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RBC is pleased to be the official banking and financial services partner of Team RBC - an esteemed group of 13 world class golfers who wear the RBC brand and compete on the PGA and LPGA Tour. Get to know our team:

graham deLaet

ernie els

jim furyk

adam hadwin

david hearn

brooke henderson

matt kuchar

graeme mcDowell

ryan palmer

morgan pressel

Alena Sharp

brandt snedeker

nick taylor

graham deLaet

Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Graham DeLaet grew up a multi-sport athlete, but honed his golf skills to the point where he is now considered one of the game’s best ball strikers on the planet. DeLaet, who became the father of twins in 2015, represented Canada in the Olympics along with fellow Team RBC Ambassador, David Hearn, in Rio.

One of the faces of contemporary golf in the country, DeLaet doubles as an ambassador for Golf in Schools, a program aimed at increasing interest in golf across Canada. DeLaet also raises money through the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation to adopt schools into the program in communities across Canada.

ernie els

Johannesburg, South Africa

Former World No. 1 Ernie Els is one of the rare athletes whose ability to capture professional titles, is only dwarfed by his ability to capture the public’s admiration. Turning pro back in 1989, Els has been a virtual constant, winning 70 tournaments including four Major Championships, two World Golf Championships, and a record seven World Match Play titles.

Earning his nickname “the Big Easy”, as much for his effortless golf swing as for his big heart and philanthropic efforts, Els has proven his character and sportsmanship both on and off the golf course. From his Els for Autism Foundation to the development of junior golf in his homeland of South Africa, Els continuously shows his dedication to nurturing the game and giving back to the community.

jim furyk

West Chester, Pennsylvania

A veteran of the TOUR, Jim Furyk has been one of the most dependable golfers on the PGA TOUR for over two decades. Known for his trademark looping swing, Furyk takes a methodical approach to golf, which emphasizes fundamental play and conservative shot-making.

Furyk has collected many accolades over the years to go with those 17 titles. He’s played on nine Ryder Cup teams, been an assistant captain for one, and has been chosen as captain for Paris in 2018. He’s also managed to win the FedEx Cup, PGA Player of the Year award, and is a recipient of the Payne Stewart Award. Maybe most incredible of all, Jim is the only player to shoot 58 in PGA TOUR history.

adam hadwin

Abbotsford, British Columbia

Adam Hadwin recently closed with two pars to win the 2017 Valspar Championship.

Adam’s early success came as no surprise as his father played on the Canadian PGA TOUR in 1979. Hadwin garnered enough attention that he earned a scholarship to play at the University of Louisville in the NCAA. With impressive play throughout his career, Hadwin was given All BIG EAST honours in 2008 and was an All-America Honourable Mention in 2009. A standout on the pro golf scene since 2010, Hadwin is a multiple-time winner of the Rivermead Cup by virtue of being the low Canadian at the RBC Canadian Open. At the 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge, Adam became the first Canadian, and only the 8th player in TOUR history, to shoot a sub-60 round with his third round 59.

david hearn

Brantford, Ontario

As a key part of Canada’s rising golf success, David Hearn understands what it means to be the focus of a country. With several runner-up finishes on the PGA TOUR in his career, Hearn has come agonizingly close to victory.

Holding the lead through 54 holes at the 2015 RBC Canadian Open, Hearn narrowly missed becoming the first Canadian in 62 years to win the country’s national golf tournament. With the crowd cheering him on by singing “O Canada,” Hearn came out firing during the final round, making birdies on his first two holes. In the end, he shot an even-par round to finish a very respectable third behind eventual winner, Jason Day.

brooke henderson

Smith Falls, Ontario

One of the youngest and brightest stars on the LPGA Tour, Ontario’s Brooke Henderson made her professional debut at the end of 2014 after being the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world. She wasted no time on Tour, capturing Canada’s first title since 2001 at the Cambia Portland Classic which she was able to successfully defend in 2016.

Henderson truly made her mark in 2016 by winning the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in a playoff over World No. 1 Lydia Ko. The win was the first LPGA Major won by a Canadian since Sandra Post in 1968 and propelled Brooke up to No. 2 on the Women’s World Golf Rankings. Henderson’s ascension to the highest levels of the women’s game means Canada will be well represented for years to come.

Brooke Henderson is the Champion of the 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give and now has 4 Overall Wins ; 1 being a Major.

matt kuchar

Winter Park, Florida

One of the most respected and reliable players in the game, Florida native Matt Kuchar has made it a habit of appearing at the top of PGA TOUR leaderboards since turning pro in 2000.

