Open Season Wraps Up This Week

During the months of June and July several countries held their national championships of golf. It started in the second week of June when Merion Golf Club hosted the U.S. Open. Since Justin Rose won our national championship and the season’s second major, Ireland, France, Scotland, and the UK all followed suit, highlighted by Phil Mickelson’s Scottish sweep with wins at the Scottish Open and British Open.

The ninth green at Glen Abbey Golf Club, home of this year's Canadian Open. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

The ninth green at Glen Abbey Golf Club, home of this year’s RBC Canadian Open. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

The season of the open comes to an end this week when the PGA Tour hosts the 104th edition of the RBC Canadian Open. Returning to Glen Abbey Golf Club in Ontario for the 26th time, some of the top golfers in the world, including seven of the top 16, will look to conquer the Jack Nicklaus designed course and win Canada’s national championship.

17 Canadian born golfers will all look to become the first to win their national championship since Pat Fletcher in 1954. Others competing in the RBC Canadian Open include Jupiter resident Ernie Els, Old Palm resident Char Schwartzel, Loxahatchee River resident Dustin Johnson, and Bears Club resident Luke Donald. All four competed last week at the British Open with Schwartzel’s tie for 15th being the best finish among them.

In total, 29 of the 156 golfers competing this week played in last week’s British Open. For complete coverage of the RBC Canadian Open including tee times for the first two days, visit www.pgatour.com.

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