Canadian Open (golf)
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|Location||Canada – varies|
|Established||1904, 111 years ago|
|Course(s)||Glen Abbey Golf Course, Oakville, Ontario|
|Length||7,273 yards (6,650 m)|
|Organized by||Golf Canada|
|Prize fund||US$5.8 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||263 Johnny Palmer (1952)|
|To par||−23 Arnold Palmer (1955)|
The Canadian Open is a professional golf tournament in Canada, first played 111 years ago in 1904 by the Royal Canadian Golf Association. Played annually continuously since then, except for some years during World War I and World War II, the Canadian Open is the third oldest continuously-running tournament on the PGA Tour, after The Open Championship and the U.S. Open.
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) in 29 years, since Lee Trevino in 1971. In the decades preceding the tournament's move to an undesirable September date in 1988, the Canadian Open was often unofficially referred to as the fifth major. Due to the PGA Tour's unfavorable scheduling, this special status has largely dissipated, but the Canadian Open remains a well-regarded fixture on the PGA Tour.
The top three golfers on the PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit prior to the tournament are given entry into the Canadian Open. However, prize money won at the Canadian Open does not count towards the Canadian Tour money list.
Celebrated winners 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 Jack Nicklaus, a seven-time runner-up. Leo Diegel has the most titles, with four in the 1920s.
In the early 2000s, the tournament was still being held in early September. Seeking to change back to a more desirable summer date in the schedule, the RCGA lobbied for a better date. When the PGA Tour's schedule was revamped to accommodate the FedEx Cup in 2007, the Canadian Open was rescheduled for an even worse date in late July, 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). Even though PGA Tour has placed the event in the worst date of any regular tournament on the PGA Tour, the tournament still counts towards the FedEx Cup standings and earns the winner a Masters invitation.
Glen Abbey Golf Course has hosted the most Canadian Opens, with 26 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. In the mid-1990s, the RCGA decided to move the championship around the country, and continues to alternate between Glen Abbey and other clubs. 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 four clubs have each hosted four Opens: Lambton Golf Club, Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, and Scarboro Golf Club. The championship has for the most part been held in Ontario and Quebec, between them having 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 returned to Royal Montreal in 2014.
The Royal Montreal Golf Club, founded in 1873, is the oldest continuously running official golf club in North America. The club was the host of the first Canadian Open championship in 1904, and has been host to eight other Canadian Opens. The 1912 Canadian Open at the Rosedale Golf Club was famed American golfer Walter Hagen's first professional competition. In 1914, Karl Keffer won the event, being the last Canadian-born champion.
Englishman J. Douglas Edgar captured the 1919 championship at Hamilton Golf and Country Club by a record 16-stroke margin; 17-year-old amateur prodigy Bobby Jones (who was coached by Edgar) tied for second. The 1930 Canadian Open at Hamilton was another stellar tournament. Tommy Armour blazed his way around the course over the final 18 holes of regulation play, shooting a 64. Four-time champion Leo Diegel and Armour went to a 36-hole playoff to decide the title. Armour shot 138 (69-69) to defeat Diegel by three strokes.
Toronto's St. Andrews Golf Club hosted the Open in 1936 and 1937 – the only course to hold back-to-back Opens until the creation of Glen Abbey – before it felt the impact of the growth of the city, and was ploughed under to allow for the creation of Highway 401. The Riverside Golf and Country Club of Saint John, New Brunswick was host to the 1939 Canadian Open where Harold "Jug" McSpaden was champion. This was the only time the Open has been held in Atlantic Canada.
Scarboro Golf and Country Club in eastern Toronto was host to four Canadian Opens: 1940, 1947, 1953, and 1963. Three of these events were decided by one stroke, and the only time the margin was two shots was when Bobby Locke defeated Ed "Porky" Oliver in 1947. With his win at Scarboro in 1947, the golfer from South Africa became just the second non-North American winner of the Canadian Open. Locke fired four rounds in the 60s to finish at 16-under-par, two strokes better than the American Oliver. After the prize presentation Locke was given a standing ovation, and was then hoisted to shoulders by fellow countrymen who were then residents of Canada.
In 1948, for the first time, the Canadian Open traveled west of Ontario, landing at Shaughnessy Heights Golf Club in Vancouver, British Columbia, where Charles Congdon sealed his victory on the 16th hole with a 150-yard bunker shot that stopped eight feet from the cup. The following birdie gave him the lead, and Congdon went on to win by three shots.
