The RBC Canadian Open is one of the top professional golf tournaments in Canada. The RBC Canadian Open takes place in Oakville, Ontario in the greater Toronto area. The tournament was founded in 1904, placing it among the oldest golf tournaments in existence today. The RBC Canadian Open is part of what is known as the “Triple Crown” of Golf, which includes the U.S. Open and the Open Championship. The winner of the RBC Canadian Open receives a purse of over $5 million, a prize that attracts many of the top players in the world. The RBC Canadian Open is known for being one of the most difficult tournaments on the PGA Tour. All-time great golfer Jack Nicklaus finished runner up at the RBC Canadian Open on 7 occasions but never pulled home a victory, and the tournament is often considered the most prestigious tournament never won by Nicklaus. Notable former champions of the RBC Canadian Open include Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Greg Norman, and Byron Nelson. Currently, the RBC Canadian Open is scheduled for late July. Score with TicketCity – the place to go for RBC Canadian Open Tickets
2016 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey
The RBC Canadian Open has been played most often at the Glen Abbey golf course in Oakville, Ontario. The course at Glen Abbey was designed by Jack Nicklaus and first hosted the RBC Canadian Open in 1977. The Royal Canadian Golf Association envisioned Glen Abbey as the permanent home of the tournament, and between 1977 and 2000, the RBC Canadian Open was held at Glen Abbey every year with the exception of two. Following 2000, the RBC Canadian Open has been moved to a number of different golf courses, most notably the Royal Montreal Golf Club, Hamilton Golf and Country Club, St. George’s Golf and Country Club, and Angus Glen Golf Club. Despite moving around to multiple courses, the RBC Canadian Open is still played at Glen Abbey every few years and the tournament is tied to difficult course designed by Nicklaus 40 years ago.
RBC Canadian Open Event Guide
What day should I purchase tickets for?
Each day of the RBC Canadian Open offers fans and spectators something unique. The three practice rounds lets you get a glimpse of the strategy and form of your favorite players, while also getting to walk to ground uninhibited. The four tournament days at the RBC Canadian Open are always packed with action, with a champion being crowned on the tournament's final day.
Who will be in the field for the 2016 RBC Canadian Open?
The RBC Canadian Open is one of the finest golf tournaments in Canada. Previous winners of the RBC Canadian Open include Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Byron Nelson, and Lee Trevino. The exact field for the 2016 RBC Canadian Open is released just prior to the event, and usually includes many of the top players on the PGA Tour.