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PGA Tour RBC Canadian Open

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Canadian Open Golf Tournament

Lee Trevino was a 3-time winner of the Canadian Open.

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About the RBC Canadian Open:

The PGA Tour RBC Canadian Open is the second-oldest tournament on the PGA Tour schedule (not including the U.S. and British opens) behind only the BMW Championship (formerly known as the Western Open). The Canadian Open is conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA).

2014 Tournament
Tim Clark birdied five of his final eight holes to claim the victory. He also tied the tournament's 72-hole scoring record of 263. Clark shot 64-65 over the final two rounds to best third-round leader Jim Furyk by one shot. It was Clark's second career victory on the PGA Tour.

2013 Tournament
Brandt Snedeker took over the lead with a third-round 63 and a little help from Hunter Mahan's wife, and went on to win by three strokes. Mahan was leading after two rounds, but his wife went into labor on the morning of the third round. Mahan left to return home, and Snedeker stepped into the tournament lead. Snedeker finished at 16-under 272, winning for the second time in 2013 and the sixth time in his career.

2012 RBC Canadian Open
Scott Piercy set a new tournament scoring record in his victory, finishing at 263. The previous tournament 72-hold record was 266. Piercy finished one stroke ahead of Robert Garrigus and William McGirt in posting his second career PGA Tour win.

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PGA Tour RBC Canadian Open Records:

  • Overall: 263 - Scott Piercy, 2012; Tim Clark, 2014
  • 18-hole record: 60 - Carl Pettersen, 2010

PGA Tour RBC Canadian Open Courses:

Throughout its history, the Canadian Open has visited dozens of courses across Canada. The one to host the tournament most often is Glenn Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario. Glenn Abbey was the home of the tournament from 1977-2000 (with the exception of two years) during the one period in the event's history in which it had a permanent site.

PGA Tour RBC Canadian Open Trivia and Notes:

  • On the PGA Tour, only the BMW Championship (formerly Western Open) is older than the Canadian Open.

  • Among national championships, only the British Open and U.S. Open are older than the Canadian Open.

  • The Canadian Open was first played in 1904 and John H. Oke was the first champion.

  • The tournament was only 36 holes in length in its first three years. It switched to a 72-hole format in 1907.

  • The only four-time winner of this event is Leo Diegel, who won in 1924-25 and 1928-29.

  • Three-time winners are Tommy Armour (1927, 1930, 1934), Sam Snead (1938, 1950, 1941) and Lee Trevino (1971, 1977, 1979).
  • In addition to Diegel, three others have won the Canadian Open back-to-back: J. Douglas Edgar (1919-20), Sam Snead (1940-41) and Jim Ferrier (1950-51).

  • Snead almost won a fourth time in 1969, at the age of 57, when he lost a playoff to Tommy Aaron.

  • Lee Trevino (1971) and Tiger Woods (2000) are the only golfers to win the Canadian, U.S. and British opens in the same year.

  • The most-recent wire-to-wire winner was Trevino in 1977.

  • Jack Nicklaus never won this tournament, but was runnerup seven times: 1965, 1968, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1985.

  • Arnold Palmer's first PGA Tour win was the 1955 Canadian Open.
  • The last Canadian to win the Canadian Open was Pat Fletcher in 1954.

  • In the second round of the 2009 tournament, Mark Calcavecchia reeled off nine consecutive birdies, setting a new PGA Tour record.

PGA Tour RBC Canadian Open - Past Winners:

(p-playoff; w-weather shortened; a-amateur)

RBC Canadian Open
2014 - Tim Clark, 263
2013 - Brandt Snedeker, 272
2012 - Scott Piercy, 263
2011 - Sean O'Hair-p, 276
2010 - Carl Pettersson, 266
2009 - Nathan Green-p, 270
2008 - Chez Reavie, 267

Canadian Open
2007 - Jim Furyk, 268

Bell Canadian Open
2006 - Jim Furyk, 266
2005 - Mark Calcavecchia, 275
2004 - Vijay Singh-p, 275
2003 - Bob Tway-p, 272
2002 - John Rollins-p, 272
2001 - Scott Verplank, 266
2000 - Tiger Woods, 266
1999 - Hal Sutton, 275
1998 - Billy Andrade-p, 275
1997 - Steve Jones, 275
1996 - Dudley Hart-w, 202
1995 - Mark O’Meara-p, 274
1994 - Nick Price, 275

Canadian Open
1993 - David Frost, 279
1992 - Greg Norman-p, 280
1991 - Nick Price, 273
1990 - Wayne Levi, 278
1989 - Steve Jones, 271
1988 - Ken Green, 275
1987 - Curtis Strange, 276
1986 - Bob Murphy, 280
1985 - Curtis Strange, 279
1984 - Greg Norman, 278
1983 - John Cook-p, 277
1982 - Bruce Lietzke, 277
1981 - Peter Oosterhuis, 280
1980 - Bob Gilder, 274
1979 - Lee Trevino, 281
1978 - Bruce Lietzke, 283
1977 - Lee Trevino, 280
1976 - Jerry Pate, 267
1975 - Tom Weiskopf-p, 274
1974 - Bobby Nichols, 270
1973 - Tom Weiskopf, 278
1972 - Gay Brewer, 275
1971 - Lee Trevino-p, 275
1970 - Kermit Zarley, 279
1969 - Tommy Aaron-p, 275
1968 - Bob Charles, 274
1967 - Billy Casper-p, 279
1966 - Don Massengale, 280
1965 - Gene Littler, 273
1964 - Kel Nagle, 277
1963 - Doug Ford, 280
1962 - Ted Kroll, 278
1961 - Jacky Cupit, 270
1960 - Art Wall, 269
1959 - Doug Ford, 276
1958 - Wesley Ellis Jr., 267
1957 - George Bayer, 271
1956 - Doug Sanders-p-a, 273
1955 - Arnold Palmer, 265
1954 - Pat Fletcher, 280
1953 - Dave Douglas, 273
1952 - Johnny Palmer, 263
1951 - Jim Ferrier, 273
1950 - Jim Ferrier, 271
1949 - Dutch Harrison, 271
1948 - C.W. Congdon, 280
1947 - Bobby Locke, 268
1946 - George Fazio-p, 278
1945 - Byron Nelson, 280
1943-44 - No Tournament
1942 - Craig Wood, 275
1941 - Sam Snead, 274
1940 - Sam Snead-p, 281
1939 - Harold McSpaden, 282
1938 - Sam Snead-p, 277
1937 - Harry Cooper, 285
1936 - Lawson Little, 271
1935 - Gene Kunes, 280
1934 - Tommy Armour, 287
1933 - Joe Kirkwood, 282
1932 - Harry Cooper, 290
1931 - Walter Hagen-p, 292
1930 - Tommy Armour-p, 277
1929 - Leo Diegel, 274
1928 - Leo Diegel, 282
1927 - Tommy Armour, 288
1926 - Macdonald Smith, 283
1925 - Leo Diegel, 295
1924 - Leo Diegel, 285
1923 - C. W. Hackney, 295
1922 - Al Watrous, 303
1921 - W. H. Trovinger, 293
1920 - J. Douglas Edgar-p, 298
1919 - J. Douglas Edgar, 278
1915-18 - No Tournament
1914 - Karl Keffer, 300
1913 - Albert Murray, 295
1912 - George Sargent, 299
1911 - Charles Murray, 314
1910 - Daniel Kenny, 303
1909 - Karl Keffer, 309
1908 - Albert Murray, 300
1907 - Percy Barrett, 306
1906 - Charles Murray, 170
1905 - George Cumming, 148
1904 - John H. Oke, 156

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