The Royal Montreal Golf Club to Host 2014 RBC Canadian Open
Canada's National Open Championship returns to Montreal for first time since
Ile Bizard, Que. (Golf Canada), November 5, 2012 -
Golf Canada and RBC announced today that The Royal Montreal
Golf Club in Ile Bizard, Que. is officially confirmed to host
the 2014 RBC Canadian Open, July 21-27, 2014.
Renowned as the oldest golf club in North America and the
site of the inaugural Canadian Open in 1904, Royal Montreal
will play host to Canada's National Open Championship for
a 10th time. The announcement marks the return of the RBC
Canadian Open to Royal Montreal for the first time since 2001.
"In partnership with RBC, we are very pleased to confirm
that the RBC Canadian Open will return to The Royal Montreal
Golf Club in 2014," said Golf Canada Executive Director
and CEO Scott Simmons. "Royal Montreal shares a long
and storied history with both Golf Canada and Canada's National
Open Championship dating back more than a century. We are
thrilled to add to that special legacy again in 2014."
"We are proud to bring Canada's National Open Championship
back home to where it all began more than 100 years ago,"
noted Andrew Shibata, head, Brand Marketing, RBC. "The
tournament is played at the best golf courses in Canada and
the historic Royal Montreal is one of the finest in this country.
We look forward to welcoming the world's best golfers and
our dedicated fans to the 2014 RBC Canadian Open."
One of the five founding clubs of the Royal Canadian Golf
Association (now operating as Golf Canada), The Royal Montreal
Golf Club most recently hosted the Presidents Cup in 2007.
The Club previously hosted Canada's National Open Championship
in 1904, 1908, 1913, 1926, 1950, 1975, 1980, 1997 and 2001.
The Royal Montreal Golf Club is proud to be hosting the 2014
RBC Canadian Open. "To play an important role in Canadian
golf" is a part of the Club's Mission Statement. This
will be another opportunity for spectators to watch some exciting
golf on our challenging Blue Course. With the anticipated
support of the Quebec golf and business communities, we are
looking forward to making this a very successful and memorable
event, stated Royal Montreal President George Waters.
Pat Fletcher, the last Canadian to claim Canada's National
Open Championship in 1954, served as Head Professional at
The Royal Montreal Golf Club from 1956 to 1975.
The 2013 RBC Canadian Open will take place July 22-28 at
Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. For information about
tickets, volunteer opportunities or corporate hospitality,
please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com.
ABOUT THE 2012 RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Part of the FedEx Cup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete
for $5.6 million (US) at the RBC Canadian Open, July 22-28,
2013 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. Conducted by
Golf Canada for more than a century, the RBC Canadian Open
is a rallying point for Canadian golf by providing an opportunity
for Canada's top talents to compete against the world's best
golfers while also leaving a significant impact in the event's
host community. Established in 1904, Canada's National Open
Golf Championship is the third-oldest national open championship
worldwide next to the British Open and the U.S. Open. The
RBC Canadian Open is proudly sponsored by RBC, BMW Group Canada,
C.F.F Stainless Steels, Molson Canadian 67, TaylorMade adidas
Golf, The Glenlivet, PepsiCo, The Globe and Mail and Reader's
Digest with funding provided by the Government of Ontario.
For tickets or tournament information, please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com
or call 1-800-571-6736.
RBC proudly supports golf around the world through high profile
relationships with the PGA TOUR, the PGA of America and Golf
Canada. RBC is the Official Banking and Financial Services
partner of touring professionals Luke Donald, Jim Furyk, Ernie
Els, Matt Kuchar, Mike Weir, Stephen Ames, Fred Couples, Hunter
Mahan and Morgan Pressel. As the Official Bank of the PGA
of America and title sponsor of both the RBC Heritage and
the RBC Canadian Open, RBC also supports emerging Canadian
golfers through Golf Canada's grassroots developmental programming,
their Canadian Amateur Golf Championships and high performance
national team. Outside of golf, RBC sponsors amateur sport,
from grassroots to national sport associations. RBC is one
of North America's leading diversified financial services
companies and among the largest banks in the world, as measured
by market capitalization.
GOLF CANADA - LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.
Golf Canada is the National Sports Organization and governing
body for golf in Canada representing more than 340,000 golfers
at nearly 1,500 member clubs across the country. A proud member
of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada's mission is
to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport
while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game.
By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more
participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant
to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast
to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing
to support golf in your community visit us online at www.golfcanada.ca.
Dan Pino, Director, Corporate Communications, Golf Canada
(t) 1-800-263-0009 ext. 406, (c) 416-434-5525
Jackie Braden, Senior Manager, Brand Communications, RBC
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