Glen Abbey Golf Club to Host 2015 RBC Canadian Open
Canada's National Open Championship returns to Jack Nicklaus-designed Oakville course for 27th time
Volunteer and Corporate Hospitality Opportunities Now Available
OAKVILLE, ON, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Steeped in history and tradition, Oakville's Glen Abbey Golf Club has once again been named to host the 2015 RBC Canadian Open, as announced by Golf Canada and RBC today. The world-class event, which is part of the Triple Crown of national golf championships, will host many of the best golfers in the world July 20 - 26, 2015.
Renowned as the longtime home of the Canadian Open, Glen Abbey will play host to Canada's National Open Championship for a record 27th time. The announcement marks the return of the RBC Canadian Open to the ClubLink-owned facility where it was last held in 2013, an event won by PGA TOUR star and Team RBC member Brandt Snedeker.
"Glen Abbey has challenged the world's best on 26 occasions and played host to many of the most memorable finishes in Canadian Open history, including Brandt Snedeker's exciting victory last summer," said Golf Canada Executive Director and CEO Scott Simmons. "The Abbey' and Canada's National Open Golf Championship share a special connection and we are pleased to continue that legacy in 2015."
"It's very exciting to see the tournament return to Glen Abbey, where it was selected as the PGA Tour's 'Most Fan-Friendly Event' in 2013," noted Jane Broderick, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, RBC. "Along with Golf Canada, we look forward to welcoming the world's top golfers and our dedicated fans back to this prestigious golf course next year."
"We are very pleased to welcome the RBC Canadian Open back to Glen Abbey," said Rai Sahi, ClubLink President and CEO. "It is only fitting that Canada's most famous course plays host to our National Open Championship. Since the Canadian Open was first played on this Jack Nicklaus Signature course in 1977, Glen Abbey has produced many worthy champions including Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Greg Norman, Lee Trevino, Curtis Strange and Brandt Snedeker. We look forward to a great tournament week and another outstanding champion in 2015."
Glen Abbey was owned and operated by Golf Canada from 1982 - 1998 before selling the property to ClubLink in the fall of 1998. As the longtime host of Canada's National Open Championship, 'The Abbey' hosted 22 Canadian Opens between 1977 and 2000 as well as 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2013.
The 2014 RBC Canadian Open will take place July 21-27 at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Île-Bizard, Que. For information about tickets, volunteer opportunities or corporate hospitality for either the 2014 RBC Canadian Open at The Royal Montreal Golf Club or the 2015 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club, please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com.
ABOUT THE 2014 RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Part of the FedExCup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete for $5.6 million (US) at the RBC Canadian Open, July 21-27, 2014 at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Île-Bizard, Que. Conducted by Golf Canada for more than a century, the RBC Canadian Open provides an opportunity for Canada's top talents to compete against the world's best golfers while also leaving a significant impact in the event's host community. The RBC Canadian Open is proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada as the event's official charity partner. Established in 1904, Canada's national open golf championship is the third-oldest national open golf championship worldwide next to the British Open and the U.S. Open. The RBC Canadian Open is proudly sponsored by RBC, Shaw Business, BMW Group Canada, C.F.F Stainless Steels, Molson Canadian 67, TaylorMade adidas Golf, The Glenlivet, PepsiCo, The Globe and Mail and Keystone Dental. For tickets or tournament information, please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com or call 1-800-571-6736.
GOLF CANADA - LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.
Golf Canada is the National Sports Organization and governing body for golf in Canada representing close to 322,000 golfers at nearly 1,500 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada's mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.
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