Canadian Open (golf)

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Canadian Open
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Tournament information
Location  Canada – varies
Established 1904, 110 years ago
Course(s) Royal Montreal Golf Club,
Blue Course
L'Île-Bizard, Quebec
Par 70 (in 2014)
Length 7,090 yards (6,483 m)[1]
(in 2014)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund US$5.7 million
Month played July
Tournament record score
Aggregate 263 Johnny Palmer (1952)
To par −23 Arnold Palmer (1955)
Current champion
South Africa Tim Clark
Canadian Open (golf) is located in Canada
Royal Montreal
Royal Montreal

The Canadian Open is a professional golf tournament in Canada, founded 110 years ago in 1904 by the Royal Canadian Golf Association. Played annually, excepting 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 (two other national opens began in the same era: the South African Open in 1903 and the Australian Open in 1904.)

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[2] of any regular tournament on the PGA Tour,[3] 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.

History[edit]

The Royal Montreal Golf Club,
host of the first Canadian Open in 1904.

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

Gene Sarazen, Tommy Armour, and Walter Hagen at Lakeview Golf Club in Toronto in 1934.

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.

Nick Price's second Canadian Open win in 1994

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.[7] 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.

In 2009, Mark Calcavecchia scored nine consecutive birdies at the second round, breaking the PGA Tour record.[8]

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. [9]

Champions[edit]

