Four regional qualifiers set for RBC Canadian Open

(March 14, 2022) – Golf Canada, in partnership with title sponsor RBC, is pleased to announce the qualifying format for the 2022 RBC Canadian Open, scheduled for June 6-12 at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Toronto with nearby Islington Golf Club serving as the official practice facility.

A two-stage qualifying process for Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship will feature regional qualifying competitions in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec as well as Alberta which is new for 2022. Three of four regional qualifier dates and host sites are set with the Quebec qualifier details to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Each of the four regional qualifiers will consist of 18 holes of stroke-play with the low qualifier at each site receiving an exemption directly into the 2022 RBC Canadian Open field (provided a minimum of 100 competitors participate at each site). The top 10% of finishers beyond the low qualifier at each regional qualifying competition are eligible to compete at the Final Qualifying Competition.

The final qualifying competition will take place on Monday, June 6 at Oakdale Golf & Country Club, host of the 2023 & 2026 RBC Canadian Open.

“With the return of the RBC Canadian Open to the PGA TOUR schedule, we are very pleased to bring back our regional qualifying competitions, adding a fourth qualifier in Alberta, and providing players from across the country the opportunity to compete in our National Men’s Open Championship,” said RBC Canadian Open Tournament Director Bryan Crawford. Regional qualifying has always brought an important element to our championship field, and with such great momentum behind golf right now, we look forward to the excitement of Canadian and international competitors playing their way into the 2022 RBC Canadian Open.”

Participation in the final qualifying competition is limited to those competitors receiving requisite exemptions, or individuals who have advanced through regional qualifying. The Final Qualifier will feature 18 holes of stroke play, with a minimum of four (4) spots available for direct entry into the 2022 RBC Canadian Open field.

2022 RBC Canadian Open Qualifying Competitions:

  • British Columbia Regional Qualifier, Tuesday, May 17 @ Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, B.C.
  • Ontario Regional Qualifier, Wednesday, May 18 @ TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley (North Course) in Caledon, Ont.
  • Quebec Regional Qualifier, May TBD
  • Alberta Regional Qualifier, Monday, May 30 @ Mickelson National Golf Club in Calgary, Alta.
  • RBC Canadian Open Final Qualifier, Monday, June 6 @ Oakdale Golf & Country Club in Toronto, Ont.  Registration for all four 2022 RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifiers is now open.

The RBC Canadian Open qualifying competition is open to members in good standing of the PGA of Canada or other PGA affiliates; amateur golfers who are members of Golf Canada or in good standing with their respective association; and other golf professionals. Players’ Handicap Index must not exceed 2.0 on the date of the application filing and must be within the Handicap Index requirements at the entry deadline.

The 2022 RBC Canadian Open is also part of The Open Championship Qualifying Series. The top-2 finishers at the RBC Canadian Open (not otherwise exempt) earn a spot in the field of The 150th Open Championship, July 10-17, 2022, at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland.

For more information about complete RBC Canadian Open qualifying criteria and for player registration, click here.

ABOUT THE RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Part of the FedExCup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete at the RBC Canadian Open, June 6-12, 2022, at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Toronto, Ont. Conducted by Golf Canada for more than a century, the RBC Canadian Open provides an opportunity for Canada’s top talents to compete against the world’s best golfers while also creating a positive impact in the event’s host community. Established in 1904, Canada’s national open golf championship is the third-oldest national open golf championship worldwide next to the British Open and the U.S. Open. The RBC Canadian Open is proudly sponsored by RBC, Audi, Acushnet, BDO, Hilton, Levelwear, Sargent Farms, Maestro Dobel Tequila, Ace Beverage Group, theScoreBet, Recipe Unlimited, Cub Cadet, Coca-Cola, Matt & Steve’s, Journie Rewards, the Government of Ontario, and the Government of Canada. The RBC Canadian Open is proud to support the Golf Canada Foundation as the event’s official charity partner. For more information, visit www.rbccanadianopen.com.

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