Canadian Open (golf)

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RBC Canadian Open
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Tournament information
Location  Canada – varies
Established 1904, 111 years ago
Course(s) Glen Abbey Golf Course, Oakville, Ontario
Par 72
Length 7,273 yards (6,650 m)[1]
Organized by Golf Canada
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
Glen Abbey
Glen Abbey

The Canadian Open is a professional golf tournament in Canada, founded 111 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;[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9]

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.[10]

Event titles[edit]

Years Event title
1904–1993, 2006–2007 Canadian Open
1994–2005 Bell Canadian Open
2008–present RBC Canadian Open

Champions[edit]

Key

Tournament won in a playoff
* Tournament won by an amateur
Triple Crown of Golf winner
Year Champion Country Course Location Score To par Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($)
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

Source[11]

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
2016 107th TBA Ontario July 21–24

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Robinson, Peter (March 3, 2009). "If PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem could speak frankly ...". Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
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  11. ^ "2010 RBC Canadian Open Media Guide". RBC Canadian Open. pp. 11–12, 35–81. 

External links[edit]

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