From April all the way until the end of September Golf Canada has competitions on almost a weekly basis. These competitions and championships are held for the best of the best of not just Canadian but international golfers and golf stars. One of the biggest Canadian championships as well as one of the most prestigious and novel is the RBC Canadian Open.
The history of the Canadian Open championship/ tournament is quite interesting as it has been played annually since 1904, making it one of the oldest championships. The only interruption to the championship has been World War I and World War II. This makes it the third oldest tournament/ championship worldwide, the oldest being the Open Championship and the U.S. Open. These three championships make up what is known as the “triple crown” and only two players in the history of the tournaments have been able to win all three of these titles, the most recent of which was Tiger Woods in the year 2000.
The three top contenders on the Mackenzie tour are given automatic entry to the Canadian Open and the rest have to qualify.
There are several notable names who have this title under their golf belt, none of which include Jack Nicklaus who was actually a seven time runner-up, an impressive feat.
The Canadian Open is held at the Glen Abby in Oakville, Ontario with people flocking from all over the world to see the best of the best go head to head for the prestigious title. Evidently RBC, a Canadian bank for those unfamiliar, is the main sponsor and host of the event and even go as far as to sponsor a player who then plays for “Team RBC”. This player is often a breakthrough player and highlighted largely as an up and comer.