Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville Ontario will host the only PGA Tour stop in Canada at the RBC Canadian Open. Last year, Jhonattan Vegas successfully defended his 2016 Canadian Open title against Charley Hoffman on the first playoff hole. He’ll be going for the three-peat against an elite field including the world number-one ranked golfer Dustin Johnson. Other notables in the field are previous Canadian Open winners Brandt Snedeker, Sean O’Hair, and Jim Furyk, as well as Canadian stars Adam Hadwin and Mackenzie Hughes.
The RBC Canadian Open is one of the oldest championships in golf, dating back to 1904. Glen Abbey Golf Club has hosted the national open twenty-nine times, including the last four in a row. A Jack Nicklaus design measuring 6,650 metres, the golf course is known for producing great low scores and worthy champions.
Players to Watch:
Dustin Johnson: The Canadian Open is one of the of the few events DJ has played regularly and yet to win, with two runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2016. With a strong showing this week, Dustin can gain a bit of separation in the FedEx Cup standings and take a firmer grasp on Player of the Year honors.
Tommy Fleetwood: After a top-15 at the Open Championship last week, the 10th ranked player in the world is posting consistent results week after week. National opens have been good to Fleetwood, including his runner-up at last month’s U.S. Open, so don’t be surprised to see him in contention this week.