PGA TOUR Brunch | R-1 | RBC Canadian
@PGATourBrunch Previews the 2022 RBC Canadian Open | Toronto
TORONTO - FedEx Cup leader and World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is the tournament favorite and has won four times in his last 10 starts. Scheffler earned his first major championship title at the Masters Tournament, becoming the first player since Jason Day in 2015 to win four times in a six-start stretch. Scheffler joined Tiger Woods (who accomplished the feat eight times) as players to win four times in a PGA Tour season, including a major and a World Golf Championships event. With his third Tour victory at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Scheffler took over the No. 1 position in the OWGR on March 27 for the first time in his career. The last player to win five times in a season was Justin Thomas (2016-17).
There are three rookies in the Top 30 of the FedEx Cup, each who have three or more top-10s: Cameron Young (No. 16), Davis Riley (No. 21) and Mito Pereira (No. 26). There has not been a PGA Tour season in the FedExCup era (est. 2007) in which three or more rookies advanced to the Tour Championship.
The RBC Canadian Open is one of five events in the 2021-22 PGA TOUR Season that is part of The Open Qualifying Series. The top two players not otherwise exempt in the top eight and ties will qualify for the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews. The first OQS event this season was the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (Chris Kirk and Talor Gooch qualified). Remaining events: John Deere Classic, Genesis Scottish Open, Barbasol Championship.
RBC Canadian | Tournament Facts
COURSE: St. George’s Golf and Country Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
YARDS/PAR: 7,014 yards/Par 70
ARCHITECT: Stanley Thompson
PRIZE Money - Purse/Winner’s Share: $8,7000,000/$1,566,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Rory McIlroy
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: The first two rounds (today and June 10) are scheduled for coverage from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus today and Friday with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 6:45am to 6:00pm (ET). Weekend ESPN+ streaming from 7:45am to 7:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live coverage of the RBC Canadian beginning at 12:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) today and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday’s coverage will air 1:00pm to 6:00pm (or completion of event). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
RBC Canadian | The Basics
The Tee Times at St. Georges start at 7:00am (ET) and go to 2:32pm (ET).
Weather: Opening round forecast calls for rain and thunder at St George’s with 70% chance of rain. Temperatures 62-degrees, with winds at 11 mph and humidity at 69%. Friday weather forecast if for partly cloudy skies, only a 10% chance of rain.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 7:00am (ET) on Friday.
RBC Canadian - Field, Tee Times, Leaderboard
The Field: (link)
Chez Reavie WD; replaced by Ben Crane
Arjun Atwal WD from alternate list
Taylor Pendrith WD; replaced by Richard S. Johnson
D.J. Trahan WD; replaced by Brian Davis
Luke List WD; replaced by John Merrick
Kevin Chappell WD; replaced by Kevin Stadler
Fabian Gomez WD; replaced by Matt Every
Adam Schenk WD; replaced by J.J. Henry
Pat Perez WD; replaced by Andres Romero
Jared Wolfe WD; replaced by Jason Bohn
Patrick Reed WD; replaced by Parker McLachlin
Andres Romero WD; replaced by John Huston
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
U.S. Open to Accept All Eligible Players (ESPNCom)
Paul Casey Out of U.S. Open (Back Injury) - (ESPNCom)
RBC Canadian - How to Watch (Golf Week/USA Today)
FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
Sports Gambling, Daily Fantasy & Industry News
Expert Picks for RBC Canadian - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks for St. George’s - (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History
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