Advertisement

RBC Canadian Open moves to June, starting next year in Hamilton

Jhonattan Vegas holds the winner's trophy as he tries on a Mountie stetson following his win at the final round of the 2017 Canadian Open at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont., on Sunday, July 30, 2017.
Jhonattan Vegas holds the winner's trophy as he tries on a Mountie stetson following his win at the final round of the 2017 Canadian Open at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont., on Sunday, July 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

When the Hamilton Golf and Country Club hosts the RBC Canadian Open next year, the tournament will be played in early June.

That means the PGA Tour event will move out of the shadow of the British Open.

Canada’s national golf championship has been held in late July, always the week after the Open Championship, causing many of the PGA Tour’s top players to miss the tournament.

READ MORE: Canadian Open golf championship will return to Hamilton in 2019 and 2023

The tournament will now be held the week before the U.S. Open.

Next year’s event is June 3-9 at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

READ MORE: Rick Zamperin: The PGA’s best are coming back to Hamilton

Story continues below advertisement

Golf Canada also announced that the Canadian Open’s overall purse will be increased to US$7.6 million for 2019, up from $6.4 million.

The Hamilton Golf and Country Club will also host the Canadian Open in 2023.

Hamilton has hosted the tournament five times, first in 1919 and most recently in 2012.

Sponsored content