A seven-time PGA TOUR champion, “Kuch” as he’s affectionately known by fans, counts victories at the 2014 RBC Heritage and 2012 Players Championship among his greatest achievements. He’s pulled in over 65 top-10 finishes since 2010 and is a threat to win every time he tees it up. Kuchar represented the USA in at the 2016 Summer Olympics where he won a bronze medal.

graeme mcDowell

Portrush, Northern Ireland

After turning pro in 2002, Graeme McDowell has gone on to link 13 victories worldwide to his name, including the 2010 US Open and 2013 RBC Heritage. During his career McDowell has solidified himself as a foundational piece of the European Ryder Cup team time and time again.

Commonly known as "G-Mac," the golfer from the coastal town of Portrush in Northern Ireland has helped his region rise as one of the more notorious golfing capitals of the world. With a win in 2016 at the OHL at Mayakoba, Graeme continues to remind the golfing public he could be a contender any week of the year.

ryan palmer

Amarillo, Texas

A regular force on the PGA TOUR with three victories to his name, Texas native Ryan Palmer is known amongst his peers as one of golf’s most personable players.

Palmer made PGA TOUR history in 2015 when he became the first player to make six birdies and two eagles (10-under) in an eight-hole stretch at the Humana Challenge. It was also the longest birdie-eagle streak in TOUR history. Look for Palmer to continue his momentum this year at his home course Colonial, where the Dean & DeLuca Invitational is held.

morgan pressel

Boca Raton, Florida

Florida native Morgan Pressel first made headlines when she qualified for the Women's U.S. Open as a 12-year-old in 2001 — the youngest ever at the time — and again in 2007, when at 18 she became the youngest LPGA player to win a major.

Her talents extend well past the greens, as Pressel has used her accomplishments as a golfer and natural charisma to raise money and awareness to fight breast cancer, which claimed the life of her mother, Kathryn, when Pressel was 15. Her Morgan Pressel Foundation has raised more than $6.5 million to fight cancer, including over a $1 million at this year’s event.

alena sharp

Hamilton, Ontario

Canadian Olympic Team Member Alena Sharp graduated with a degree in Marketing from New Mexico State University where she was a standout on the golf team. Her time on the LPGA Tour has seen her record Top-25s at all four of the traditional Majors and crack the top 50 on the Official Money List as recently as 2016. Sharp’s game has become increasingly reliable, resulting in more opportunities to win as she almost did at the CP Women’s Open in 2016.

In 2006, started the Alena Sharp Charity Classic, which annually benefits The Alzheimer's Society of Brant-Hamilton-Halton. In 2008, Alena was named the ambassador for RCGA Golf For the Cure program.

brandt snedeker

Nashville, Tennessee

Introduced to golf by his grandmother, Snedeker has many admirable elements to his game, but putting is the one area where he truly stands out. Often referred to as one of the best putters in the world, Brandt led the PGA TOUR’s all-important strokes gained category in 2012, and consistently ranks within the top-10.

With eight PGA TOUR wins to his name over the last ten years, including the 2013 RBC Canadian Open, Snedeker has demonstrated a consistency not often found at the game’s highest level. He’s also earned a number of career titles in come-from-behind situations, most recently at the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open and was the winner of the FedExCup in 2012.

nick taylor

Abbotsford, British Columbia

Born in Winnipeg, and raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Nick Taylor honed his golf skills at the successful Ledgeview Golf Club. He became the world’s No. 1 ranked amateur in 2009 after moving south to attend school at the University of Washington.

Following his career in the NCAA, Nick Taylor earned his PGA TOUR card for the 2014-15 season. Four stops in, Taylor broke a seven-year drought, becoming the first Canadian-born golfer to win on the PGA TOUR since 2007 with his victory at the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship. With that win under his belt, Taylor has been able to become a fixture on the PGA TOUR week-to-week.

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RBC SOMEDAY

At the RBC Canadian Open, your Someday experiences start here. This year, RBC will be elevating the tournament experience for everyone with enhanced spectator amenities throughout the course!

SOMEDAY SEATS

Enjoy the best seats in the house at ten (10) locations along the rope lines in the Someday Seats! Exclusive front-row Muskoka chair seating will place you right in the action and give you the chance to see your favourite PGA TOUR stars up close. Fans will be surprised with cold drinks and snacks throughout the day to stay cool while they watch play from the best vantage points on course.

SOMEDAY LOUNGE

Love golf and hockey? Head to the Someday Lounge at The Rink and be one of the first to take in the amazing greenside atmosphere as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. An experience unlike any other, the lounge is situated on the par-3, 7th hole – now known as The Rink! The hole will be transformed into a hockey arena with real boards lining the hole, volunteers dressed as referees, red goal lights, a Zamboni, and an emcee on the tee to get the crowd amped up. The Someday Lounge will also host special appearances by celebrity personalities RBC will be handing out rally towels to add to the Canadian atmosphere and give fans the opportunity to show their love for some of Canada’s favourite pastimes.

