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RBC Canadian Open

RBC Canadian Open: Everything you need to know

Hamilton Golf & Country Club plays host for the seventh time, as the PGA Tour travels north of the border once more!

 

The PGA Tour heads north of the border this week for the RBC Canadian Open.

The Hamilton Golf & Country Club will play host to the tournament for the seventh time, and for the first time since the 2019 edition of the event.

It is one of 37 venues that have hosted the event, which is the longest continually-running tournament on the PGA Tour after the Open Championship and the US Open.

Leo Diegel has been the most successful man at the RBC Canadian Open, winning the event on four occasions in the 1920s. Sam Snead, Tommy Armour and Lee Trevino are all three-time winners.

Recent winners of the RBC Canadian Open include Jason Day, Johnattan Vegas, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Nick Taylor (below), who became the first Canadian to win his national open for 69 years with his victory in 2023.

RBC Canadian Open: The Details

  • Dates: May 30-June 2, 2024
  • Course: Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 7,079 yards
  • Prize purse: $9.4 million
  • Defending champion: Nick Taylor (-17)

Everything you need to know about the 2024 RBC Canadian Open

Check out our coverage of the 2024 RBC Canadian Open – from frequently asked questions, to the competition’s unique heritage, and how the course is shaping up – by reading and clicking on some of the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions about the RBC Canadian Open

When and where will the RBC Canadian Open take place?

The 2024 edition of the RBC Canadian Open will take place between May 30 and June 2, with the event being played at the Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Hamilton, Ontario. The venue will play host for the first time since 2019.

Who won last season’s tournament?

Nick Taylor was the winner of the 2023 event, taking down England’s Tommy Fleetwood in a playoff. His lengthy putt to win it sparked incredible scenes, as he became the first Canadian to win his national open for almost seven decades.

What is the history around the RBC Canadian Open?

The tournament dates back to the beginning of the 21st Century, and it is the oldest continuously-running non-major championship on the PGA Tour. Only the Open Championship and the US Open pre-date the RBC Canadian Open.

1904 saw the first hosting of the tournament, with the Royal Montreal Golf Club playing host. Since then, more than 35 venues have hosted the event in its 120-year history.

Glen Abbey – designed by Jack Nicklaus – was built to be the host of the tournament. The Ontario-based venue has hosted the RBC Canadian Open on 30 occasions, three times as many hostings as any other course.

The Hamilton Golf & Country Club, the venue for the 2024 edition of the tournament, has hosted the event on six previous occasions. Its first came in 1919, with its most recent coming a century later in 2019.

Twenty men have won the tournament on multiple occasions. Leo Diegel is the only four-time winner of the RBC Canadian Open, with those four wins all coming in the 1920s. Tommy Armour, Sam Snead and Lee Trevino are the three men with a hat-trick of victories at the event.

The likes of Tom Weiskopf, Curtis Strange, Greg Norman, Nick Price, Jim Furyk and Rory McIlroy have all won the event twice. The Northern Irishman’s victories came in 2019 and 2022, but due to the cancellation of both the 2020 and 2021 events due to COVID-19, McIlroy is actually the last man to win back-to-back titles.

How do golfers qualify to play in Ontario?

The RBC Canadian Open is one of the full-field tournaments on the PGA Tour. The tour has a standardised system which it uses to determine who makes the field based on the Priority Ranking, along with other categories.

Here are the categories of entries for the 2024 edition:

  • Winners of the PGA Championship, Open Championship and Players Championship in the last five years
  • Winners of a World Golf Championships event in the last three years
  • Winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Memorial Tournament and Genesis Invitational in the last three years
  • Winners of a PGA Tour event in the last two years
  • Top 30 on the FedEx Cup Points List for the current season
  • Top 70 on last year’s FedEx Cup Points List through the FedEx Cup Playoffs
  • Top 125 on last year’s FedEx Cup Points List through the FedEx Cup Fall
  • Top 10 and ties from previous event
  • Top 10 from last year’s DP World Tour rankings
  • Top 30 from last year’s Korn Ferry Tour Points List
  • Top 5 and ties from PGA Tour Q-School presented by Korn Ferry
  • Tournament, sponsors and other exemptions
RBC Canadian Open

What are the odds for the 2024 RBC Canadian Open?

Betting for the 2024 tournament is live via bet365.

You can check out our betting preview for the week’s action, which also includes European Open on the DP World Tour, here.

Is there a cut at the RBC Canadian Open?

There will be a cut at the halfway stage of the RBC Canadian Open.

Those that are within the top 65 and ties will make it through to the weekend to have a shot at winning at Hamilton Golf & Country Club on Sunday evening.

Can LIV Golf players feature in the event?

No, they cannot. With it being an official PGA Tour event, we won’t be seeing any LIV Golf players teeing it up in Texas.

The 2018 winner of the RBC Canadian Open – Dustin Johnson – now plies his trade in the LIV Golf League.

How can I watch the RBC Canadian Open?

The event will be broadcast around the world by various broadcast partners. In the United Kingdom, action from all four days of the tournament will be shown live on Sky Sports – with the following schedule:

  • Thursday 30th – Sky Sports Golf from 5pm
  • Friday 31st – Sky Sports Golf from 5pm
  • Saturday 1st – Sky Sports Golf from 4:30pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 11pm
  • Sunday 2nd – Sky Sports Golf from 4:30pm

Comprehensive coverage, including live scoring, shot-by-shot data, and player highlights, will be available on the PGA Tour’s website and app.

How much will the winner take home from Hamilton?

The winner of the the tournament will pocket $1,692,000 from the total prize purse of $9,400,000.

You can see the full breakdown for this year’s edition of the tournament here.

Are you excited to see who will win the RBC Canadian Open once again? Who do you think will take the title? Let us know with a post on X, formerly Twitter!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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