PGA Tour heads north to Canada

RBC Canadian Open

Site: Toronto.

Course: Oakdale Golf & CC. Yardage: 7,264. Par: 72.

Prize money: $9 million. Winner's share: $1.62 million.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 2:30-5:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 5:30-7:30 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30-6:30 p.m. (CBS).

Defending champion: Rory McIlroy.

FedEx Cup leader: Jon Rahm.

Last week: Viktor Hovland won the Memorial.

Notes: The Canadian Open is the fourth-oldest national open in golf and celebrates a new wave of success with four Canadians among the top 50 in the FedEx Cup. ... Rory McIlroy is the defending champion. He has won the last two editions of the Canadian Open, also winning in 2019 before the tournament was canceled for two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... The field has five of the top 20 in the world ranking, including RBC ambassadors Cameron Young and Sam Burns. ... California club pro Michael Block is playing on a sponsor exemption. He also played at Colonial a week after his tie for 15th in the PGA Championship. ... Ludwig Aberg of Sweden makes his pro debut. He has a full card as the top player in the PGA Tour University ranking. ... Adrian Meronk of Poland received a sponsor exemption to play ahead of the U.S. Open next week in Los Angeles. ... The top 60 in the world ranking after the Canadian Open will be exempt for the U.S. Open if they are not already in.

Next week: U.S. Open.


Updated June 7, 2023