Mississaugua Golf & Country Club has hosted five Canadian Opens: 1931, 1942, 1951, 1965, and 1974. The 1951 Open tournament was won by Jim Ferrier, who successfully defended the title he had won at Royal Montreal a year earlier. Winnipeg's St. Charles Country Club hosted the 1952 Canadian Open, and saw Johnny Palmer set the 72-hole scoring record of 263, which still stands after more than 60 years. Palmer's rounds of 66-65-66-66 bettered the old 1947 mark set by Bobby Locke by five shots. In 1955, Arnold Palmer captured the Canadian Open championship, his first PGA Tour victory.
Montreal, Quebec's Laval-sur-le-Lac hosted the 1962 Open where Gary Player was disqualified after the first round, when he recorded the wrong score on the 10th hole. He had won the PGA Championship the week before. Californian Charlie Sifford attended the 1962 Canadian Open in part to raise the profile of African-American players on the PGA Tour. He was one of only 16 of the top 100 players on tour to play there in 1962.
Pinegrove Country Club played host to the Canadian Open in 1964 and 1969. Australian Kel Nagle edged Arnold Palmer and Raymond Floyd at the 1964 Open to become, aged almost 44 at the time, the oldest player to win the title. Five years later, Tommy Aaron fired a final-round 64 to force a playoff with 57-year-old Sam Snead. Aaron won the 18-hole playoff, beating Snead by two strokes (70-72).
The small town of Ridgeway, Ontario in the Niagara Peninsula was host of the 1972 Open at Cherry Hill Golf Club. A popular choice of venue, it drew rave reviews by the players, specifically the 1972 champion Gay Brewer, who called it the best course he had ever played in Canada, and Arnold Palmer, who suggested the Open be held there again the following year. In 1975, Tom Weiskopf won his second Open in three years in dramatic fashion at the Blue Course of Royal Montreal's new venue, defeating Jack Nicklaus on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, after almost holing his short-iron approach. Windsor, Ontario's Essex Golf & Country Club was host of the 1976 Canadian Open, where Jack Nicklaus again finished second, this time behind champion Jerry Pate. Essex came to the rescue late in the game, when it was determined that the newly built Glen Abbey was not yet ready to host the Canadian Open. The 1997 Open at Royal Montreal was the first time Tiger Woods ever missed a professional cut, after winning the Masters Tournament a few months before.
Angus Glen Golf Club was host to two recent Canadian Opens, 2002 and 2007. In 2007 Jim Furyk became one of a few golfers who have won two consecutive Canadian Open titles, joining Jim Ferrier, James Douglas Edgar, Sam Snead and Leo Diegel. Angus Glen owns the unique distinction of having each of its two courses (North and South) host the Canadian Open.
Glen Abbey Golf Club of Oakville, Ontario has hosted 26 Open Championships (1977–79, 1981–96, 1998–2000, 2004, 2008–09, 2013), and has crowned 25 different champions. The 11th hole at Glen Abbey is widely considered its signature hole, and begins the world-famous valley sequence of five holes from 11 to 15. The picturesque 11th is a 459-yard straightaway par-4, where players tee off 100 feet above the fairway, which ends at Sixteen Mile Creek, just short of the green. John Daly left his mark, and a plaque is permanently displayed on the back tee deck, recounting Daly's attempt to reach the green with his tee shot. His ball landed in the creek.
In 2000, Tiger Woods dueled with Grant Waite over the final 18 holes, before finally subduing the New Zealander on the 72nd hole with what is probably the most memorable shot of his illustrious career so far. Holding a one-shot advantage, Woods found his tee shot in a fairway bunker, and after watching Waite put his second shot 30 feet from the hole, decided he had no choice but to go for the green. Woods sent a 6-iron which carried a lake and settled just past the flag, which was 218 yards away, and then had a chip and a putt for the title-clinching birdie. With the victory, Woods became only the second golfer to capture the U.S., British and Canadian Opens in the same year, earning him the Triple Crown trophy.
