Golf Canada and RBC have confirmed that the membership of St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto will support the hosting of the 2022 RBC Canadian Open, with nearby Islington Golf Club serving as the official practice facility for the tournament.
St. George’s and Islington re-committing their involvement for the 2022 RBC Canadian Open follows two years of cancellations due to international travel and government restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 RBC Canadian Open was scheduled to be held June 7-13. “I am so pleased that the membership of St. George’s Golf and Country Club as well as Islington Golf Club will join us in hosting the 2022 RBC Canadian Open,” said Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum.
“We are already looking forward to the return of the PGA Tour to Canada and so grateful that both clubs, including their respective membership and our host volunteer committee, continue to work towards the celebrated return of the RBC Canadian Open,” he said
Mary DePaoli, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for RBC, says she anticipates a banner event in 2022.
“RBC is proud to be title sponsor of Canada’s national open championship, one of the oldest events on the PGA Tour schedule, with a strong history of celebrating the importance of golf to Canadians,” said DePaoli.
“We are looking forward to welcoming back defending champion Rory McIlroy, our Team RBC golfers, and inspiring the next generation of golf talent at the 2022 RBC Canadian Open,” she said.
St. George’s Golf and Country Club has previously hosted the RBC Canadian Open on five occasions, dating as far back as 1933 and most recently in 2010.
“We are proud to continue along the path that we dedicated the club and our membership to for 2020,” said RBC Canadian Open Tournament chair Mark Teskey.
“With more than 200 volunteer members having devoted countless hours and many others lending their support in a meaningful way, we are excited to continue with those efforts to make the 111th RBC Canadian Open a great success,” said Teskey.
The same holds true at Islington.
“Islington Golf Club is very happy to be partnering with Golf Canada and St. George’s to deliver a fantastic experience for players, volunteers and Canadian golf fans at the RBC Canadian Open,” said tournament co-chair Chris Tortorice. “We are very excited to welcome the PGA Tour in 2022.”