Golf Canada and RBC Announce Canadian Exemptions into 2013 RBC Canadian Open
Canadians Adam Hadwin, Roger Sloan, Eugene Wong, Mackenzie Hughes and Albin
Choi offered exemptions to compete at Glen Abbey Golf Club on July 22 to 28,
13 Canadians to date confirmed for Canada's National Open Championship;
additional exemptions to be announced in the coming weeks
Tickets on sale now; Free admission for children aged 17 & under accompanied
by a ticketed adult
OAKVILLE, ON, July 4, 2013 /CNW/ - (Golf Canada) - Golf Canada and RBC
announced today a list of Canadians that have been extended tournament
exemptions to compete in the 2013 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club,
July 22 to 28, 2013, in Oakville, Ontario.
Among those extended tournament exemptions are current Web.com Tour players
Adam Hadwin of Abbottsford, B.C. and Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., as well as
Team Canada graduates Eugene Wong of Vancouver, Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas,
Ont. and Albin Choi of Toronto.
Hadwin, the fourth-ranked Canadian on the World Golf Rankings who earned the
Rivermead Cup as the Low Canadian at both the 2010 and 2011 RBC Canadian
Opens, currently sits 67(th) on the Web.com Tour money list. This past
weekend, he recorded his best finish of the 2013 Web.com Tour season finishing
fifth at the United Leasing Championship. Hadwin will be competing in his
fourth RBC Canadian Open.
Sloan, who currently sits 135(th) on the Web.com money list after competing in
13 events, earned his 2013 Web.com status by finishing tied for 73(rd) at the
2012 PGA TOUR Final Qualifying Tournament. A former winner and graduate of PGA
TOUR Canada, Sloan will be competing in his third RBC Canadian Open.
Wong, a graduate of Team Canada and former collegiate standout at the
University of Oregon is coming off an impressive rookie season on PGA TOUR
Canada where he won two of the four events he competed including the Great
Waterway Classic and the Canadian Tour Championship. The 2010 winner of the
prestigious Jack Nicklaus Award will be competing in his fourth RBC Canadian
Rounding out the list of Canadian exemptions announced today is a pair of Team
Canada graduates who recently turned professional - Albin Choi and Mackenzie
Hughes. Choi, a standout collegiate player at North Carolina State where he
won eight tournaments and former 2010 Canadian Men's Amateur Championship,
will be competing in his third RBC Canadian Open. Hughes, winner of both the
2011 and 2012 Canadian Men's Amateur Championship and graduate of Kent State
University, will be competing in his second RBC Canadian Open.
Other Canadians who have already earned exemptions include Kevin Carrigan of
Victoria, winner of the 2012 Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship, as well as
recently crowned 2013 PGA Championship of Canada winner Bryn Parry of
Vancouver. Parry, who earned his exemption as the top golfer on the PGA of
Canada Player Rankings following the completion of last week's championship
will compete in his second RBC Canadian Open while Carrigan's appearance in
Canada's National Open Championship will be his first.
Also set to compete for the 2013 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey is Brian
Hadley of Sarnia, Ont. who earned an exemption after winning the Ontario
Regional Qualifier held Tuesday at Greystone Golf Club in Milton, Ont.
To date, a total of 13 Canadians are confirmed for the 2013 RBC Canadian Open,
with Hadwin, Sloan, Wong, Choi, Hughes, Parry, Hadley and Carrigan joining
previously confirmed Canadians Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., David Hearn of
Brantford, Ont., Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ont., Stephen Ames of Calgary and
Mike Weir of Bright's Grove, Ont. Each will be looking to become the first
Canadian since Pat Fletcher in 1954 to win Canada's National Open title.
"The opportunity to challenge for Canada's National Open Championship is a
prestigious honour and we are pleased to extend tournament exemptions into the
field for the 2013 RBC Canadian Open to each of these deserving competitors,"
said Bill Paul, Tournament Director for the RBC Canadian Open. "We are hoping
these talented golfers will capitalize on a start in our National Championship
to build momentum in their professional careers as they strive to become the
future stars of Canadian golf."
