PGA Tour winners commit to RBC Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Fresh off a victory this past weekend, Bubba Watson has confirmed his intention to compete in the 2015 RBC Canadian Open, July 20-26 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.

Watson outlasted Paul Casey in a two-hole playoff this past Sunday to win the 2015 Travelers Championship, his second PGA TOUR win in 2015 (World Golf Championship-HSBC Champions). The eight-time PGA TOUR winner will be making his sixth RBC Canadian Open appearance and his fourth at Glen Abbey. The long-hitting lefty is currently ranked No. 3 in the world and No. 3 in the FedEx Cup standings.

With his addition to the field, Watson will be one of 14 PGA TOUR 2014-15 winners who have confirmed their intention to compete for Canada’s National Championship including Sangmoon Bae (Frys.com Open), Robert Streb (The McGladrey Classic), Charley Hoffman (OHL Classic at Mayaboka), Brooks Koepka (Waste Management Phoenix Open), Alex Cejka (Puerto Rico Open), Matt Every (Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard), J.B. Holmes (Shell Houston Open), Chris Kirk (Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial) and Fabian Gomez (FedEx St. Jude Classic).

Team RBC returns to Glen Abbey…
Four of the in-year winners confirmed for Glen Abbey are members of Team RBC including World No. 5 Jim Furyk (RBC Heritage) who is a two-time former Canadian Open champion. Fellow Team RBC member and World No. 8 Jason Day is a two-time winner in 2015 with a victory at the Farmers Insurance Open and partnering with Cameron Tringale to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout. World No. 26 Brandt Snedeker (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am) who won the 2013 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey along with Canadian Nick Taylor (Sanderson Farms Championship) round out the list of Team RBC in-year PGA TOUR winners.

Other Team RBC ambassadors set to compete at Glen Abbey include World No. 16 Matt Kuchar, World No. 30 Ryan Palmer, World No. 48 Graeme McDowell, World No. 65 Luke Donald, and World Golf Hall of Fame member Ernie Els. In addition, Canadian Team RBC members Graham DeLaet, David Hearn, Adam Hadwin and Canadian Golf Hall of Famer Mike Weir will be among the fan-favourites competing for Canada’s National Open Championship.

“The quality and depth of talent on today’s PGA TOUR has never been stronger and we’re thrilled to welcome World No. 3 Bubba Watson, World No. 5 Jim Furyk and World No. 8 Jason Day among our 14 in-year winners confirmed for this year’s RBC Canadian Open,” said RBC Canadian Open Tournament Director Brent McLaughlin. “Along with Canadian and international Team RBC athletes, our field is coming together and no doubt, golf fans will be treated to a world-class showcase at Glen Abbey.”

Other notables who have confirmed their intention to compete in the $5.8M RBC Canadian Open include World No. 40 Hunter Mahan; World No. 57 Marc Leishman; two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen; 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover; 2009 Open Championship winner Stewart Cink; 12-time PGA TOUR winner Justin Leonard; nine-time PGA TOUR winner Stuart Appleby and six-time PGA TOUR winner Rory Sabbatini.

Most recent players confirmed to compete in the 2015 RBC Canadian Open include:

Bubba Watson
Eight-time PGA TOUR winner including the 2015 Travelers Championship
Two-time Masters champion (2014 & 2012)
Currently ranked No. 3 in the world and No. 3 in the FedEx Cup standings

Jim Furyk
17-time PGA TOUR winner
Two-time RBC Canadian Open champion (2006 & 2007)
Currently ranked No. 5 in the world and No. 23 in the FedEx Cup standings

Jason Day
Three-time PGA TOUR winner
Currently ranked No. 8 in the world and No. 13 in the FedEx Cup standings

J.B. Holmes
Four-time PGA TOUR winner, including the 2015 Shell Houston Open
Currently ranked No. 13 in the world and No. 9 in the FedEx Cup standings

Matt Kuchar
Seven-time PGA TOUR winner
Currently ranked No. 16 in the world and No. 27 in the FedEx Cup standings

Chris Kirk
Four-time PGA TOUR winner, including the 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
Currently ranked No. 17 in the world and No. 19 in the FedEx Cup standings

Brooks Koepka
2015 PGA TOUR winner of the Waste Management Phoenix Open
Currently ranked No. 22 in the world and No. 18 in the FedEx Cup standings

Brandt Snedeker
Seven-time PGA TOUR & 2012 FedEx Cup winner
2013 RBC Canadian Open champion
Currently ranked No. 26 in the world and No. 6 in the FedEx Cup standings

Ryan Palmer
Three-time PGA TOUR winner
Currently ranked No. 30 in the world and No. 45 in the FedEx Cup Standings

Hunter Mahan
Six-time PGA TOUR winner
Withdrew from the 2013 RBC Canadian with the 36-hole lead to be with his wife for the birth of their daughter
Currently ranked No. 40 in the world and No. 67 in the FedEx Cup standings

Marc Leishman
Currently ranked No. 57 in the world and No. 75 in the FedEx Cup standings

Charley Hoffman
Three-time PGA TOUR winner, including the 2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba
Currently ranked No. 44 in the world and No. 78 in the FedEx Cup standings

Graeme McDowell
Two-time PGA TOUR winner
2010 U.S. Open champion
Currently ranked No. 48 in the World and No. 152 in the FedEx Cup Standings

Matt Every
Two-time PGA TOUR winner, including the 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
Currently ranked No. 55 in the world and No. 51 in the FedEx Cup standings

Luke Donald
Five-time PGA TOUR winner
Currently ranked No. 65 in the world and No. 122 in the FedEx Cup Standings

Ernie Els
19-time PGA TOUR winner
Four-time major winner (1994 & 1997 U.S. Open; 2002 & 2012 Open Championship)
Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame
Currently ranked No. 107 in the world and No. 172 in the FedEx Cup standings

Graham DeLaet
Currently the top-ranked Canadian on the World Golf Rankings (No. 78)
Currently ranked No. 83 in the FedEx Cup standings
Competing in his 6th RBC Canadian Open

David Hearn
Currently ranked No. 177 in the world and No. 88 in the FedEx Cup standings
Competing in his 13th RBC Canadian Open

Adam Hadwin
PGA TOUR Rookie
Topped the 2013-14 Web.com money list
Currently ranked No. 174 in the world and No. 114 in the FedEx Cup standings
Competing in his 6th RBC Canadian Open (finished T4 in 2011)

Nick Taylor
PGA TOUR Rookie
2014 Sanderson Farms Championship champion (first Canadian to win on PGA TOUR in six years)
Former World No. 1 Amateur
Competing in his 3rd RBC Canadian Open

Mike Weir
Eight-time PGA TOUR winner
2003 Masters champion
Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2009
Competing in his 25th RBC Canadian Open

Retief Goosen
Seven-time PGA TOUR winner
Two-time U.S. Open winner (2004 & 2001)

Lucas Glover
Three-time PGA TOUR winner
Winner of the 2009 U.S. Open

Stewart Cink
Six-time PGA TOUR winner
Winner of the 2009 Open Championship

Justin Leonard
12-time PGA TOUR winner
Winner of the 1997 Open Championship and 1998 Players Championship

Stuart Appleby
Nine-time PGA TOUR winner

Rory Sabbatini
Six-time PGA TOUR winner

Additional player and tournament announcements will be made in the coming weeks. The final field for the 2015 RBC Canadian Open will be released on Friday, July 17, 2015 after 5 p.m. ET.

For information about tickets, FREE 17-and-under junior passes, volunteer opportunities or corporate hospitality for the 2015 RBC Canadian Open, please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com

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