John Chidley-Hill/ Canadian Press
TORONTO – The RBC Canadian Open tees off at St. George’s Golf and Nation Membership on Thursday morning. It’s the primary time the lads’s nationwide golf championship has been held since 2019 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Listed here are 5 factor to know concerning the match:
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There are 20 Canadians within the area, greater than some other PGA Tour occasion, growing the chance of a Canadian successful the nationwide championship for the primary time since Pat Fletcher did it in 1954. Canadian golf followers will wish to concentrate at 7:02 a.m. native time when an all-Canadian trio that includes Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., and Mike Weir of Brights Grove, Ont., tee off collectively.
At 165 acres St. George’s Golf and Nation Membership in Toronto’s west finish is among the smallest programs on the PGA Tour this season. Returning champion Rory McIlroy famous on Wednesday how tight the grandstands had been to among the fairways, which means spectators will likely be proper in on the motion.
The U.S. Open is famend for its lengthy tough and, because the occasion previous the third main of the lads’s golf season, the Canadian Open is following swimsuit. A number of gamers remarked on the deep tough at St. George’s on Wednesday, together with McIlroy, who gained the American nationwide championship in 2011.
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Aaron Cockerill has persistently been the most effective Canadian on the European-based DP World Tour. Cockerill, from Stony Mountain, Man., is at present ranked forty second on the circuit that takes in Europe, Africa, and the Center East. Regardless of his worldwide success, will probably be the 30-year-old’s first look at a Canadian Open as knowledgeable.
The Canadian Open is being positioned by the PGA Tour, Golf Canada, and their companions because the unofficial opening of summer season. A part of that’s making a pageant ambiance. Live shows headlined by rapper Flo Rida and pop group Maroon 5 will likely be held on Friday and Saturday evening at close by Richview Collegiate Institute. The Rink, a hockey-themed function gap, will return with enviornment boards surrounding the tee field and goalie helmets marking the tee.