Canadian Open Players
The players of the 100th Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club.
Strength of field at the 2009 RBC Canadian Open – In addition to Chez Reavie, many more of golf’s most recognizable names will tee off at the 2009 Canadian Open including:
• Fred Couples, age 49 2009 Presidents Cup Captain has posted three top-10 finishes so far in the 2009 season (T3s at the Northern Trust Open and Shell Houston Open and a T8 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship). He had to bow out because of an injury sustained in practise.
• Scott Verplank who won the Canadian open in 2001 is a 5-time winner on the PGA TOUR. His first top-10 this year came in the form of T4 honors at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
• Stephen Ames from Alberta is having a good year so far. He started his season with a T5 at the 50th Bob Hope Classic before posting his T9 at the Valero Texas Open in May. Last month, he shot a second-round, 4-under 66 on the very challenging Bethpage Black Golf Course on the way to T10 honors at the U.S. Open. Ames will be competing in his 12th RBC Canadian Open with a best finish being a T7 in 2005.
• Hunter Mahan competed on the 2007 Presidents Cup and 2008 Ryder Cup teams and is performing well in ’09. He has posted top-10s in both of the first two majors, a T10 at the Masters and a T6 at the U.S. Open. Mahan posted a final round 62 at the recent AT&T National to finish second to Tiger Woods.
• Anthony Kim recently played with Tiger Woods in the final group on Sunday at the A&T National, where he finished third.
• Sean O’Hair won at the Quail Hollow Championship. He is just one of three players (Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott) under the age of 30 with at least three PGA TOUR wins. O’Hair will be competing in his fourth Canadian Open. He finished third in 2006 and 2008.
• Camilo Villegas had his best finish of the year with T3 honors at the Buick Invitational.
• Ricky Barnes, who recently had a T2 at the U.S. Open in June is set to make his first start at the Canadian Open. Barnes finished in 25th place on the 2008 Nationwide Tour Money List.
Nathan Green from Australia went on to win the event.