2016 RBC Canadian Open Golf Championship

Glen Abbey Entrance

Entrance to the RBC Canadian Open.

Today marks the start of Canada’s national golf championship! This four-day tournament is an exciting event for most Canadian golfers. This year, the Open is, yet again, being hosted by Glen Abbey Golf Club. This 7253 yard course has it challenges and its scoring holes. In 2014, I played Glen Abbey and found it fun, frustrating, beautiful and historical all at the same time. If you want to read more about my

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Teeing off on the 10th hole at Glen Abbey!

experience check it out here.

The Canadian Open is deep in history. “RBC and Golf Canada are proud to present this year’s RBC Canadian Open. Throughout its history, the RBC Canadian Open has shaped the face of professional golf in Canada.  Many of golf’s greatest names have claimed the Canadian Open Championship title including Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Greg Norman, Nick Price, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk.” (RBC Canadian Open)

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Even The Duck made an appearance at Glen Abbey!

The Canadian Open is a great event! It draws some of the big names in golf and yet, offers opportunities for journeymen players to launch their career. This year, players like Jason Day, Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar will draw many fans to Glen Abbey. But some of the lesser know aspects of this event also make it a great time for the entire family.

The Open offers free tickets to children under 17 years of age. It explains all the guidelines and ways to make your experience at this national event more enjoyable. This is not the first time that Glen Abbey has hosted the Canadian Open and it seems to be a well oil machine.

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The flags of each province and territory in Canada surround the lip of the RBC Canadian Open Trophy itself, while the lid features a map of the nation and the maple leaf. The RCGA crest crowns it all to identify the organization, now more than 100 years old, that has conducted the championship since 1904.

Defending champion, Jason Day, has returned to try to reclaim the The RBC Canadian Open Trophy. It is the fourth trophy over the years, and just as coveted as the previous three. I say this great prize up close at the Toronto Golf Show and it was inspiring to see.

Fellow golf enthusiast are currently enjoying some of the RBC Canadian Open. Tiff at Fairway Foodie is describing here up close and personal experience at this years event. It is interesting to read about a fellow bloggers experience and here perspective on the RBC Canadian Open.

As in previous years, the field is strong and making a prediction is difficult. Most notably Dustin Johnson and Jason Day have to be the odds on favorites. But, given how most tournaments have played out this year, I am not so sure. My head tells me that Matt Kuchar or previous champion Brandt Snedeker will be names to watch on Sunday, however my heart must go with any Canadian.

The last Canadian to win our national championship was Pat Fletcher in 1954. Mike Weir came close in 2004 when he lost in a playoff to Vijay Singh. It is time to bring the trophy back to home soil.

The RBC Canadian Open starts today. I am going to watch a bit of the play and cheer on the Red and White to bring home the cup! I hope you enjoy the event.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

 

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