SOMEDAY VIEWING DECK

Join us on the Someday Viewing Deck at the 6th hole to kick back and enjoy the action. Take advantage of the in-seat food and beverage service with friends, while overlooking the 6th green and Practice Area.

TEAM RBC VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

Go behind-the-scenes with the Team RBC Virtual Reality Experience, located in Spectator Village throughout the tournament. This Team RBC Experience gives you an exclusive look at the RBC Heritage with 2015 champion Jim Furyk, in addition to Canadian stars Graham DeLaet and Brooke Henderson explaining what it’s like to represent their country on the world stage.

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Avion Play with a Pro Experience

One lucky Avioner® and their two guests will have the chance* to play as a team with a PGA TOUR professional in the RBC Canadian Open Wednesday Pro-Am! The prize also includes round-trip airfare to Toronto (if applicable), hotel accommodation, Grounds Guest Passes to the tournament (July 27 – 30, 2017), and access to the RBC Avion Sky Lounge.

Exclusive ticket offer for Avioners

Access to the RBC Canadian Open has never been easier. Avioners® save 25% off Anyday Grounds tickets and can order online or call 1-800-571-6736. The promo code is the first six digits of the RBC Avion card number.

RBC Avion Sky Lounge

The prestigious RBC Canadian Open is one of Canada’s most celebrated sports events of the year and Avioners® get to experience the tournament like no one else can. With their RBC Avion credit card, they can by-pass the line at admissions through the new Avion express entry lane.

Enjoy cool, comfortable seating and one of the best views of the course, with exclusive access to an air conditioned lounge and tiered outdoor seating at the exciting par-5 16th hole. Within the lounge space, Avioners and guests can explore the world of RBC Rewards with Avion’s immersive virtual reality experience. Throughout the week in the RBC Avion Sky Lounge, there will be many more surprises – including a chance to meet the 2017 RBC Canadian Open Champion after the final round on Sunday! A complimentary snack and beverage round out the Avioner experience at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.

The ultimate golf fan experience right at your fingertip, because Avioners® can do that.

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rbc canadian open - Oakville, Ontario

As the world's third-oldest national Open Golf Championship, the RBC Canadian Open has played host to the golf's finest since 1904. It's where Arnold Palmer got his first professional win back in 1955. It's where Tiger Woods hit his famous six-iron shot on 18 - that flew 216 yards over trees and water - to win the Triple Crown. And, in 2004 it unified a nation when Mike Weir pushed Vijay Singh to the brink in a sudden death playoff.

The story continued at the 2016 RBC Canadian Open when Sunday’s leaderboard included the likes of Team RBC’s Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar, along with World Number 2 Dustin Johnson. In the end, it was Jhonattan Vegas, who began the day five strokes off the lead, that fired a final round 64 to emerge victorious and capture his second career PGA TOUR victory. Vegas held off the valiant effort of 21-year old Team Canada National Team member Jared du Toit, who was featured in the final pairing on Sunday with Brandt Snedeker.

The legacy continues at Glen Abbey July 24-30, 2017. For tickets and more information visit www.rbccanadianopen.com or click here.

rbc Heritage - Hilton Head Island, SC

Ever since Arnold Palmer claimed the first Heritage Classic in November of 1969, the demanding course and event’s signature tartan plaid have come to define an annual tradition.

RBC has been the proud title sponsor since 2012 of this storied championship that’s helped define the legacy of some of the game’s best. From Nicklaus to Price, the list of past winners is a veritable who’s who of golf royalty. Team RBC’s Jim Furyk triumphed on Harbour Town’s hallowed grounds in 2010 and 2015, while fellow Team RBC Ambassadors Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, and Brandt Snedeker have also proudly worn the red plaid, winning over fans and golfers alike with exhilarating victories.

The 2017 RBC Heritage was no different. After a first round 69, Bryan trailed leaders Luke Donald and Graham DeLaet by four strokes. Matt Kuchar gave an outstanding performance shooting the low round of the weekend with 64 on Sunday, the most difficult scoring day of the week. But, when all was said and done, it was 27-year-old South Carolina native, Wesley Bryan who donned the iconic tartan jacket, raising this year’s trophy while overlooking the Harbour and waters of the Calibogue Sound.

RBC would like to congratulate Wesley Bryan on his first career PGA TOUR victory at the 2017 RBC Heritage.

For more information visit www.rbcheritage.com.

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