Brandt Snedeker picked up his last win on the PGA Tour a year ago at The RBC Canadian Open when the tournament leader, Hunter Mahan pulled out to attend the birth of his first child. The 2012 FedEx Cup champion has never really found the form, and the success he had working early last year when rib injuries took him out of competition.
The Blue Course at Royal Montreal was North America’s first official golf club. It was founded in 1873 and officially opened as a nine-hole course. It played host to the inaugural Canadian Open in 1904. Royal Montreal is 7153 yards and plays to a par of 70.
This will be the fifth playing of the Canadian Open on the Blue Course and the 2007 Presidents Cup was played at the 45 hole complex.
No Canadian has won their National Championship since Pat Fletcher won the 1954 event. Mike Weir came close in 2004, but lost in a playoff to Vijay Singh. Brandt Snedeker gets an honorable mention for last years win because his caddie, Scott Vail in from Canada.
Only two players have ever pulled off the Triple Crown by winning the US, British, and Canadian Opens in the same year. Lee Trevino pulled it off in 1971, and of course, Tiger Woods won all three events in 2000.
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