are a lot of people cheering for you, so it’s a great feeling and something that I’m looking forward to experiencing again.”

Additional information regarding the 2016 RBC Canadian Open Final Qualifier can be found here.


Pairings and start times set for 2016 RBC Canadian Open Final Qualifier

Oakville, Ont. (Golf Canada) – The final four spots into the 2016 RBC Canadian Open field will be determined Monday as the Final Qualifier is set for DiamondBack Golf Club in Richmond Hill, Ont.

A total of 72 competitors will challenge for one of four spots into the field for Canada’s National Open Championship.

The Final Qualifier features 18 holes of stroke play with the low four competitors receiving an exemption directly into the 2016 RBC Canadian Open field.  If necessary, a hole-by-hole playoff will be conducted immediately following the conclusion of play.

Click here for pairings, start times and results for RBC Canadian Open Final Qualifying on Monday, July 18. Results will be available as players complete their rounds.

The Final Qualifier on Monday, July 18—which was originally scheduled to be contested at Heron Point Golf Links in Alberton, Ont.—was moved to DiamondBack Golf Club by Golf Canada because of irrigation issues at Heron Point.

“Heron Point’s water control system was damaged late in the Spring which caused them to lose the majority of their water supply,” said Adam Helmer, Golf Canada’s Director, Rules, Competitions and Amateur Status. “Compounded by the drought that we have had in Ontario this season it has left the tees and fairways very burnt. They have worked hard to regain their turf conditions and were hopeful to get the course in shape for the qualifier, however, the conditions have become worse in the last few weeks which resulted in our decisions to change courses.”

The Final Qualifier at DiamondBack Golf Club will begin at 7:30am ET off the first tee.


Thursday July 21

TSN4 & TSN5 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

TSN1 & TSN3 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Golf Channel 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday July 22 – Red & White Day

TSN4 & TSN5 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

TSN1 & TSN3 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Golf Channel 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday July 23

Golf Channel 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Global TV Pre-Game Show 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CBS & Global 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday July 24

Golf Channel 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Global TV Pre-Game Show 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CBS & Global 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Grounds tickets for all days of the 2016 RBC Canadian Open, as well as a limited number of premium ticket packages are still available. A full list of ticket packages and pricing is available online at www.rbccanadianopen.com. Golf Canada and RBC are also pleased to offer FREE admission to juniors 17-and-under.


Part of the FedExCup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete for $5.9 million (US) at the RBC Canadian Open, July 18-24, 2016 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. Conducted by Golf Canada for more than a century, the RBC Canadian Open provides an opportunity for Canada’s top talents to compete against the world’s best golfers while also leaving a significant impact in the event’s host community. The RBC Canadian Open is proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada as the event’s official charity partner. Established in 1904, Canada’s national open golf championship is the third-oldest national open golf championship worldwide next to the British Open and the U.S. Open. The RBC Canadian Open is proudly sponsored by RBC, Shaw, BMW Group Canada, Molson Canadian 67, ZTE, WestJet, TaylorMade adidas Golf, Boston Pizza, Ballantine’s, Santa Carolina Wines, Toronto Star, Coca-Cola, CHIN Radio TV International, Metrolinx and the Government of Canada. For tickets or tournament information, please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com or call 1-800-571-6736.


RBC proudly supports golf around the world through high profile relationships with the PGA TOUR and Golf Canada. RBC is the Official Banking and Financial Services partner of touring professionals Jason Day, Graham DeLaet, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Adam Hadwin, David Hearn, Brooke Henderson, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Ryan Palmer, Morgan Pressel, Brandt Snedeker, Nick Taylor and Mike Weir. As the title sponsor of both the RBC Heritage and the RBC Canadian Open, RBC also supports emerging Canadian golfers through Golf Canada’s grassroots developmental programming, the Canadian Amateur Golf Championships and the high performance national team. RBC is one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies and among the largest banks in the world, as measured by market capitalization. For more information, visit www.rbc.com/golf.


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