The PGA Tour has travelled to Ontario this week for the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville. Tim Clark of South Africa is the defending champion.

Lowdown:
The PGA Tour has travelled to Ontario this week for the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville. Tim Clark of South Africa is the defending champion.

A number of those who contested The Open Championship at St Andrews have made the journey back across the Atlantic to compete in this event. Those players include: Jason Day, Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar and Bubba Watson.

This is an historic tournament that began life back in 1904. Since that time, there have been many famous winners of the event. In fact, the roll call of champions reads like a who’s who of golfing legends: Tommy Armour, Walter Hagen, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Bobby Locke, Arnold Palmer, Bob Charles, Lee Trevino, Tom Weiskopf, Greg Norman, Curtis Strange, Nick Price, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk have all been winners.

Last year at Royal Montreal Golf Club, South Africa’s Tim Clark birdied five of his last eight holes to win by a single stroke from Jim Furyk of the USA.

This will be the 27th time Glen Abbey has been used for this tournament. A Jack Nicklaus creation, the Canadian Open first visited in 1977.

The weather forecast for the week looks reasonable with high temperatures. Wind could be a factor though with gusty conditions predicted.

Venue: Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, Ontario, Can
Date: Jul 23-26
Course stats: par 72, 7,253 yards
Purse: $5,800,000 Winner: $1,044,000
Defending Champion: Tim Clark (-17)

TV Coverage:
Thursday 23 – Sky Sports 4 from 8pm
Friday 24 – Sky Sports 4 from 8pm
Saturday 25 – Sky Sports 4 from 7pm
Sunday 26 – Sky Sports 4 from 7pm

Player watch:
Jason Day – After missing out on a playoff for The Open Championship by a single stroke, the Australian will be keen to ease his disappointment with a victory this time out.

Jason Day swing sequence:

Luke Donald – He’s back to something approaching his best form. He had good finishes in both The Open and the previous week’s Scottish Open. He’ll look to build on those results this week.

Matt Kuchar – Just missed out at Gullane two weeks ago and then made the cut, and played solidly at St Andrews. He was tied for second at Glen Abbey in 2013.

Key hole: 18th. A 524 yard par 5, it’s reachable in two for anybody in the field who gets a decent tee shot away. There’s definitely a possibility of someone recording an eagle three to win the tournament, but with water guarding the front of the green, it’s a risky shot to take on.