Tour Report: Preview Of This Week In Golf
RBC Canadian Open.
Course: Glen Abbey Golf Club, Oakville, Ontario
Defending Champion: Jhonattan Vegas
Prize money/1st: $6,000,000/$1,062,000
Seven of the top 30 in current FedExCup standings, including No. 2 Dustin Johnson, are in the field. Johnson seeks to reclaim his lead which he relinquished to Jordan Spieth at The Open last week. He now trails Spieth by 303 points.
For the eighth time since 2000, the RBC Canadian Open makes a return to Glen Abbey Golf Club. This will mark the Golf Club’s 29th time to host Canada’s national championship. Glen Abbey first hosted the RBC Canadian Open in 1977 (Lee Trevino). It was the Open’s regular host each year from 1981-2000, with the exception of 1997 (Royal Montreal GC). Past champions at Glen Abbey include Greg Norman (1984, 1992), Curtis Strange (1985, 1987), Nick Price (1991, 1994), Tiger Woods (2000), Brandt Snedeker (2013), Jason Day (2015) and Jhonattan Vegas (2016).
Glen Abbey was Jack Nicklaus’ first golf course design in Canada. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the first Canadian Open hosted at Glen Abbey (1977 was the first one).
All times Eastern
Thursday and Friday –Golf Channel 3-6 pm
Friday and Saturday–Golf Channel 1-2:30 pm–CBS 3-6 pm
The Senior Open Championship
Course: Royal Porthcawl Golf Club (Par 72 / 7,065 Yards), Bridgend, Wales
Defending champion: Paul Broadhurst
The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex is the most prestigious event on the European Senior Tour’s calendar, and with 30 former Ryder Cup players in the field.
Paul Broadhurst will defend his title paired with two of the game’s most impressive names: Tom Watson and Miguel Angel Jiménez. Watson is a three-time winner of the Senior Open Championship – tied with Gary Player for the highest number of victories The trio will tee off at 09:40 local time.
Sir Nick Faldo, Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, John Daly, and José María Olazábal are just a few of the notable players in the field.
TV Times (EDT)
Thursday: 7-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Friday: 7-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – Noon (Golf Channel), Noon – 2 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – Noon (Golf Channel), Noon – 2 p.m. (NBC)
Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate (72/7,251) in Overland Park, Kansas
Defending Champion: Wesley Bryan
PRIZE MONEY / 1ST : PRIZE MONEY / 1ST : $650,000/$117,000
Andrew Landry is considered the favorite, finishing as runner-up last week in Omaha. He’s the top player in the Web.com Tour, earning a combined $276,118 this season.
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
For the first time in history, the 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open takes place at the same venue as the Men’s Scottish Open with Dundonald Links playing host to both events over a three-week period. Rafa Cabrera Bello captured the men’s event in a playoff over Callum Shinkwin a mere two weeks ago.
156 players will compete for a purse of 1.5 million. This week’s field has combined for 245 wins on the LPGA Tour and 43 majors.
Players who lead the LPGA in six key statistical categories entering the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open.
Wins – 2 (So Yeon Ryu and In-Kyung Kim)
Top-10s – 10 (So Yeon Ryu)
Money List – $1,702,905 (So Yeon Ryu)
Race to CME Globe – 2,554 (Lexi Thompson)
Scoring Average – 68.944 (Lexi Thompson)
Rolex Player of the Year – 150 (So Yeon Ryu)
Thursday and Friday- 9:00-11:30 am ET
Saturday and Sunday- 3:00-6:00 pm ET