Golf week at Royal Montreal kicks off Monday with a decidedly Canadiens angle.
A Golf Canada Foundation pro-am will begin seven days of action at the historic Île-Bizard club, the marquee event of course being the 105th RBC Canadian Open that runs for 72 holes from Thursday through Sunday.
Monday’s pro-am, a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start to benefit the country’s male and female Tour pros of tomorrow, is expected to feature current Canadiens David Desharnais and P.A. Parenteau, as well as Hall of Fame legend Yvan Cournoyer, fellow former Habs captains Guy Carbonneau and Vincent Damphousse and 1993 Stanley Cup-winning coach Jacques Demers.
They’ll be joined by Réjean Houle, Brian Savage, Gilles Meloche, former referee Denis Morel, Stéphane Lebeau, Yvon Lambert, former Quebec Nordiques coach Michel Bergeron, Christian Bordeleau, Gilbert Delorme and Sergio Momesso.
The former NHLers will tee off with more than a dozen Canadian pros, including Mike Weir, an eight-time PGA Tour winner and the 2003 Masters champion; Stephen Ames, a four-time Tour winner; David Hearn, whose tie for second at the 2013 John Deere Classic is his best Tour finish; Graham DeLaet, Canada’s top-ranked golfer; and Montreal’s Dave Levesque, the 2014 PGA Championship of Canada titlist.
Other players could be added for the event.
Admission is $20, free for those 17 and under when accompanied by a paying adult, and fans are welcome to walk the course with their favourite players — some of whom might stickhandle just as well on a putting green as they did on a hockey rink.
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