PGA TOUR at the RBC Canadian Open
LAST WEEK: The Open Championship (Francesco Molinari); The Barbasol Championship (Troy Merritt)
THIS WEEK: RBC Canadian Open, July 26-29
Glen Abbey Golf Club, Oakville, Ontario (Par 72, 7,253 yards)
Purse: $6.2 million (Winner: $1.116 million)
Defending Champion: Jhonattan Vegas
Television: Thursday-Friday 3-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (CBS)
Vegas is trying to become the first three-peat champion at a PGA Tour event since Steve Stricker at the John Deere Classic from 2009-11. … The event will move next year to June 6-9, the week before the U.S. Open. … Pat Fletcher (1954) was the last Canadian to win the country’s national championship. Adam Hadwin (No. 55) is the top-ranked Canadian in the field this week. He missed the cut last year as Mackenzie Hughes was the top-ranked Canadian with his tie for 32nd. … No. 1 Dustin Johnson, No. 4 Brooks Koepka and No. 11 Tommy Fleetwood lead the list of 12 players ranked inside the top 50 who are in the field. Johnson, who is endorsed by RBC, also leads the FedExCup standings. … There are four weeks until the FedExCup playoffs, which begin with the top 125 players in the standings. Sergio Garcia, who is at No. 132, has entered the Canadian Open for the first time since 2001 after missing the cut at The Open Championship last week. … The Canadian Open was Arnold Palmer’s first PGA Tour victory in 1955. … Jack Nicklaus designed Glen Abbey and was a seven-time runner-up in the event, which he never won.
NEXT WEEK: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Akron, Ohio; Barracuda Championship, Montreux G&CC, Reno, Nev.