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RBC Canadian Open

RBC Canadian Open
NameCanadian Open
LocationCanada
Establishment1904
Course2011 Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, British Columbia
Par70 in 2011
Yardage7,010 yards in 2011
TourPGA Tour
FormatStroke play
PurseUS$5,200,000
Month PlayedJuly
Aggregate263 Johnny Palmer (1952)
To-par-23 Arnold Palmer (1955)
Current ChampionSean O'Hair

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The RBC Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904 by the Royal Canadian Golf Association. It has been played annually ever since, excepting some years during World War I and World War II.

As a national open, and especially as the most accessible non-U.S. national open for American golfers, the event had a special status in the era before the professional tour system became dominant in golf. In the interwar years it was sometimes considered the third most prestigious tournament in the sport, after The Open Championship and the U.S. Open. This previous status was noted in the media in 2000, when Tiger Woods became the first man to win The Triple Crown (all three Opens in the same season) since Lee Trevino in 1971. Nonetheless, this special status has largely dissipated, but the Canadian Open remains a well-regarded fixture on the PGA Tour.

A limited number of entries are allocated to players of the Canadian Tour; however, prize money won at the Canadian Open does not count towards the Canadian Tour money list.

Celebrated golfers who have won the tournament include: Walter Hagen, Tommy Armour, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Bobby Locke, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Greg Norman and Tiger Woods. The Canadian Open is regarded as the most prestigious tournament never won by the great Jack Nicklaus, a seven-time runner-up. Leo Diegel has the most titles with four.

In the early 2000s, the tournament was held in mid-September. Seeking to change this, Golf Canada lobbied for a summer date. When the Tour schedule was revamped in 2007, the tournament was rescheduled for July, albeit sandwiched between three events with even higher profiles (The Open Championship the week prior, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational the week after, and the PGA Championship the week after that). A further tweaking of the schedule in 2009 saw the Canadian Open receive a slightly more favourable date; while it is still held the week after the Open Championship, it now is two weeks before the Bridgestone Invitational. Still, the tournament counts towards the FedEx Cup standings.

Glen Abbey Golf Course has hosted the most Canadian Opens, with 25 to date. Glen Abbey was designed in 1976 by Jack Nicklaus for the Royal Canadian Golf Association, to serve as the permanent home for the championship from 1977, with occasional visits to other clubs. From the mid-1990s, the RCGA decided to move the championship around the country. Royal Montreal Golf Club, home of the first Open in 1904, ranks second with nine times hosted. Mississaugua Golf & Country Club has hosted six Opens, Toronto Golf Club and St. George's Golf and Country Club have each hosted five Opens, and three clubs have each hosted four Opens: Lambton Golf Club, Hamilton Golf and Country Club, and Scarboro Golf Club. The championship has for the most part been held in Ontario and Quebec, the two most populous Canadian provinces. Ontario and Quebec have seen all but nine Opens. New Brunswick had the Open in 1939, Manitoba in 1952 and 1961, Alberta in 1958, and British Columbia in 1948, 1954, 1966, 2005 and 2011.

The Open will return to Hamilton Golf and Country Club for 2012.

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* Tournament won by an amateur
Triple Crown of Golf winner

