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The Ontario Open, a PGA Tour Canada event that is part of the Golf Ontario schedule, will now be known as the Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Ontario Open after a title sponsorship announcement for that event, July 28-31 at Woodington Lake Golf Club in Tottenham, Ont. “As one of the oldest and most storied golf championships in the world, the Ontario Open has a reputation for attracting the best golfers nationally and internationally. Our sponsorship of this tournament is not only a reflection of our company’s commitment to contributing to the communities in which our clients live, work and play, it is a reflection of our commitment to celebrating and aligning with professional excellence, whether in sport or in business,” said Sotheby’s International Realty Canada president and CEO Don Kottick … Edmonton native Wil Bateman prevailed in a three-way playoff in Spruce Grove, Alta. After finishing 72 holes at 19 under, Bateman, who played golf at Edmonton Petroleum as a youngster, clinched the title with an eagle chip shot on the second extra hole. Bateman became the first Canadian to win a PGA TOUR Canada event in his home town and the first Canadian to win a PGA Tour Canada event since Taylor Pendrith did it in 2019. The final leaderboard is here … Matt Fitzpatrick moved from 18th to 10th in this week’s world golf rankings after his victory at the U.S. Open. Corey Conners moved up a spot to 29th place, while Mackenzie Hughes went from 73rd to 66th. Adam Hadwin, who tied for seventh in Brookline, Mass., on Sunday, moved from 105th to 81st in the world rankings … With six top-10 finishes, Brooke Henderson is tied for the LPGA Tour lead in that department and her 69.538 scoring average is third best on tour. She is fifth in player of the year points. … Stephen Ames, Mike Weir and Kevin Baker are the three Canadians at this week’s PGA Tour Champions major, the U.S. Senior in Bethlehem, Pa. ,,, This week’s GNN Poll asks readers if the price of fuel or other factors has curtailed business travel this year where they work. As of this writing, 73 per cent of respondents said yes, with 27 per cent voting no. If you haven’t voted already, you can do so on the GNN home page.