Key

Tournament won in a playoff
* Tournament won by an amateur
Triple Crown of Golf winner
Year Country Champion Course Location Score To par 1st prize ($) Purse ($) Runner(s)-up
2014  ZAF Clark, TimTim Clark Royal Montreal Golf Club Île Bizard, Quebec 263 −17
2013  USA Snedeker, BrandtBrandt Snedeker Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 272 −16
2012  USA Piercy, ScottScott Piercy Hamilton Golf and Country Club Ancaster, Ontario 263 −17
2011  USA O'Hair, SeanSean O'Hair Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club Vancouver, British Columbia 276 −4
2010  SWE Pettersson, CarlCarl Pettersson St. George's Golf and Country Club Toronto, Ontario 266 −14
2009  AUS Green, NathanNathan Green Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 270 −18
2008  USA Reavie, ChezChez Reavie Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 267 −17
2007  USA Furyk, JimJim Furyk (2) Angus Glen Golf Club (North Course) Markham, Ontario 268 −16
2006  USA Furyk, JimJim Furyk Hamilton Golf and Country Club Ancaster, Ontario 266 −14
2005  USA Calcavecchia, MarkMark Calcavecchia Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club Vancouver, British Columbia 275 −5
2004  FJI Singh, VijayVijay Singh Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 275 −9
2003  USA Tway, BobBob Tway Hamilton Golf and Country Club Ancaster, Ontario 272 −8
2002  USA Rollins, JohnJohn Rollins Angus Glen Golf Club (South Course) Markham, Ontario 272 −16
2001  USA Verplank, ScottScott Verplank Royal Montreal Golf Club Île-Bizard, Quebec 266 −14
2000  USA Woods, TigerTiger Woods Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 266 −22
1999  USA Sutton, HalHal Sutton Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 275 −13
1998  USA Andrade, BillyBilly Andrade Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 275 −13
1997  USA Jones, SteveSteve Jones (2) Royal Montreal Golf Club Île-Bizard, Quebec 275 −5
1996  USA Hart, DudleyDudley Hart Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 202 −14
1995  USA O'Meara, MarkMark O'Meara Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 274 −14
1994  ZWE Price, NickNick Price (2) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 275 −13
1993  ZAF Frost, DavidDavid Frost Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 279 −9
1992  AUS Norman, GregGreg Norman (2) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 280 −8
1991  ZWE Price, NickNick Price Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 273 −15
1990  USA Levi, WayneWayne Levi Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 278 −10
1989  USA Jones, SteveSteve Jones Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 271 −17
1988  USA Green, KenKen Green Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 275 −13
1987  USA Strange, CurtisCurtis Strange (2) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 276 −12
1986  USA Murphy, BobBob Murphy Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 280 −8
1985  USA Strange, CurtisCurtis Strange Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 279 −9
1984  AUS Norman, GregGreg Norman Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 278 −10
1983  USA Cook, JohnJohn Cook Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 277 −11
1982  USA Lietzke, BruceBruce Lietzke (2) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 277 −11
1981  ENG Oosterhuis, PeterPeter Oosterhuis Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 280 −4
1980  USA Gilder, BobBob Gilder Royal Montreal Golf Club Île-Bizard, Quebec 274 −6
1979  USA Trevino, LeeLee Trevino (3) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 281 −7
1978  USA Lietzke, BruceBruce Lietzke Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 283 −1
1977  USA Trevino, LeeLee Trevino (2) Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario 280 −8
1976  USA Pate, JerryJerry Pate Essex Golf & Country Club Windsor, Ontario 267 −13
1975  USA Weiskopf, TomTom Weiskopf (2) Royal Montreal Golf Club Île-Bizard, Quebec 274 −6
1974  USA Nichols, BobbyBobby Nichols Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Mississauga, Ontario 270 −10
1973  USA Weiskopf, TomTom Weiskopf Richelieu Valley Golf & Country Club Ste. Julie de Vercheres, Quebec 278 −6
1972  USA Brewer, GayGay Brewer Cherry Hill Club Ridgeway, Ontario 275 −9
1971  USA Trevino, LeeLee Trevino †‡ Richelieu Valley Golf & Country Club Ste. Julie de Vercheres, Quebec 275 −9
1970  USA Zarley, KermitKermit Zarley London Hunt & Country Club London, Ontario 279 −9
1969  USA Aaron, TommyTommy Aaron Pine Grove Golf & Country Club St. Luc, Quebec 275 −13
1968  NZL Charles, BobBob Charles St. George's Golf and Country Club Toronto, Ontario 274 −10
1967  USA Casper, BillyBilly Casper Montreal Municipal Golf Club Montreal, Quebec 279 −5
1966  USA Massengale, DonDon Massengale Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club Vancouver, British Columbia 280 −4
1965  USA Littler, GeneGene Littler Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Mississauga, Ontario 273 −7
1964  AUS Nagle, KelKel Nagle Pine Grove Golf & Country Club St. Luc, Quebec 277 −11
1963  USA Ford, DougDoug Ford (2) Scarboro Golf and Country Club Scarborough, Ontario 280 −4
1962  USA Kroll, TedTed Kroll Le Club Laval-sur-le-Lac Laval-sur-le-Lac, Quebec 278 −10
1961  USA Cupit, JackyJacky Cupit Niakwa Country Club Winnipeg, Manitoba 270 −10
1960  USA Wall, Jr., ArtArt Wall, Jr. St. George's Golf and Country Club Toronto, Ontario 269 −15
1959  USA Ford, DougDoug Ford Islesmere Golf & Country Club Montreal, Quebec 276 −12
1958  USA Ellis, WesWes Ellis Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club Edmonton, Alberta 267 −13
1957  USA Bayer, GeorgeGeorge Bayer Westmount Golf and Country Club Kitchener, Ontario 271 −13
1956  USA Sanders, DougDoug Sanders* † Beaconsfield Golf Club Montreal, Quebec 273 −11
1955  USA Palmer, ArnoldArnold Palmer Weston Golf and Country Club Toronto, Ontario 265 −23
1954  CAN Fletcher, PatPat Fletcher Point Grey Golf Club Vancouver, British Columbia 280 −8
1953  USA Douglas, DaveDave Douglas Scarboro Golf and Country Club Scarborough, Ontario 273 −11
1952  USA Palmer, JohnnyJohnny Palmer St. Charles Country Club Winnipeg, Manitoba 263 −21
1951  AUS Ferrier, JimJim Ferrier (2) Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Mississauga, Ontario 273 −7
1950  AUS Ferrier, JimJim Ferrier Royal Montreal Golf Club Dorval, Quebec 271 −9
1949  USA Harrison, E. J. "Dutch"E. J. "Dutch" Harrison St. George's Golf and Country Club Toronto, Ontario 271 −13
1948  USA Congdon, CharlesCharles Congdon Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club Vancouver, British Columbia 280 −4
1947  ZAF Locke, BobbyBobby Locke Scarboro Golf and Country Club Scarborough, Ontario 268 −16
1946  USA Fazio, GeorgeGeorge Fazio Beaconsfield Golf Club Montreal, Quebec 278 −6
1945  USA Nelson, ByronByron Nelson Thornhill Golf Club Thornhill, Ontario 280 −8
1944 None Cancelled due to World War II
1943 None Cancelled due to World War II
1942  USA Wood, CraigCraig Wood Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Mississauga, Ontario 275 −5
1941  USA Snead, SamSam Snead (3) Lambton Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 274 −10
1940  USA Snead, SamSam Snead (2) Scarboro Golf and Country Club Scarborough, Ontario 281 −3
1939  USA McSpaden, Harold "Jug"Harold "Jug" McSpaden Riverside Country Club Saint John, New Brunswick 282 −6
1938  USA Snead, SamSam Snead Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Mississauga, Ontario 277 −3
1937  ENG Cooper, HarryHarry Cooper (2) St. Andrews Club Toronto, Ontario 285 −3
1936  USA Little, LawsonLawson Little St. Andrews Club Toronto, Ontario 271 −17
1935  USA Kunes, GeneGene Kunes Summerlea Golf Club Montreal, Quebec 280 −8
1934  USA Armour, TommyTommy Armour (3) Lakeview Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 287 −1
1933  AUS Kirkwood, Sr., JoeJoe Kirkwood, Sr. St. George's Golf and Country Club Toronto, Ontario 282 −2
1932  ENG Cooper, HarryHarry Cooper Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club Ottawa, Ontario 290 +2
1931  USA Hagen, WalterWalter Hagen Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Mississauga, Ontario 292 +4
1930  USA Armour, TommyTommy Armour (2) Hamilton Golf and Country Club Ancaster, Ontario 273 −7
1929  USA Diegel, LeoLeo Diegel (4) Kanawaki Golf Club Kahnawake, Quebec 274 −6
1928  USA Diegel, LeoLeo Diegel (3) Rosedale Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 282 −2
1927  USA Armour, TommyTommy Armour Toronto Golf Club Mississauga, Ontario 288 E
1926  SCO Smith, MacdonaldMacdonald Smith Royal Montreal Golf Club Dorval, Quebec 283 +3
1925  USA Diegel, LeoLeo Diegel (2) Lambton Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 295 +11
1924  USA Diegel, LeoLeo Diegel Mt. Bruno Golf Club St. Bruno, Quebec 285 +1
1923  SCO Hackney, ClarenceClarence Hackney Lakeview Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 295 +7
1922  USA Watrous, AlAl Watrous Mt. Bruno Golf Club St. Bruno, Quebec 303 +19
1921  USA Trovinger, WilliamWilliam Trovinger Toronto Golf Club Mississauga, Ontario 293 +5
1920  ENG Edgar, James DouglasJames Douglas Edgar (2) Rivermead Golf Club Aylmer, Quebec 298 +10
1919  ENG Edgar, James DouglasJames Douglas Edgar Hamilton Golf and Country Club Ancaster, Ontario 278 −2
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  CAN Keffer, KarlKarl Keffer (2) Toronto Golf Club Mississauga, Ontario 300 +12
1913  CAN Murray, AlbertAlbert Murray (2) Royal Montreal Golf Club Dorval, Quebec 295 +15
1912  ENG Sargent, GeorgeGeorge Sargent Rosedale Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 299 +19
1911  CAN Murray, CharlesCharles Murray (2) Royal Ottawa Golf Club Aylmer, Quebec 314 +26
1910  USA Kenny, DanielDaniel Kenny Lambton Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 303 +19
1909  CAN Keffer, KarlKarl Keffer Toronto Golf Club Mississauga, Ontario 309 +21
1908  CAN Murray, AlbertAlbert Murray Royal Montreal Golf Club Dorval, Quebec 300 +20
1907  ENG Barrett, PercyPercy Barrett Lambton Golf Club Toronto, Ontario 306 +22
1906  CAN Murray, CharlesCharles Murray Royal Ottawa Golf Club Aylmer, Quebec 170 (36 holes) +26
1905  SCO Cumming, GeorgeGeorge Cumming Toronto Golf Club Mississauga, Ontario 148 (36 holes) +8
1904  ENG Oke, John H.John H. Oke Royal Montreal Golf Club Dorval, Quebec 156 (36 holes) +16