Year Country Champion Course Location Score To par
2011 US SeanO'Hair † Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club Vancouver, British Columbia 276  
2010 SE CarlPettersson St. George's Golf and Country Club Toronto, Ontario 266  
2009 AU NathanGreen † Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 270  
2008 US ChezReavie Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 267  
2007 US JimFuryk (2) Angus Glen Golf Club (North Course) Markham, Ontario 268  
2006 US JimFuryk Hamilton Golf and Country Club Ancaster, Ontario 266  
2005 US MarkCalcavecchia Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club Vancouver, British Columbia 275  
2004 FJ VijaySingh † Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 275  
2003 US BobTway † Hamilton Golf and Country Club Ancaster, Ontario 272  
2002 US JohnRollinsJohn Rollins (golfer) † Angus Glen Golf Club (South Course) Markham, Ontario 272  
2001 US ScottVerplank Royal Montreal Golf Club   266  
2000 US TigerWoods ‡ Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 266  
1999 US HalSutton Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 275  
1998 US Billy Andrade † Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 275  
1997 US SteveJonesSteve Jones (golfer) (2) Royal Montreal Golf Club   275  
1996 US DudleyHart Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 202  
1995 US MarkO'Meara † Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 274  
1994 ZW NickPrice (2) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 275  
1993 ZA DavidFrostDavid Frost (golfer) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 279  
1992 AU GregNorman (2) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 280  
1991 ZW NickPrice Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 273  
1990 US WayneLevi Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 278  
1989 US SteveJonesSteve Jones (golfer) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 271  
1988 US KenGreenKen Green (golfer) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 275  
1987 US CurtisStrange (2) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 276  
1986 US BobMurphyBob Murphy (golfer) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 280  
1985 US CurtisStrange Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 279  
1984 AU GregNorman Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 278  
1983 US JohnCookJohn Cook (golfer) † Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 277  
1982 US BruceLietzke (2) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 277  
1981 GB PeterOosterhuis Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 280  
1980 US BobGilder Royal Montreal Golf Club   274  
1979 US LeeTrevino (3) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 281  
1978 US BruceLietzke Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 283  
1977 US LeeTrevino (2) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 280  
1976 US JerryPate Essex Golf & Country Club Windsor, Ontario 267  
1975 US TomWeiskopf (2) Royal Montreal Golf Club   274  
1974 US BobbyNichols Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Mississauga, Ontario 270  
1973 US TomWeiskopf Richelieu Valley Golf & Country Club Ste. Julie de Vercheres, Quebec 278  
1972 US GayBrewer Cherry Hill Club Ridgeway, Ontario 275  
1971 US LeeTrevino †‡ Richelieu Valley Golf & Country Club Ste. Julie de Vercheres, Quebec 275  
1970 US KermitZarley London Hunt & Country Club London, Ontario 279  
1969 US TommyAaron † Pine Grove Golf & Country Club St. Luc, Quebec 275  
1968 NZ BobCharlesBob Charles (golfer) St. George's Golf and Country Club Toronto, Ontario 274  
1967 US BillyCasper † Montreal Municipal Golf Club Montreal, Quebec 279  
1966 US Don Massengale Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club Vancouver, British Columbia 280  
1965 US GeneLittler Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Mississauga, Ontario 273  
1964 AU KelNagle Pine Grove Golf & Country Club St. Luc, Quebec 277  
1963 US DougFordDoug Ford (golfer) (2) Scarboro Golf and Country Club Scarborough, Ontario 280  
1962 US TedKroll Le Club Laval-sur-le-Lac Laval-sur-le-Lac, Quebec 278  
1961 US JackyCupit Niakwa Country Club Winnipeg, Manitoba 270  
1960 US ArtWall, Jr. St. George's Golf and Country Club Toronto, Ontario 269  
