/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory -- Golf Legend and 73-Time PGA Tour Winner Jack Nicklaus to Kick-off Opening Ceremony of the 2017 RBC Canadian Open/

 - The Golden Bear will be on hand during public ceremony at Glen Abbey Golf Club -

OAKVILLE, ON, July 23, 2017 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. ET at Glen Abbey Golf Club, golf icon Jack Nicklaus will be on hand to officially open the 2017 RBC Canadian Open during a public outdoor ceremony at Glen Abbey Golf Club.

The Opening Ceremony for the 2017 RBC Canadian Open will be immediately followed by the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony where amateur champion Judy Darling Evans and legendary golf club maker Bob Vokey will be officially inducted as the 78th and 79th honoured members.  Nicklaus, who was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1995, will join 16 other legends of Canadian golf as part of the celebration.

Media are invited for interview and photo opportunities. Spectators are invited to join the celebration (FREE for all attendees) that will officially kick off the 2017 RBC Canadian Open.

Official Opening Ceremony for the 2017 RBC Canadian Open with golf legend Jack Nicklaus

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10 a.m. ET

Glen Abbey Golf Club
1333 Dorval Drive
Oakville, Ontario L6M 4X7
RBC Canadian Open Spectator Village


  • Media interested in attending the Opening Ceremony for the RBC Canadian Open on Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. must register for media credentials to get onsite.
  • Spectators interested in attending the FREE onsite celebration and induction ceremony on Tuesday of RBC Canadian Open week can find directions and parking information here.

SOURCE Golf Canada

For further information: Dan Pino, Director, Corporate Communications, Golf Canada, Phone: 1-800-263-0009 ext. 406, Cell: 416-434-5525, dpino@golfcanada.ca

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