According to a news release from Golf Canada, the RBC Canadian Open will be moving in the PGA Tour schedule and will now take place between June 3-9 in 2019.
The 2018 Canadian Open will take place 23-29 at Glen Abbey as per usual but will move to the historic Hamilton Golf and Country Club for the 110th RBC Canadian Open in 2019.
“The PGA TOUR, RBC and Golf Canada have collaborated to ensure this new date is the right fit for players and fans of the RBC Canadian Open,” said Andy Pazder, chief tournaments & competitions officer, PGA TOUR. “As title sponsor of both the RBC Canadian Open and the RBC Heritage, RBC has been a tremendous partner of the PGA TOUR, and we’re thrilled to have this opportunity to move one of golf’s most important and historic tournaments to a new date for the event starting in 2019.”
The @RBCCanadianOpen will be held June 3-9 next year. That’s the week before the US Open.
— Bob Weeks (@BobWeeksTSN) July 3, 2018
The move in dates is expected to help draw bigger names and create a more competitive field for the Canadian Open.
“Golf Canada is beyond thrilled by RBC’s overall support for the Canadian Open. Together with the PGA TOUR, the new 2019 date change is a clear demonstration of our combined commitment to the game and Canada’s National Open Championship,” said Laurence Applebaum, chief executive officer, Golf Canada. “This exciting change will inject tremendous energy into the RBC Canadian Open and make Canadian golf better.”