1959 US DougFordDoug Ford (golfer) Islesmere Golf & Country Club Montreal, Quebec 276  
1958 US WesEllis Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club Edmonton, Alberta 267  
1957 US GeorgeBayer Westmount Golf & Country Club Kitchener, Ontario 271  
1956 US DougSanders* † Beaconsfield Golf Club Montreal, Quebec 273  
1955 US ArnoldPalmer Weston Golf and Country Club Toronto, Ontario 265  
1954 CA PatFletcher Point Grey Golf Club Vancouver, British Columbia 280  
1953 US DaveDouglasDave Douglas (golfer) Scarboro Golf and Country Club Scarborough, Ontario 273  
1952 US JohnnyPalmer St. Charles Country Club Winnipeg, Manitoba 263  
1951 AU JimFerrier (2) Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Mississauga, Ontario 273  
1950 AU JimFerrier Royal Montreal Golf Club   271  
1949 US E. J. "Dutch"HarrisonE. J. Harrison (golfer) St. George's Golf and Country Club Toronto, Ontario 271  
1948 US CharlesCongdon Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club Vancouver, British Columbia 280  
1947 ZA BobbyLocke Scarboro Golf and Country Club Scarborough, Ontario 268  
1946 US GeorgeFazio † Beaconsfield Golf Club Montreal, Quebec 278  
1945 US ByronNelson Thornhill Golf Club Thornhill, Ontario 280  
1944 None Cancelled due to World War II
1943 None Cancelled due to World War II
1942 US CraigWoodCraig Wood (golfer) Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Mississauga, Ontario 275  
1941 US SamSnead (3) Lambton Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 274  
1940 US SamSnead (2) Scarboro Golf and Country Club Scarborough, Ontario 281  
1939 US Harold "Jug"McSpaden Riverside Country Club Saint John, New Brunswick 282  
1938 US SamSnead † Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Mississauga, Ontario 277  
1937 GB HarryCooperHarry Cooper (golfer) (2) St. Andrews Club Toronto, Ontario 285  
1936 US Lawson Little St. Andrews Club Toronto, Ontario 271  
1935 US GeneKunes Summerlea Golf Club Montreal, Quebec 280  
1934 US TommyArmour (3) Lakeview Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 287  
1933 AU JoeKirkwood, Sr. St. George's Golf and Country Club Toronto, Ontario 282  
1932 GB HarryCooperHarry Cooper (golfer) Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club Ottawa, Ontario 290  
1931 US WalterHagen † Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Mississauga, Ontario 292  
1930 US TommyArmour (2) Hamilton Golf and Country Club Ancaster, Ontario 273  
1929 US LeoDiegel (4) Kanawaki Golf Club Kahnawake, Quebec 274  
1928 US LeoDiegel (3) Rosedale Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 282  
1927 US TommyArmour Toronto Golf Club Mississauga, Ontario 288  
1926 SCO MacdonaldSmith Royal Montreal Golf Club   283  
1925 US LeoDiegel (2) Lambton Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 295  
1924 US LeoDiegel Mt. Bruno Golf Club St. Bruno, Quebec 285  
1923 SCO ClarenceHackney Lakeview Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 295  
1922 US AlWatrous Mt. Bruno Golf Club St. Bruno, Quebec 303  
1921 US WilliamTrovinger Toronto Golf Club Mississauga, Ontario 293  
1920 GB James DouglasEdgar (2) Rivermead Golf Club Aylmer, Quebec 298  
1919 GB James DouglasEdgar Hamilton Golf and Country Club Ancaster, Ontario 278  
1918 None Cancelled due to World War I
1917 None Cancelled due to World War I
1916 None Cancelled due to World War I
1915 None Cancelled due to World War I
1914 CA KarlKeffer (2) Toronto Golf Club Mississauga, Ontario 300  
1913 CA Albert MurrayAlbert Murray (golfer) (2) Royal Montreal Golf Club   295  
1912 GB George SargentGeorge Sargent (golfer) Rosedale Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 299  
1911 CA CharlesMurrayCharles Murray (golfer) (2) Royal Ottawa Golf Club Aylmer, Quebec 314  
1910 US DanielKenny Lambton Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 303  
1909 CA KarlKeffer Toronto Golf Club Mississauga, Ontario 309  
1908 CA Albert MurrayAlbert Murray (golfer) Royal Montreal Golf Club   300  
1907 GB PercyBarrettPercy Barrett (golfer) Lambton Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 306  
1906 CA CharlesMurrayCharles Murray (golfer) Royal Ottawa Golf Club Aylmer, Quebec 170 (36 holes)  
1905 SCO GeorgeCumming Toronto Golf Club Mississauga, Ontario 148 (36 holes)  
1904 GB John H.Oke Royal Montreal Golf Club   156 (36 holes)  