A Canadian has not won the Canadian Open since Pat Fletcher in 1954, and one of the most exciting conclusions ever seen at the Open came in 2004, extending that streak. Mike Weir had never done well at the Glen Abbey Golf Course, the site of the tournament that week. In fact, he had only made the cut once at any of the Opens contested at Glen Abbey. But Weir clawed his way to the top of the leaderboard by Friday. And by the third day at the 100th anniversary Open, he had a three-stroke lead, and many Canadians were buzzing about the possibility of the streak's end. Weir started off with a double bogey, but then went 4-under to keep his 3-stroke lead, with only eight holes left. Yet, with the expectations of Canadian observers abnormally high, there was another roadblock in the way of Mike Weir: Vijay Singh. Singh did not pull away, and Weir had two more chances to win the tournament: a 25-foot putt for eagle on No. 18 in the first hole of sudden-death, and a 5-foot putt on No. 17, the second playoff hole. On the third playoff hole, Weir put his third shot into the water after a horrid drive and lay-up, and Singh was safely on the green in two. Singh won the Open and overtook Tiger Woods as the world's number one player.
|1904–1993, 2006–2007||Canadian Open|
|1994–2005||Bell Canadian Open|
|2008–present||RBC Canadian Open|
Walter Hagen, winner at the 1931 Canadian Open Championship.
Arnold Palmer, 1955 Open winner, his first PGA Tour victory.
Greg Norman, two-time Canadian Open champion in 1984 and 1992.
|†||Tournament won in a playoff|
|*||Tournament won by an amateur|
|‡||Triple Crown of Golf winner|
|2015||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||1,044,000||5,800,000|
|2014||Clark, TimTim Clark||South Africa||Royal Montreal Golf Club||Île Bizard, Quebec||263||−17||1,026,000||5,700,000|
|2013||Snedeker, BrandtBrandt Snedeker||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||272||−16||1,008,000||5,600,000|
|2012||Piercy, ScottScott Piercy||United States||Hamilton Golf and Country Club||Ancaster, Ontario||263||−17||936,000||5,200,000|
|2011||O'Hair, SeanSean O'Hair †||United States||Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club||Vancouver, British Columbia||276||−4||936,000||5,200,000|
|2010||Pettersson, CarlCarl Pettersson||Sweden||St. George's Golf and Country Club||Toronto, Ontario||266||−14||918,000||5,100,000|
|2009||Green, NathanNathan Green †||Australia||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||270||−18||918,000||5,100,000|
|2008||Reavie, ChezChez Reavie||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||267||−17||900,000||5,000,000|
|2007||Furyk, JimJim Furyk (2)||United States||Angus Glen Golf Club (North Course)||Markham, Ontario||268||−16||900,000||5,000,000|
|2006||Furyk, JimJim Furyk||United States||Hamilton Golf and Country Club||Ancaster, Ontario||266||−14||900,000||5,000,000|
|2005||Calcavecchia, MarkMark Calcavecchia||United States||Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club||Vancouver, British Columbia||275||−5||882,000||4,900,000|
|2004||Singh, VijayVijay Singh †||Fiji||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||275||−9||810,000||4,500,000|
|2003||Tway, BobBob Tway †||United States||Hamilton Golf and Country Club||Ancaster, Ontario||272||−8||756,000||4,200,000|
|2002||Rollins, JohnJohn Rollins †||United States||Angus Glen Golf Club (South Course)||Markham, Ontario||272||−16||720,000||4,000,000|
|2001||Verplank, ScottScott Verplank||United States||Royal Montreal Golf Club||Île-Bizard, Quebec||266||−14||684,000||3,800,000|
|2000||Woods, TigerTiger Woods ‡||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||266||−22||594,000||3,300,000|
|1999||Sutton, HalHal Sutton||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||275||−13||450,000||2,500,000|
|1998||Andrade, BillyBilly Andrade †||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||275||−13||396,000||2,200,000|
|1997||Jones, SteveSteve Jones (2)||United States||Royal Montreal Golf Club||Île-Bizard, Quebec||275||−5||270,000||1,500,000|
|1996||Hart, DudleyDudley Hart||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||202||−14||270,000||1,500,000|