Source[10]

Multiple and consecutive champions[edit]

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
Country Golfer Total Years
 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 TrevinoM 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 WeiskopfM 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 PriceM 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[edit]

This table lists the total number of titles won by golfers of each nationality.

Rank Country Wins Winners First title Last title
1  United States 72 55 1910 2013
2  England 8 6 1904 1981
T3  Australia 7 5 1933 2009
 Canada 7 4 1906 1954
T5  Scotland 3 3 1905 1926
 South Africa 3 3 1947 2014
6  Zimbabwe 2 1 1991 1994
T8  New Zealand 1 1 1968
 Fiji 1 1 2004
 Sweden 1 1 2010

Trophies[edit]

  • 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–

Future sites[edit]

Year Edition Course City Dates
2015 106th Glen Abbey Golf Course Oakville, Ontario July 23–26

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RBC Canadian Open: Course Oveview". PGA Tour. 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ Robinson, Peter (March 3, 2009). "If PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem could speak frankly ...". Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Donald takes pass on RBC Canadian Open". June 29, 2012. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Canadian Open History: 100 years of golf". RBC Canadian Open. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Open: The Past Champions". RBC Canadian Open. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Canadian Open: The Venues". RBC Canadian Open. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ Phillips, Randy (June 6, 2012). "Tiger Woods's greatest shot was at Canadian Open". The Gazette. Archived from the original on July 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Calcavecchia birdies record 9 straight holes". Golf.com. Associated Press. July 25, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Weir falls short in Canadian bid". ESPN. Associated Press. September 14, 2004. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  10. ^ "2010 RBC Canadian Open Media Guide". RBC Canadian Open. pp. 11–12, 35–81. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°29′35″N 73°54′07″W / 45.493°N 73.902°W / 45.493; -73.902