Pga Tour Canadian Open championship 2016
Next week is the PGA Championship at Baltusrol
Jason Day gives the Canadian Open the No. 1 player in the world for the first time since Luke Donald played in 2011.The field includes 33 players who were at the British Open last week, including Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els and Matt Kuchar. Justin Leonard, who worked in the Golf Channel booth as the analyst at the Barracuda Championship, is making his ninth start of the year. Camilo Villegas and Brendon de Jonge are in the field. Both turned down spots in the Olympics because they are outside the top 125 and want every opportunity to keep their full PGA Tour card.The PGA Championship will hold one spot in the field for the Canadian Open winner if not already eligible. Jack Nicklaus was a seven-time runner-up in the Canadian Open without ever winning. The Canadian Open is the third-oldest continuous national championship.
Jason Day returns as the No. 1 player in the world to defend his title at the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario. No. 2 ranked Dustin Johnson is also playing this weekend.Day is playing with Brandt Snedeker and Ernie Els with an 8:10 tee time. Johnson is playing with Billy Hurly III and Jim Furyk, teeing at 1:25 p.m.The tournament begins Thursday at 7:10 a.m. and Golf Channel will televise live from 4-7 p.m. You can follow along on our live leaderboard below. Click here for tee times.Day beat Bubba Watson by a shot to win the title a year ago. It was his second win of the season and helped propel him to the No. 1 ranking. Day finished in a tie for 22nd place at last week’s British Open, while Johnson, winner of the U.S. Open last month, tied for eighth.David Hearn, the leader after three rounds of last year’s Canadian Open, is one of 12 Canadian golfers in the field. Another is former Masters champion Mike Weir. Hearn finished third last year.
RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Site: Oakville, Ontario
Course: Glen Abbey Golf Club. Yardage: 7,253. Par: 72.
Purse: $5.9 million (First prize: $1,044,000)
Defending champion: Jason Day.
Last week: Henrik Stenson won the British Open and Aaron Baddeley won the Barbasol Championship