Hamilton Golf & Country Club plays host to the PGA’s 2012 RBC Canadian Open for the 5th time, having hosted previously in 2006, 2003, 1930 and 1919.
This event is expected to draw over 100,000 spectators and a world wide television audience of over 500 million TV viewers in 29 countries, plus 175 media are expected to be in attendance.
The PGA’s superstars expected to play in the 2012 RBC Canadian Open include Luke Donald, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, 2012 British Open champion Ernie Els, Fred Couples, Ricky Fowler, Retief Goosen, Vijay Singh, Jason Day and Canadian favourites Mike Weir and Stephen Ames.
Final Qualifying, Practice Rounds: July 23 & 24
Championship Pro-Am CN Future Links “Walk with a Pro”: July 25
Championship Round 1 – 4: July 26 – 29
RBC Canadian Open By The Numbers
Over 100,000 in attendance
500 million TV viewers (CBS, Golf Channel)
29 countries will have TV coverage
39 confirmed coming on plane from British Open
$5.2 million purse (winner gets $966,000)
175 media from 19 countries