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Golf Canada – Nick Taylor sits T3 and is a single shot back of co-leaders Matt Kuchar and Scott Brown

Brandt Snedeker shoots 60 to match lowest round ever recorded at the RBC Canadian Open

News and notes for Friday, June 7

HAMILTON, Ont.  —  Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., as well as Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont., and Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., all sit within the top 10 after two-rounds of the 2019 RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf & Country Club. 

Taylor carded a second-round 65 Friday and finds himself tied for third with 2013 RBC Canadian Open champion Brandt Snedeker at 11-under par. His 5-under par performance included three birdies on his final four holes.

“I felt good, to be honest,” said Taylor. “Early on, I was hitting good shots, but putts weren’t dropping. Then I hit four great shots on the last two holes. It was nice to make that putt on the last hole.”

Snedeker matched the lowest single-round score ever at the RBC Canadian Open by carding a 10-under par 60. Carl Pettersson shot 60 in 2010 at St. George’s Golf & Country Club. 

“I didn’t really think about it until I got to the 17th tee,” said Snedeker, whose scor of 60 is also a new Hamilton Golf and Country Club course record. “I was hitting the ball so well off the tee and making so many putts. It was one of those rounds where everything comes together.”

Hadwin holds sole possession of 6th at 9-under. Hughes and Silverman share 7th spot at 8-under.

Silverman handed in a scorecard of 9-under-par 61 Friday, which is the lowest round ever recorded by a Canadian at Canada’s National Open Golf Championship.

“It’s great, it’s where I want to be,” added Silverman. “I was hitting fairways and it’s almost impossible to score around here if you’re missing fairways. “

Americans Scott Brown and Matt Kuchar both shot 7-under to finish the day as co-leaders at 12-under.

The shot of the day belonged to Kramer Hickok. The Austin, Tex., native made an albatross on No. 4 – only the fourth albatross in RBC Canadian Open history and the first since Guy Hill in 1996 at Glen Abbey Golf Club. This was the sixth albatross on the PGA TOUR this season. 

Toronto’s Richard Jung was tied for 33rd at 4-under and Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., was tied for 55th at 2-under.

The third-round of the RBC Canadian Open gets underway at 8:25 am, while the final pairing tees off at 2:10 pm. Tee times for the third round can be found here


T3 Nick Taylor – Abbotsford, B.C. – 64-65 -11

6 Adam Hadwin – Abbotsford, B.C. – 65-66 -9

T7 Mackenzie Hughes – Dundas, Ont. – 66-66 -8

T7 Ben Silverman – Thornhill, Ont. – 71-61 -8

T33 Richard Jung – Toronto – 67-69 -4

T55 Roger Sloan – Merritt, B.C. – 68-70 -2


MC Austin Connelly – Church Point, N.S. – 69-70 -1

MC Adam Svensson – Surrey, B.C. – 69-70 E  

MC Mike Weir – Brights Grove, Ont. – 70-69 -1

MC Corey Conners – Listowel, Ont. – 70-69 -1

MC James Allenby – Langley, B.C. – 70-70 E

MC David Hearn – Brantford, Ont. – 66-75 +1

MC Étienne Brault (a) – Mercier, Que. – 72-69 +1

MC Drew Nesbitt– Toronto – 66-75 +1

MC Michael Gligic – Burlington, Ont. – 70-72 +2

MC Ryan Yip – Calgary – 68-74 +2

MC Richard T. Lee – Toronto– 70-73 +3

MC JC Deacon – Toronto – 74-69 +3

MC Marc-Étienne Bussières – Gatineau, Que. – 74-71 +1

MC Chris Crisologo (a) – Richmond, B.C. – 72-74 +6

MC Joey Savoie (a) – La Prairie, Que. – 75-72 +7

MC Thomas DeMarco – LaSalle, Ont. – 71-76 +7

MC Matthew Anderson (a) – Mississauga, Ont. – 74-74 +8

MC Albin Choi – Toronto – 76-72 +8

MC Josh Whalen (a) – Napanee, Ont. – 79-74 +13

MC Michael Blair – Ancaster, Ont. – 76-79 +15


Pairings and start times for the second round of the 110th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship on Saturday, June 8 are now available online here.


Interview, audio and transcripts for the following players from Friday, June 7 are available here and video is available here. Please note the videos are unedited, uncut and broadcast-quality. 

• Mackenzie Hughes

• Ben Silverman

• Brandt Snedeker

• Brooks Koepka

• Justin Thomas

• Adam Hadwin

• Scott Brown

• Nick Taylor

• Webb Simpson

• Joey Savoie (French)

• Marc-Étienne Bussières (French)

• Graeme McDowell

• Henrik Stenson


Wear your brightest reds and whitest whites on Saturday, June 8 to celebrate Canada and show your support for the Canadians in the field. Be one of the first 500 guest to stop by the Golf Town Viewing Deck to get a free red Golf Town rally towel.


Noted English golf course architect Martin Ebert will address the media on Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. in the Media Centre, onsite at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Ebert will lead a significant course remodeling at the historic Harry S. Colt layout.


Media can also download the 2019 RBC Canadian Open Media Guide for complete stats, records and historical information. Media can also download the 2019 RBC Canadian Open Player Performance Book which details individual player statistics from 1904-2018.


The following are broadcast times for the 2019 RBC Canadian Open:

Saturday, June 8

–       8:30am – 9:45am:  Twitter

–       8:30am – 3:00pm:  GOLFTV

–       1:00pm – 2:45pm:  Golf Channel

–       3:00pm – 6:00pm:  CBS/TSN/CTV2/RDS

Sunday, June 9

–       8:30am – 9:45am:  Twitter

–       8:30am – 3:00pm:  GOLFTV

–       1:00pm – 2:45pm:  Golf Channel

–       3:00pm – 6:00pm:  CBS/TSN/CTV2/RDS


Grounds tickets for the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, as well as a limited number of premium ticket packages are still available. A full list of ticket packages and pricing is available online at  


Part of the FedExCup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete for $7.6 million (US) at the RBC Canadian Open, June 3-9 at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Hamilton, 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 the Golf Canada Foundation 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, Audi, Acushnet, Steam Whistle, Levelwear, Golf Town, Coca-Cola, the City of Hamilton and the Government of Canada. For tickets or tournament information, please visit or call 1-800-571-6736. Follow the RBC Canadian Open on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For all further inquiries, please contact:

Dan Pino
Communications Director
Golf Canada
(c) 416-434-5525