|1995||O'Meara, MarkMark O'Meara †||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||274||−14||234,000||1,300,000|
|1994||Price, NickNick Price (2)||Zimbabwe||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||275||−13||234,000||1,300,000|
|1993||Frost, DavidDavid Frost||South Africa||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||279||−9||180,000||1,000,000|
|1992||Norman, GregGreg Norman (2) †||Australia||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||280||−8||180,000||1,000,000|
|1991||Price, NickNick Price||Zimbabwe||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||273||−15||180,000||1,000,000|
|1990||Levi, WayneWayne Levi||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||278||−10||180,000||1,000,000|
|1989||Jones, SteveSteve Jones||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||271||−17||162,000||900,000|
|1988||Green, KenKen Green||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||275||−13||135,000||900,000|
|1987||Strange, CurtisCurtis Strange (2)||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||276||−12||108,000||600,000|
|1986||Murphy, BobBob Murphy||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||280||−8||108,000||600,000|
|1985||Strange, CurtisCurtis Strange||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||279||−9||86,507||580,000|
|1984||Norman, GregGreg Norman||Australia||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||278||−10||72,000||525,000|
|1983||Cook, JohnJohn Cook †||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||277||−7||63,000||425,000|
|1982||Lietzke, BruceBruce Lietzke (2)||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||277||−7||76,500||425,000|
|1981||Oosterhuis, PeterPeter Oosterhuis||England||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||280||−4||76,500||425,000|
|1980||Gilder, BobBob Gilder||United States||Royal Montreal Golf Club||Île-Bizard, Quebec||274||−6||63,000||350,000|
|1979||Trevino, LeeLee Trevino (3)||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||281||−3||63,000||350,000|
|1978||Lietzke, BruceBruce Lietzke||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||283||−1||50,000||250,000|
|1977||Trevino, LeeLee Trevino (2)||United States||Glen Abbey Golf Course||Oakville, Ontario||280||−8||45,000||225,000|
|1976||Pate, JerryJerry Pate||United States||Essex Golf & Country Club||Windsor, Ontario||267||−13||40,000||200,000|
|1975||Weiskopf, TomTom Weiskopf (2) †||United States||Royal Montreal Golf Club||Île-Bizard, Quebec||274||−6||40,000||200,000|
|1974||Nichols, BobbyBobby Nichols||United States||Mississaugua Golf & Country Club||Mississauga, Ontario||270||−10||40,000||200,000|
|1973||Weiskopf, TomTom Weiskopf||United States||Richelieu Valley Golf & Country Club||Ste. Julie de Vercheres, Quebec||278||−6||35,000||175,000|
|1972||Brewer, GayGay Brewer||United States||Cherry Hill Club||Ridgeway, Ontario||275||−9||30,000||150,000|
|1971||Trevino, LeeLee Trevino †‡||United States||Richelieu Valley Golf & Country Club||Ste. Julie de Vercheres, Quebec||275||−9||30,000||150,000|
|1970||Zarley, KermitKermit Zarley||United States||London Hunt & Country Club||London, Ontario||279||−9||25,000||125,000|
|1969||Aaron, TommyTommy Aaron †||United States||Pine Grove Golf & Country Club||St. Luc, Quebec||275||−13||25,000||125,000|
|1968||Charles, BobBob Charles||New Zealand||St. George's Golf and Country Club||Toronto, Ontario||274||−10||25,000||125,000|
|1967||Casper, BillyBilly Casper †||United States||Montreal Municipal Golf Club||Montreal, Quebec||279||−5||30,000||100,000|
|1966||Massengale, DonDon Massengale||United States||Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club||Vancouver, British Columbia||280||−4||20,000||100,000|
|1965||Littler, GeneGene Littler||United States||Mississaugua Golf & Country Club||Mississauga, Ontario||273||−7||20,000||100,000|
|1964||Nagle, KelKel Nagle||Australia||Pine Grove Golf & Country Club||St. Luc, Quebec||277||−11||7,500||50,000|
|1963||Ford, DougDoug Ford (2)||United States||Scarboro Golf and Country Club||Scarborough, Ontario||280||−4||9,000||50,000|
