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Golf Canada – RBC extends title sponsorship of the RBC Canadian Open, News, notes and quotes from Wednesday, July 20

OAKVILLE, Ont. – The 107th playing of Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship gets underway Thursday with 155 of the world’s best golfers, including 14 Canadians, set to challenge defending champion Jason Day for the 2016 RBC Canadian Open.

Day’s victory in 2015 began an incredible stretch that saw him win six tournaments and climb to No. 1 in the world. He returns to Glen Abbey Golf Club introspective of how his victory in Canada 12 months ago kicked off the best run of golf in his career.

“Coming into this event last year, I felt confident about my game, but knowing that this event would spring board me to six wins, a major championship, getting to No. 1 in the world, I’d be very surprised by that,” said Day. “It’s amazing how important this event was to me to really get my career going and get it off in the right direction that I’ve always thought it was going to go.”

“You know, it’s been a pretty crazy last eight months or so, and yeah, it’s exciting,” added Day. “Sometimes I don’t have enough time just to sit down and realize what I’ve accomplished and it’s great and everything, but I know that I can’t get too far ahead of myself, because there are a lot of great golfers behind me that are willing to put in the effort and take that No. 1 spot away from me, and then obviously beat me at tournaments like the RBC Canadian Open.”

The opening round of the 2016 RBC Canadian Open gets underway at 7:10 a.m. off the 1st and 10th tees.

Pairings for the opening two rounds of the 107th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 are available online here.

RBC Extends Commitment to RBC Canadian Open
RBC in partnership with Golf Canada and the PGA Tour jointly announced today that RBC has signed a six-year extension as title sponsor of the RBC Canadian Open. The new agreement takes effect in 2018 and runs through 2023. Click here for the full news release.

Interview video, audio and transcripts for the following players from Wednesday, July 20 are available here. Please note that the videos are unedited, uncut and in broadcast-quality.

  • Jason Day
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Matt Kuchar
  • RBC Canadian Open – RBC Title Sponsorship Renewal

In advance of next week’s championship, media can also download the 2016 RBC Canadian Open Media Guide for complete stats, records and historical information. Media can also download the 2016 RBC Canadian Open Player Performance Book which details individual player statistics from 1904-2015.

Thursday July 21
TSN4 & TSN5 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
TSN1 & TSN3 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Golf Channel 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday July 22 – Red & White Day
TSN4 & TSN5 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
TSN1 & TSN3 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Golf Channel 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday July 23
Golf Channel 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Global TV Pre-Game Show 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CBS & Global 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday July 24
Golf Channel 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Global TV Pre-Game Show 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CBS & Global 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Grounds tickets for all days of the 2016 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 Golf Canada and RBC are also pleased to offer FREE admission to juniors 17-and-under – click here to download a FREE Junior Pass.

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Part of the FedExCup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete for $5.9 million (US) at the RBC Canadian Open, July 18-24, 2016 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, BMW Group Canada, Molson Canadian 67, ZTE, WestJet, TaylorMade adidas Golf, Boston Pizza, Ballantine’s, Santa Carolina Wines, Toronto Star, Coca-Cola, CHIN Radio TV International, Metrolinx and the Government of Canada. For tickets or tournament information, please visit or call 1-800-571-6736.

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 Jason Day, Graham DeLaet, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Adam Hadwin, David Hearn, Brooke Henderson, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Ryan Palmer, Morgan Pressel, Brandt Snedeker, Nick Taylor and Mike Weir. 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, the Canadian Amateur Golf Championships and the 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. For more information, visit

Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing close to 305,000 golfers at more than 1,400 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

For more information:

Dan Pino
Director, Corporate Communications
Golf Canada
(t) 1-800-263-0009 x 406
(c) 416-434-5525