TORONTO, July 16 /CNW/ - The inaugural RBC Canadian Open promises to
deliver a brand new golf experience, and the following event schedule is
intended to ensure media don't miss out on the excitement leading up to the
tournament which is being held at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.
RBC Canadian Open Million Dollar ShootOut
Polson Pier (formerly the Docks)
The public is invited to hit a 165-yard shot to an authentic floating
island green in the Toronto Harbour for a chance to win $1,000,000. During
qualifying rounds, participants will compete for a chance to be closest to the
pin and qualify as a finalist. Then, the top 100 qualifiers will advance to
the shootout finals for their chance to be one of the lucky 10 who shoot for a
hole-in-one and the $1,000,000 prize.
A trip to Club Med and a 2 year lease on a BMW 1 series are also part of
the prize pool.
- Media Challenge, July 16, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., hosted by Canadian Idol
Judge Farley Flex
- Corporate Challenge, July 18, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Public Qualifying
July 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
July 18, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
July 22, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Finals, July 23, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., hosted by Bob Weeks, Editor,
- Includes An Evening With Sass Jordan to culminate the week-long
ScoreGolf Awards presented by RBC
Westin Harbour Castle
The SCOREGolf Awards honour the best of Canadian golf and golfers -
including Canada's top touring pros, amateurs, and club professionals - many
of whom will be in attendance. The gala event will kick off RBC Canadian Open
tournament week and feature an awards show, dinner, and post-show
entertainment provided by The Jim Cuddy Band. Head table guests include RBC
CEO Gord Nixon, 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir, and 2007 Canadian Amateur
champion Nick Taylor.
- VIP Cocktail Reception, July 21, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
- Awards Show/Dinner/Post Awards reception to follow
Note to Media - any media or photographers interested in covering the
Pengrowth Concert Series at the 19 Hole or the 2008 RBC Canadian Open must
apply for formal media credentials in order to get onsite at Glen Abbey Golf
Club. To apply for formal media credentials, please contact Terry Lenyk at
(416) 407-3893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RBC Canadian Open
Glen Abbey Golf Club
RBC and the RCGA welcome the stars of the PGA Tour to Glen Abbey Golf
Club. PGA veterans including two-time defending champion Jim Furyk, fan
favourites Fred Couples and Mark Calcavecchia and Canadian contenders Mike
Weir and Stephen Ames will compete against the PGA Tour's hottest rising
stars, including fifth-ranked Anthony Kim, Boo Weekley and Camilo Villegas in
a four-day showdown for Canada's national golf championship, the second oldest
stop on the PGA Tour.
- Championship Pro-Am, July 23, 7 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
- Round 1, July 24, 7:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Round 2, July 25, 7:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Round 3, July 26, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Final Round, July 27, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Pengrowth Concert Series
Glen Abbey Golf Club
Immediately following the day's play in the first three rounds, the
Pengrowth Concert Series will take centre stage at Glen Abbey. Fans with a
valid ticket for that day's golf action receive free admission to see one of
Canada's top musical acts perform on a stage that will transform the golf
course into an open-air concert venue.
- July 24 - Blue Rodeo
- July 25 - 54-40
- July 26 - Tom Cochrane
Additional event details can be found at the RBC Canadian Open website -
For further information:
For further information: on availability of celebrity guests or photo
opportunities, please contact: Jackie Braden, RBC, (416) 974-2124 or