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PostCast, Episode 27: Pondering The Canadian Open’s Future

Glen Abbey
What does the future hold for the RBC Canadian Open and Glen Abbey? (Photo Credit: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

In this episode of the PostCast, Cassie Stein and Sean Fairholm are joined by Global Golf Post Canadian correspondent Robert Thompson to discuss this week’s RBC Canadian Open and the future of the tournament.

While longtime host Glen Abbey Golf Club faces the potential of being redeveloped for homes in the near future, the Canadian Open is hoping to maintain its spot on the ever-changing golf calendar while adding depth to its field.

“We’ve been a huge beneficiary here of RBC’s support,” Thompson said. “There’s no pay to show up on the PGA Tour, however you obviously have the RBC(-sponsored) players show up at their event. I think one of the challenges they face is getting younger players in that new ilk that is coming up to represent the brand and add to the field.”

Thompson doesn’t see the PGA Tour dropping the Canadian Open from its schedule.

“It’s hard to imagine it impacting RBC because they sponsor two events with the Heritage and the Canadian Open,” Thompson said. “And that makes them a big wheel on the tour. One thing that has been kicked around is whether they could transition the Canadian Open into a WGC event.”

Cassie and Sean also talk about Jordan Spieth’s victory in last week’s Open Championship and preview the upcoming schedule this week in the world of golf.

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