Dates: July 24-27. Plus, Golf Canada Foundation pro-am July 21; practice rounds July 22-23; championship pro-am July 23.
Site: Blue Course, Royal Montreal Golf Club, Île-Bizard, 7,153 yards, par 70.
Purse: $5.7 million U.S.
Winner’s share: $1,026,000 U.S.
Format: 72 holes with cut after 36 holes, weekend field reduced to top 70 players and ties after two rounds.
Playoff, if required: Sudden death starting at No. 18, then 17 and 18.
FedExCup points: 500.
Royal’s Open history: This is the 10th time the Canadian Open has been played at Royal Montreal, most recently in 2001. The inaugural Open was held at Royal’s Dixie layout in 1904, winner J.H. Oke pocketing $60.
Defending champion: Brandt Snedeker.
Entry: 156 professional and amateur golfers from 16 nations, including Canada, United States, Scotland, Argentina, Brazil, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Korea, Venezuela, South Africa, Fiji, Sweden, Australia, England, Colombia.
Canadian entry: 15, including PGA Tour players 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.
Quebecers: Dave Levesque and Beon Young Lee, both of Montreal.
Notable entries per world ranking prior to British Open: No. 5 Matt Kuchar, No. 16 Dustin Johnson, No. 17 Graeme McDowell, No. 18 Jim Furyk, No. 20 Luke Donald, No. 26 Charl Schwartzel, No. 46 Hunter Mahan, No. 58 Ernie Els.
Past Canadian Open champions in the field: 11, including Snedeker (2013), Scott Piercy (2012), Sean O’Hair (2011), Carl Pettersson (2010), Nathan Green (2009), Furyk (2006 and 2007), Mark Calcavecchia (2005), Vijay Singh (2004), John Rollins (2002), Billy Andrade (1998), Dudley Hart (1996).
Television coverage: July 24-25, Rounds 1 and 2: TSN, RDS, The Golf Channel, 3-6 p.m.; July 26-27, Rounds 3 and 4: Global, CBS, RDS, 3-6 p.m.
Tickets: 1-800-571-6736 and at rbccanadianopen.com
Tournament website: rbccanadianopen.com
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