|1962||Kroll, TedTed Kroll||United States||Le Club Laval-sur-le-Lac||Laval-sur-le-Lac, Quebec||278||−10||4,300||30,000|
|1961||Cupit, JackyJacky Cupit||United States||Niakwa Country Club||Winnipeg, Manitoba||270||−10||4,300||30,000|
|1960||Wall, Jr., ArtArt Wall, Jr.||United States||St. George's Golf and Country Club||Toronto, Ontario||269||−15||3,500||25,000|
|1959||Ford, DougDoug Ford||United States||Islesmere Golf & Country Club||Montreal, Quebec||276||−12||3,500||25,000|
|1958||Ellis, WesWes Ellis||United States||Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club||Edmonton, Alberta||267||−13||3,500||25,000|
|1957||Bayer, GeorgeGeorge Bayer||United States||Westmount Golf and Country Club||Kitchener, Ontario||271||−13||3,500||25,000|
|1956||Sanders, DougDoug Sanders* †||United States||Beaconsfield Golf Club||Montreal, Quebec||273||−11||2,400||15,000|
|1955||Palmer, ArnoldArnold Palmer||United States||Weston Golf and Country Club||Toronto, Ontario||265||−23||2,400||15,000|
|1954||Fletcher, PatPat Fletcher||Canada||Point Grey Golf Club||Vancouver, British Columbia||280||−8||3,000||15,000|
|1953||Douglas, DaveDave Douglas||United States||Scarboro Golf and Country Club||Scarborough, Ontario||273||−11||3,000||15,000|
|1952||Palmer, JohnnyJohnny Palmer||United States||St. Charles Country Club||Winnipeg, Manitoba||263||−21||3,000||15,000|
|1951||Ferrier, JimJim Ferrier (2)||Australia||Mississaugua Golf & Country Club||Mississauga, Ontario||273||−7||2,250||15,000|
|1950||Ferrier, JimJim Ferrier||Australia||Royal Montreal Golf Club||Dorval, Quebec||271||−9||2,000||10,000|
|1949||Harrison, E. J. "Dutch"E. J. "Dutch" Harrison||United States||St. George's Golf and Country Club||Toronto, Ontario||271||−13||2,000||9,200|
|1948||Congdon, CharlesCharles Congdon||United States||Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club||Vancouver, British Columbia||280||−4||2,000||9,000|
|1947||Locke, BobbyBobby Locke||South Africa||Scarboro Golf and Country Club||Scarborough, Ontario||268||−16||2,000||10,000|
|1946||Fazio, GeorgeGeorge Fazio †||United States||Beaconsfield Golf Club||Montreal, Quebec||278||−6||2,000||9,000|
|1945||Nelson, ByronByron Nelson||United States||Thornhill Golf Club||Thornhill, Ontario||280||−8||2,000||10,000|
|1944||–||None||Cancelled due to World War II|
|1943||–||None||Cancelled due to World War II|
|1942||Wood, CraigCraig Wood||United States||Mississaugua Golf & Country Club||Mississauga, Ontario||275||−5||1,000||3,000|
|1941||Snead, SamSam Snead (3)||United States||Lambton Golf Club||Toronto, Ontario||274||−10||1,000||3,000|
|1940||Snead, SamSam Snead (2) †||United States||Scarboro Golf and Country Club||Scarborough, Ontario||281||−3||1,000||3,000|
|1939||McSpaden, Harold "Jug"Harold "Jug" McSpaden||United States||Riverside Country Club||Saint John, New Brunswick||282||−6||1,000||3,000|
|1938||Snead, SamSam Snead †||United States||Mississaugua Golf & Country Club||Mississauga, Ontario||277||−3||1,000||3,000|
|1937||Cooper, HarryHarry Cooper (2)||England||St. Andrews Club||Toronto, Ontario||285||−3||1,000||3,200|
|1936||Little, LawsonLawson Little||United States||St. Andrews Club||Toronto, Ontario||271||−17||1,000||3,000|
|1935||Kunes, GeneGene Kunes||United States||Summerlea Golf Club||Montreal, Quebec||280||−8||500||1,465|
|1934||Armour, TommyTommy Armour (3)||United States||Lakeview Golf Club||Toronto, Ontario||287||−1||500||1,465|
|1933||Kirkwood, Sr., JoeJoe Kirkwood, Sr.||Australia||St. George's Golf and Country Club||Toronto, Ontario||282||−2||500||1,465|
|1932||Cooper, HarryHarry Cooper||England||Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club||Ottawa, Ontario||290||+2||500||1,465|
|1931||Hagen, WalterWalter Hagen †||United States||Mississaugua Golf & Country Club||Mississauga, Ontario||292||+4||500||1,485|
|1930||Armour, TommyTommy Armour (2) †||United States||Hamilton Golf and Country Club||Ancaster, Ontario||273||−7||500||1,475|
|1929||Diegel, LeoLeo Diegel (4)||United States||Kanawaki Golf Club||Kahnawake, Quebec||274||−6||400||1,320|