Major championship winner the same year as the Open win ‡
Major championship winner M

Country Golfer Total Years
United States LeoDiegel ‡†M 4 1924, 1925, 1928, 1929
United States TommyArmour ‡†M 3 1927, 1930, 1934
United States SamSnead M† 3 1938, 1940, 1941
United States LeeTrevino ‡M 3 1971, 1977, 1979TC
  CharlesMurrayCharles Murray † 2 1906, 1911
  AlbertMurrayAlbert Murray † 2 1908, 1913
  Karl Keffer † 2 1909, 1914
England sortnameJames DouglasEdgar 2 1919, 1920
England HarryCooperHarry Cooper (golfer) † 2 1932, 1937
Australia JimFerrier M† 2 1950, 1951
United States DougFordDoug Ford (golfer) M 2 1959, 1963
United States TomWeiskopf ‡M 2 1973, 1975
United States BruceLietzke 2 1978, 1982
United States CurtisStrange M 2 1985, 1987
Australia GregNorman M 2 1984, 1992
Zimbabwe NickPrice ‡M 2 1991, 1994
United States SteveJonesSteve Jones (golfer) M 2 1989, 1997
United States JimFuryk M 2 2006, 2007

Rank Country Wins Winners First title Last title
1 United States 70 53 1910 2011
2 England 8 6 1904 1981
T3 Australia 7 5 1933 2009
Canada 7 4 1906 1954
5   3 3 1905 1926
T6 South Africa 2 2 1947 1993
Zimbabwe 2 1 1991 1994
T8 New Zealand 1 1 1968
Fiji 1 1 2004
Sweden 1 1 2010

Year Edition Course City Province Dates
2012 103rd Hamilton Golf and Country Club Hamilton Ontario July 21 24
2013 104th Royal Montreal Golf Club Montreal Quebec *
2014 105th Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville Ontario *

PGA Tour events

Major championshipsThe Masters * U.S. Open * The Open Championship (British Open) * PGA Championship
Other FedEx Cup tournamentsSBS Championship * Sony Open in Hawaii * Bob Hope Classic * Farmers Insurance Open * Northern Trust Open * AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am * WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship * Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun * Waste Management Phoenix Open * The Honda Classic * WGC-CA Championship * Puerto Rico Open * Transitions Championship * Arnold Palmer Invitational * Shell Houston Open * Verizon Heritage * Zurich Classic of New Orleans * Quail Hollow Championship * The Players Championship * Valero Texas Open * HP Byron Nelson Championship * Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial * Memorial Tournament * St. Jude Classic * Travelers Championship * AT&T National * John Deere Classic * Reno-Tahoe Open * RBC Canadian Open * Greenbrier Classic * WGC-Bridgestone Invitational * Turning Stone Resort Championship * Wyndham Championship
FedEx Cup playoff eventsThe Barclays * Deutsche Bank Championship * BMW Championship * The Tour Championship
Featured eventsCIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia * WGC-HSBC Champions
Fall SeriesViking Classic * McGladrey Classic * Frys.com Open * Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open * Children's Miracle Network Classic
Team eventsPresidents Cup * Ryder Cup * Mission Hills World Cup
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(unofficial money)
Tavistock Cup * CVS Caremark Charity Classic * PGA Grand Slam of Golf * ADT Skills Challenge * Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge * Skins Game * Father/Son Challenge * The Shark Shootout * Chevron World Challenge * Kiwi Challenge
OtherFormer events

Major golf championships

CurrentMasters Tournament * U.S. Open * The Open Championship * PGA Championship
PastBritish Amateur * U.S. Amateur
RelatedSouth African Open * Canadian Open
See alsoMost Wins * Chronological * Grand Slam · Triple Crown



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