Sunday, June 9th
RORY MCILROY WINS 2019 RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., ﬁnishes sixth to claim fourth career Rivermead Cup
News and notes for Sunday, June 9
HAMILTON, Ont. — Using a loonie as his ball marker, Rory McIlroy ﬁred a ﬁnal round 9-under par 61 to win Canada’s National Open Championship, the RBC Canadian Open in his ﬁrst appearance.
McIlroy’s 22-under-par 258 is the lowest 72-hole score ever carded at the RBC Canadian Open. The previous record of 263 was held by Johnny Palmer (1952), Scott Piercy (2012) and Tim Clark (2014). His ﬁnal round 61 is also the best ﬁnal round at the 110-year-old event, breaking the record of 62 held by Andy Bean (1983).
The 30-year-old entered Sunday’s ﬁnal round sharing the lead with Americans Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson. He started his round by lipping-out a chip for eagle on the ﬁrst hole, en route to birding four of his ﬁrst ﬁve holes. With the win the Northern Irishman claimed his 16th PGA TOUR title.
“It’s been a while since I played like this and sort of put my foot down, but it was so nice to do it today,” said McIlroy. “I’m very proud of what I’ve done today. Hopefully this sets up well for the rest of the year, too.”
Saturday, June 8th
MCILROY, SIMPSON AND KUCHAR LEAD HEADING INTO FINAL ROUND OF RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Adam Hadwin sits one-shot off the lead with three Canadians within the top-10 at Hamilton Golf and Country Club
News and notes for Saturday, June 8, 2019
HAMILTON, Ont. — Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson sit in a three-way tie for the lead at 13-under par heading into the final round of the 2019 RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf & Country Club.
McIlroy catapulted to the top of the leaderboard with a 6-under 64. He was bogey free, while knocking in six birdies and says he has been enjoying the atmosphere during his first visit to Canada’s National Open Golf Championship.
“It’s probably the best atmosphere I’ve played in in a long time,” said McIlroy. “The Canadian fans really come out and support this event. That 13th hole there [The Rink] is pretty cool. I think what they’ve been able to do here is right on the limit of fun, but still in keeping with the traditions of the game, so I think it’s been awesome. I’ve had a wonderful reception from everyone and just excited to get to play in front of them again tomorrow.”
Kuchar started the day with a share of the lead and remained steady, shooting 1-under-par 69 Saturday. Currently sitting No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings, Kuchar was atop the leaderboard for most of the day, but a bogey on No. 15 pulled him back into a tie with McIlroy and Simpson.
Friday, June 7th
FOUR CANADIANS SIT WITHIN TOP 10 THRU 36-HOLES OF 2019 RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Nick Taylor sits T3 and is a single shot back of co-leaders Matt Kuchar and Scott Brown
Brandt Snedeker shoots 60 to match lowest round ever recorded at the RBC Canadian Open
News and notes for Friday, June 7
HAMILTON, Ont. — Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., as well as Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont., and Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., all sit within the top 10 after two-rounds of the 2019 RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf & Country Club.
Taylor carded a second-round 65 Friday and finds himself tied for third with 2013 RBC Canadian Open champion Brandt Snedeker at 11-under par. His 5-under par performance included three birdies on his final four holes.
Thursday, June 6th
KEEGAN BRADLEY LEADS BY ONE AFTER OPENING ROUND OF 2019 RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Nick Taylor sits T2 and leads the 26 Canadians in the field after a 6-under 64
News and notes for Thursday, June 6
HAMILTON, Ont. — American Keegan Bradley carded a scorching 63 to grab sole possession of the lead at 7-under par following a sunny and warm opening-round of the 2019 RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf & Country Club.
Bradley tallied five consecutive birdies from holes 7 through 11 to catapult up the leaderboard. Additional birdies on holes 13 and 17, to go along with a bogey-free round put him in the lead, besting by one stroke a group of five golfers tied for second place that includes Canadian Nick Taylor.