|1928||Diegel, LeoLeo Diegel (3)||United States||Rosedale Golf Club||Toronto, Ontario||282||−2||400||1,320|
|1927||Armour, TommyTommy Armour||United States||Toronto Golf Club||Mississauga, Ontario||288||E||400||1,320|
|1926||Smith, MacdonaldMacdonald Smith||Scotland||Royal Montreal Golf Club||Dorval, Quebec||283||+3||500||1,575|
|1925||Diegel, LeoLeo Diegel (2)||United States||Lambton Golf Club||Toronto, Ontario||295||+11||500||900|
|1924||Diegel, LeoLeo Diegel||United States||Mt. Bruno Golf Club||St. Bruno, Quebec||285||+1||400||750|
|1923||Hackney, ClarenceClarence Hackney||Scotland||Lakeview Golf Club||Toronto, Ontario||295||+7||350||580|
|1922||Watrous, AlAl Watrous||United States||Mt. Bruno Golf Club||St. Bruno, Quebec||303||+19||250||450|
|1921||Trovinger, WilliamWilliam Trovinger||United States||Toronto Golf Club||Mississauga, Ontario||293||+5||250||450|
|1920||Edgar, James DouglasJames Douglas Edgar (2) †||England||Rivermead Golf Club||Aylmer, Quebec||298||+10||300||600|
|1919||Edgar, James DouglasJames Douglas Edgar||England||Hamilton Golf and Country Club||Ancaster, Ontario||278||−2||200||435|
|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||Keffer, KarlKarl Keffer (2)||Canada||Toronto Golf Club||Mississauga, Ontario||300||+12||100||265|
|1913||Murray, AlbertAlbert Murray (2)||Canada||Royal Montreal Golf Club||Dorval, Quebec||295||+15||100||265|
|1912||Sargent, GeorgeGeorge Sargent||England||Rosedale Golf Club||Toronto, Ontario||299||+19||100||265|
|1911||Murray, CharlesCharles Murray (2)||Canada||Royal Ottawa Golf Club||Aylmer, Quebec||314||+26||100||265|
|1910||Kenny, DanielDaniel Kenny||United States||Lambton Golf Club||Toronto, Ontario||303||+19||100||265|
|1909||Keffer, KarlKarl Keffer||Canada||Toronto Golf Club||Mississauga, Ontario||309||+21||100||265|
|1908||Murray, AlbertAlbert Murray||Canada||Royal Montreal Golf Club||Dorval, Quebec||300||+20||80||225|
|1907||Barrett, PercyPercy Barrett||England||Lambton Golf Club||Toronto, Ontario||306||+22||80||245|
|1906||Murray, CharlesCharles Murray||Canada||Royal Ottawa Golf Club||Aylmer, Quebec||170 (36 holes)||+26||70||225|
|1905||Cumming, GeorgeGeorge Cumming||Scotland||Toronto Golf Club||Mississauga, Ontario||148 (36 holes)||+8||60||225|
|1904||Oke, John H.John H. Oke||England||Royal Montreal Golf Club||Dorval, Quebec||156 (36 holes)||+16||60||170|
Multiple and consecutive champions
This table lists the golfers who have won more than one Canadian Open.
|Deceased golfer †|
|Major championship winner the same year as the Open win ‡|
|Major championship winner M|
|United States||Diegel, LeoLeo Diegel ‡†M||4||1924, 1925, 1928, 1929|
|United States||Armour, TommyTommy Armour ‡†M||3||1927, 1930, 1934|
|United States||Snead, SamSam Snead M†||3||1938, 1940, 1941|
|United States||Trevino, LeeLee Trevino ‡M||3||1971, 1977, 1979TC|
|Canada||Murray, CharlesCharles Murray †||2||1906, 1911|
|Canada||Murray, AlbertAlbert Murray †||2||1908, 1913|
|Canada||Karl Keffer †||2||1909, 1914|
|England||Edgar, James DouglasJames Douglas Edgar †||2||1919, 1920|
|England||Cooper, HarryHarry Cooper †||2||1932, 1937|
|Australia||Ferrier, JimJim Ferrier M†||2||1950, 1951|
|United States||Ford, DougDoug Ford M||2||1959, 1963|
|United States||Weiskopf, TomTom Weiskopf ‡M||2||1973, 1975|
|United States||Lietzke, BruceBruce Lietzke||2||1978, 1982|
|United States||Strange, CurtisCurtis Strange M||2||1985, 1987|
|Australia||Norman, GregGreg Norman M||2||1984, 1992|
|Zimbabwe||Price, NickNick Price ‡M||2||1991, 1994|
|United States||Jones, SteveSteve Jones M||2||1989, 1997|
|United States||Furyk, JimJim Furyk M||2||2006, 2007|
- Bolded years and player names means back-to-back wins
- TC denotes Triple-Crown winner in 1971.
Champions by nationality
This table lists the total number of titles won by golfers of each nationality.
|Rank||Country||Wins||Winners||First title||Last title|
- Canadian Amateur Trophy 1895–1907
- The Seagram Gold Cup 1935–1970
- The Du Maurier Trophy 1971–1993
- Earl Grey Trophy 1908–
- RBC Canadian Open Trophy 1994–present
- Rivermead Challenge Cup (presented to low Canadian) 1936–1961, 2007–
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