The third of three regional Qualifiers held in British Columbia, Ontario and
Quebec wrapped up Wednesday (July 3rd) at Club de Golf de l'île de Montréal
in Montreal with the top 10 competitors earning a spot into the Final Monday
Qualifier on Monday, July 23(rd) at Heron Point Golf Links in Alberton, Ont.
In addition, 13 players from B.C. Regional Qualifier held last month at Gorge
Vale Golf Club in Victoria as well as 20 players from the Ontario Regional
Qualifier at Greystone Golf Club have advanced to the Final Monday Qualifier.
Four exemptions into the 2013 RBC Canadian Open are available through the
Final Monday Qualifier.
Additional tournament exemptions will be announced in the coming weeks
including a trio of exemptions which are up for grabs through the PGA TOUR
Canada Order of Merit following the Player's Championship in Winnipeg which
concludes on July 21(st).
The Canadian contingent will look to challenge a world class field of PGA TOUR
stars that includes World No. 5 Matt Kuchar, World No. 7 Luke Donald, 2012
FedEx Cup champion and World No. 8 Brandt Snedeker, World No. 9 Graeme
McDowell, World No. 13 Charl Schwartzel, World No. 17 Bubba Watson, World No.
20 Ernie Els, World No. 22 Hunter Mahan, World No. 23 Dustin Johnson, two-time
Canadian Open champion and World No. 28 Jim Furyk, World Golf Hall of Fame
member Vijay Singh and defending RBC Canadian Open champion Scott Piercy.
Grounds tickets for all days of Canada's National Open Championship as well as
a limited number of premium ticket packages are still available.
Grounds Tickets (advance pricing):
Junior Grounds Ticket FREE**
Monday Grounds $20.00
Tuesday Grounds $20.00
Wednesday Grounds $20.00
Thursday Grounds $70.00
Friday Grounds $70.00
Saturday Grounds $70.00
Sunday Grounds $70.00
Anyday Grounds $70.00
** children aged 17 and under gain
FREE ADMISSION to the RBC Canadian accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Premium Ticket Packages - Golf Canada House (advance pricing):
These VIP passes provide a full week of grounds access as well as admittance
to the exclusive Golf Canada House which includes a panoramic rooftop view of
six holes at Glen Abbey including the 1(st) hole and driving range. Built to
evoke a clubhouse environment, Golf Canada House is your on-course lounge and
your front row seat to the stars of the PGA TOUR with passes including
upgraded food and beverage choices for purchase, big screen TV's, reserved
washrooms, individual daily passes, and complimentary parking passes.
Golf Canada House Single $300.00
One (1) individual daily Golf Canada House pass for each
day, Monday to Sunday
Golf Canada House 2-Some $550.00
Two (2) individual daily Golf Canada House passes for each
day, Monday to Sunday
Golf Canada House 4-Some $1,000.00
Four (4) individual daily Golf Canada House passes for each
day, Monday to Sunday
ABOUT THE 2013 RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Part of the FedExCup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete for $5.2 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 provides 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. The RBC Canadian Open is proud to support Ronald
McDonald House Charities Canada as the event's official charity partner.
Established in 1904, Canada's national open golf championship is the
third-oldest national open golf championship worldwide next to the British
Open and the U.S. Open. The RBC Canadian Open is proudly sponsored by RBC,
Shaw Business, BMW Group Canada, C.F.F Stainless Steels, Molson Canadian 67,
TaylorMade adidas Golf, The Glenlivet, PepsiCo, The Globe and Mail, Jacob's
Creek, Keystone Dental, Jack Link's Beef Jerky and 5-hour Energy. For tickets
or tournament information, please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com or call
RBC proudly supports golf around the world through high profile relationships
with the PGA TOUR and Golf Canada. RBC is the Official Banking and Financial
Services partner of touring professionals Luke Donald, Brandt Snedeker, Graeme
McDowell, Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Mike Weir, Stephen
Ames, and Morgan Pressel. As the 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. 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 www.golfcanada.ca.
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