“That was probably my best streak of the year if not maybe ever,” said Bradley, a four-time PGA TOUR winner, including the 2011 PGA Championship. “I felt so comfortable and dialed in. Sometimes you can get a little anxious when you’re playing really well, but I felt very calm the whole day.”
Wednesday, June 5th
WORLD’S BEST READY TO TAKE ON HAMILTON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB FOR 2019 RBC CANADIAN OPEN
News and notes for Wednesday, June 5
HAMILTON, Ont. — The 110th playing of Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship gets underway Thursday with 156 of the world’s best golfers, including 26 Canadians, defending champion Dustin Johnson and world No. 1 Brooks Koepka, set to compete for the 2019 RBC Canadian Open Trophy and the champion’s share of the $7.6 million (US) purse.
Koepka, a four-time major champion and winner of the 2019 PGA Championship, is competing at Canada’s National Open Championship for the second consecutive year.
“It’s a good golf course, it’s definitely going to be a good test,” said Koepka. “It’s always a good tournament here. The rough’s up. You’ve got to hit the fairways, and these greens are quite slopey, so you’ve really got to control your spin.”
Tuesday, June 4th
START TIMES SET FOR RBC CANADIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP PRO-AM
Pairings announced for first two rounds of 2019 RBC Canadian Open
Media Centre interview schedule released for Wednesday, June 5
Interview transcripts from Tuesday, June 4 including PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan and the 2019 Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Induction Celebration are available online
HAMILTON, Ont. – The start times for the 2019 RBC Canadian Open Championship Pro-Am at Hamilton Golf & Country Club for Wednesday, June 5 have been released.
The event will see 104 professional golfers take to the renowned Hamilton course to entertain a field of 204 amateurs as part of the PGA TOUR’s ‘Nine and Nine’ Pro-Am format where amateur participants will play nine holes each with a pair of PGA TOUR professionals. Click here for pairings and start times.
Monday, June 3rd
PGA TOUR COMMISSIONER JAY MONAHAN TO HELP KICK-OFF RBC CANADIAN OPEN AS PART OF RBC HALL OF FAME DAY ON TUESDAY, JUNE 4
HAMILTON, Ont. — On Tuesday, June 4 at 11:00 a.m. ET at Hamilton Golf and Country Club, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan will be on hand to take part in the RBC Hall of Fame Day celebration as part of the 2019 RBC Canadian Open.
Monahan, who has led the PGA TOUR since January 2017, will join 17 honoured members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame at an outdoor public event to officially celebrate the newest inductees—two-time Canadian Amateur champion and PGA Champions Tour winner Rod Spittle and accomplish college golf coach Herb Page as the 82nd and 83rd honoured members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.’
ALLENBY, DEMARCO, BRAULT AND DEACON SECURE FINAL FOUR SPOTS INTO 2019 RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Four Canadians earn final exemptions into the RBC Canadian Open via Monday qualifying at Heron Point Golf Links; 26 Canadians to compete at 2019 RBC Canadian Open
HAMILTON, Ont. – James Allenby of Langley, B.C., Thomas DeMarco of LaSalle, Ont., Étienne Brault of Mercier, Que. and JC Deacon of Toronto have all earned entry into the 2019 RBC Canadian Open through Final Qualifying at Heron Point Golf Links in Alberton, Ont.
Allenby was the low qualifier after carding a 4 under par 67. Four birdies on the final six holes helped him qualify for his first RBC Canadian Open.
RBC SCORES ‘A HOLE IN ONE’ WITH 2019 PGA TOUR SCHEDULE CHANGE
Critical date change will enrich golf in Canada and the RBC Canadian Open for years to come
TORONTO, July 3, 2018 — RBC, Golf Canada and the PGA TOUR today announced that the 2019 RBC Canadian Open will be moving to a premier spot on the PGA TOUR schedule starting in 2019, one week before the U.S. Open. T