One of North America’s national open golf tournaments is now the week before the third major of the year as the PGA Tour’s best tee it up at the RBC Canadian Open in Hamilton, Ontario. Last year, Dustin Johnson defeated By eong-Hun An and Whee Kim by 3 strokes for his 19th career victory. This year, he will defend his title against some of the biggest names in golf, including the reigning PGA Champion Brooks Keopka and current FedEx Cup points leader Matt Kuchar. Past champions in the field include two-time winner Jim Furyk, Scott Piercy and Brandt Snedeker, and Canadian players Corey Conners and Adam Hadwin will look to add their national championship to their trophy case.
Hamilton Golf and Country Club :
will host the Canadian Open for the 6th time in the tournaments illustrious 115 year history. One of the few courses on Tour that are less than 7,000 yards, the winner of this event will need to rely on pinpoint accuracy.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Brooks Koepka: As he prepares for his title defense and a search for three consecutive U.S. Opens, Brooks manages to play well in the weeks leading up to majors. It’s his first start in this event since 2015, but that shouldn’t keep him from having a solid finish.
Rory McIlroy: Although he hasn’t had the major championship results he would like, Rory is still having an amazing season. As he gears up for Pebble Beach, don’t be surprised to see him contend this week in Canada.