Golf Club and Country Club St. Dear George from Etobicoke will be trying for the third year in a row to host the RBC Canadian Open championship.
It’s set for June 6-12 with a pro-amateur round from Monday through Wednesday and a regular four-day tournament, featuring the top pros from the PGA Tour, from Thursday through Sunday.
The long-running Canadian Championships – which have been held five times at St. George’s, last in 2010 – canceled every last two years due to the pandemic.
The nearby Islington Golf Club will serve as an official training facility.
The golf tournament will also continue a tradition that just started in Hamilton the last time it was held in 2019 with two nights of high-end outdoor music entertainment.
The concerts will take place on the athletic field near the Richview Collegiate Institute, led by hip-hop icon Flo Rida on Friday night and Grammy Award-winning pop rock band Maroon 5 respectively on Saturday night.
“Golf Canada is thrilled that RBC will continue to integrate the RBCxMusic platform within the RBC Canadian Open, offering fans the unique opportunity to see world-class golf and world-class music at the Canadian National Championships,” said Golf Canada Chief Commercial Officer John Sibley in a news release. April.
“The Concert Series was a tremendous success in 2019 and will once again attract new fans to experience the energy and excitement of the RBC Canadian Open.”
Tickets, which are now available, are $90 (excluding taxes and service fees) and include admission to golf and concerts (which is general admission).
St. George previously hosted the Canadian Open in 1933 (winner Joe Kirkwood), 1949 (EJ “Dutch” Harrison), 1960 (Art Wall Jr.), 1968 (Bob Charles) and 2010 (Carl Pettersson).
Apart from the pandemic, the previous cancellations only occurred during the two world wars (1915-18 and 1943-44).
For ticket or tournament information, please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com or call 1-800-571-6736. Follow the RBC Canadian Open on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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